Kingscliff Musician Casey Barnes is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for his single Flesh & Bone. The winners will be announced this month.
Kingscliff Musician Casey Barnes is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for his single Flesh & Bone. The winners will be announced this month. Contributed

Barnes back on the main stage

KINGSCLIFF singer- songwriter Casey Barnes took to the main stage at Caloundra Music Festival last weekend. 

It was the second time he'd performed at the festival and the second time on the main stage.

Barnes said as festival organisers were known for their variety, it was an honour to be back on the main stage at the weekend.

"I was lucky to go back there to play the main stage," he said. "It was nice to be invited back because it's really difficult to get back on the bill."

Barnes said he had the opportunity to stick around and check out some of the other acts, including 1980s new wave band Pseudo Echo.

"They really do support Australian artists," he said.

Barnes also shared the stage with the the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, Meg Mac and Ash Grunwald.

He said his dad, who'd been working overseas for quite some time, finally had the chance to see him perform at a major festival.

During the Caloundra set Barnes performed his new single, The One You Love, live for the first time."It was good to have him there in the crowd," Barnes said.

Barnes had a seven-piece band, including a brass section, for the festival gig, which was far removed from his usual solo act.

He said the new single had been added to rotation on 100 radio stations, and was the seventh most-added song on Australian radio last week.

The single's video clip was filmed at the Tweed.

Upcoming shows:

  • Nov 14: Gold Coast Arts Centre with Rich Price
  • Nov 21: Plantation Music Festival, Yatala Qld

Visit caseybarnes.com.au for more info. 



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