A Warm Embrace from Barcelona


Barcelona is an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington formed around 2005 and I wish I had heard of them sooner. But I am glad that I do have them now in my regular playlist. Barcelona opened up for Blue October (full review here) on Saturday night (Nov. 10, 2012) and they put on an exceptional show. Their sound is piano based harmonies wrapped with edges of rock interlaced. They remind me of The Fray, Augustana or Throwing Ivory which are also some of my favorites.

Brian Fennell is on piano and also provides the exceptional emotionally charged vocals. Chris Bristol beautifully entertains us on guitars and backing vocals while we get our energy recharged by Rhett Stonelake. They currently have their new CD out, “Not Quite Yours” which holds some of my favorites like “Only Son”, ‘Evermore” and “Change”. You can get their CD or my preference the Vinyl straight from their website or if you must download, they also offer that direct from their site.  While you are at it, you will have to also pick up their CD “absolutes” which has other great favorites like “Please Don’t Go” and “Colors”.

I  hope you get a chance to check them out and take a listen and get ready to put a smile on your face. Their music sure does that for me! They are definitely a great mood changer and can keep you in positive spirits or the perfect music to give to listen to curled up in front of the fire with someone you love. It embraces your soul and who doesn’t need a little of that these days!

~ Enjoy, Marisol


My Photos from the evening!

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  1. you guys were great too. the whole night was a great night of music. i haven’t been to a concert in a while and was glad to see three great bands for the one price

  2. Chris Bristol is no longer with the band. Guitarist Branden Cate is currently touring with Barcelona. His guitar work and harmonies are pretty awesome! BTW, nice pics! 🙂

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