- Genre: Alternative Pop
A budding pop prodigy with undeniable charisma, London-based artist Barny Fletcher first debuted in 2019 with singles “Christ Flow” and “Blu Skyes,” which set the stage for his hotly-tipped debut project, CANVAS2033, and its follow-up, BOZO. The releases sparked support from BBC Radio 1 on their ‘Introducing Playlist,’ leading to a prestigious performance slot at the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1 Big Weekend. He has also played a sold out London headline show as well as festival appearances at Lollapalooza Paris, Reading & Leeds, and The Great Escape. Out October 19, Barny Fletcher is set to release his new mixtape project, JETPACK. The collection of songs is released via Guin Records. A project which took Barny back to his humble roots hunting for hidden beats on the internet, the resulting JETPACK mixtape takes us on a wild ride through its 10 high-octane tracks. Twisting through smart hip-hop beats, slick R&B melodies, and laser sharp lyricism, the songs are the latest testament to Barny’s meteoric rise. Barny has also been tapped to be featured on the first BBC 1xtra x BBC Introducing collaboration for BBC Introducing LIVE at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in which he’s recorded 16 bars for the collaboration. This will launch as part of BBC Introducing LIVE this year, celebrating 15 years of BBC Introducing. Growing up in a small Somerset, UK village to a photographer father, filmmaker mother, and very little else to occupy his hyperactive nature other than an eclectic record collection, Barny delved into the catalogs of artists such as The Kinks, Eminem, Bob Dylan, and Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, a chaotic fusion that still influences him today. Getting his start uploading weekly tracks to SoundCloud, Barny’s sound has evolved into a kaleidoscopic mix of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and disco, alongside a distinct lyrical take on the absurdity of the everyday. He has landed on Spotify’s NMF UK playlist 7 times, has seen Front Left, Our Generation, and Free Form (including the cover!) Spotify placements, as well as on Apple Music’s New Music Daily. Outside of music, Barny enjoys developing his fashion brand ‘Verlimont,’ a passion project of which he enjoys sourcing quality materials and even hand-applying finishing touches himself.