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.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival was a blast again this year, and as we promised, we made the first limited edition copies of “Veins” available only to everyone who was there. Now we’re excited to announce that “Veins” is available everywhere. We’ve put a few links at the bottom of this, but you can also just use your favorite app or streaming service.
But as always, we suggest you use our bandcamp. You’ll get a free bonus track and artwork too, and more of what you give toward the music will actually come to Barelyon so that we can keep making more music for you. Full album coming soon! Please share this single with your friends.
Just in time for summer, we’ve got some rad shows and a new single, “Veins“, that will be a great addition to your summer jam playlist! Limited edition copies, that include a bonus song, will be available at Ann Arbor Summer Festival on Sunday, June 18th. And we’ll release it everywhere online shortly after. So keep yer ears peeled! See you somewhere this week! — Barelyon
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.