Kris Barras Band release hilarious video for ‘What A Way To Go’ in support of Beth Hart shows and 2020 headline shows

About the new song ‘What A Way To Go’ Kris says: “This was the very first song that I wrote for the ‘Light It Up’ album and it has always been one of my faves. I wanted to have a bit of fun with the video. The original plan was to have a good mate of mine play the main character. He would’ve been perfect as he has an amazing mullet! However, he had an accident and broke his collar bone a few days before we were due to start filming. So I made a quick pit stop at a fancy dress shop and we went to work! It was great fun to do something that we hadn’t done before with our videos. We had a lot of fun making it! “

The release of his latest album ‘Light It Up’ follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of ‘The Divine and Dirty’ in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 11 months later returned to play a sold-out show to 500 people at the main room of the Garage, London with an incredible ride to get there.

 This journey saw the band go on tour in the UK with Beth Hart, Joanne Shaw Taylor, not to mention shows with GUN, King King, The Magpie Salute, Therapy?, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and a full European tour with Jonny Lang and Walter Trout. He even found time to join Supersonic Blues Machine as the new singer-guitarist with the legendary Billy F. Gibbons, joining for their debut European tour, playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and a host of sold out shows and festivals across the continent. Faraway from when Barras played the grassroots circuit with a mixture of originals in amongst covers to 20-30 people – from covering ZZ Top in pubs to playing with Billy F. Gibbons in the same band, in 2 years.
“Light It Up’ sees him at his most expressive yet, forcing himself out of his comfort zone. “I kinda forced myself to write songs a different way. The biggest difference for this album was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way, I didn’t feel like I had to conform. I just sat down and wrote songs I wanted to write, with a sound I wanted to produce, not thinking about genre whatsoever.”

EU tour:

22-Feb-20         Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, United Kingdom (supporting Beth Hart)
24-Feb-20         O2 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom (supporting Beth Hart)
27-Feb-20         L’Arcadium, Annecy, France (supporting Beth Hart)
29-Feb-20         L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France (supporting Beth Hart)
1-Mar-20          L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France (supporting Beth Hart)
8-Mar-20           Garage 3, Sluis, Netherlands
10-Mar-20        Lux Club Linden, Hannover, Germany
11-Mar-20        Tower Musikclub, Bremen, Germany
13-Mar-20        Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
14-Mar-20        Club Bogaloo, Pfarrkirchen, Germany
15-Mar-20        Chelsea, Vienna, Austria
18-Mar-20        Jugend-und Freizeittreff Altes Kino, Rankweil, Austria
19-Mar-20        Legend Club, Milano, Italy
20-Mar-20        Bliss, L’aquila, Italy
22-Mar-20        Borderline Club, Pisa, Italy
24-Mar-20        Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
25-Mar-20        Rockpalast Bochum, Bochum, Germany
26-Mar-20        Rider’s Café, Lübeck, Germany
25-Apr-20         LE TOIT ROUGE, Monte Limar, France
28-May-20        Porta Caeli, Valladolid, Spain
30-May-20        Forum Celticum, Culleredo, Spain
6-Jun-20           Hello Festival, Emmen, Netherlands