Barnaby Race is a composer and singer-songwriter from London. He studied composition at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked on sessions for BBC Radio 1Xtra, Classical FM and BBC Radio 3, as well as singing backing vocals for artists such as Dizzy Rascal, Bruce Dickinson and Jethro Tull. In the studio he’s collaborated with producers such as Steve Brown (Rumer, Laura Mvula), Cam Blackwood (Jamiroquai, We are Scientists) and Danny Schogger (Wham, Celine Dion). His music draws on artistic influences from writers such as Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman and Danny Elfman to name but a few.
Recent compositions include a collaboration with members of the BBC Concert Orchestra on an electronic adaptation of Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Madonna of Winter and Spring’, which was performed at the Barbican in January. He has also written material for a new musical, ‘A Song Cycle for Soho’, that was performed at The Soho Theatre, and is currently working with Harry Hill and Steve Brown on ‘X Factor: The Musical’, as an arranger. When not composing, he can be found performing as the lead singer for The Band Called Up, who are playing in academy sized venues up and down the UK.
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