Barelyon is what happens with the Big Apple meets the Motor City. A champion and an underdog rolled into one. A ton of hustle and zero ounces of quit. Stylistically, raw, soulful, pop rock with influences from Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, The White Stripes, John Mayer, and other artists known for embracing the history of music while molding it into something new. Originally from NYC and Detroit respectively, Barelyon is a collaboration between Leona CW and Brion RGB (Riborn) –and often other groovy music people– creating music with a focus on duets and harmonies. Almost every song is an interaction between singers. There is no lead. Barelyon is a duo. Barelyon is a trio. Barelyon is a band. Barelyon is.
So yeah… we tend to be performing so much that we don’t actually upload videos regularly. Thanks to our fans, there are quite a few out there if you look for them. But here’s one from a fest we performed at last year. Enjoy!
(if you’re impatient, or just don’t want to hear Brion build the loop, CLICK HERE to skip right to the singing).
The Music & Arts Guild Showcase, Episode 28 :: Barelyon Released – Nov 04, 2016
From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the twenty-eighth episode of The Music & Arts Guild Showcase with your special guest hostess, Kate de Fuccio.
AM1700 is joining forces with The Music & Arts Guild to form a supergroup not seen since The Birthday Party and members of Einsturzende Neubauten and Magazine teamed up to form Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Focusing on local music with weekly live, in-studio performances, the Music & Arts Guild Showcase aims to spotlight bands that are making great music in the area. James handcrafts each show by picking out only the best in local music.
In this week’s episode, Barelyon brings their soulful harmonies all the way from Detroit to the AM1700 studios. They hang out with James and chat about themselves in between ripping through some truly beautiful songs.
Aired on 03 November, 2016 Recorded live at AM1700 Radio in historic, downtown Ypsilanti, MI.