Original Jazz, Blues and Chanson
"...by now we all know that East Coast music encompasses more than traditional Celtic music. A case in point is St. John's native Mary Barry, who writes and sings songs in two languages spanning jazz, blues, roots, country, cabaret, chanson, and worldbeat...with a versatile, expressive voice that strikes to the heart of whatever style of song she is performing." (The Record)
"It's never too late to resonate"
Many of Mary's fans know her well as a performer and recording artist but did you know that she has also been a vocal teacher and award winning voice-over artist for over 30 years?
While still instructing individuals and groups in person, the Pandemic has allowed Mary to expand her studio to a new online platform. Thanks to Music NL and their PressON program, she is launching her online 'Vocal Express'.
"Mary Barry is a gifted voice teacher with many tools at her fingertips. She is a gifted singer and songwriter and
I believe her experience enhances her great ability to teach and guide her students with confidence and originality.
My experience with Mary was a joy!"
-Corrine Koslo, Jesse Award winning singer/actor in 'Mama Mia' and cast member of CBC's 'Anne with an E'.
New Album in 2021
featuring The Atlantic String Quartet
A superb recording artist and prolific songwriter, Mary Barry thrives in the recording studio. Thanks to Arts NL, she is currently working on her 6th independent album due to be released in 2021.
"...a goldmine of nuggets for collectors of original jazz and blues."
- John Holmes, The Telegram
"This steamy-voiced artist captured the audience from her first step on stage and held them until the lights went up after her encore." - The M.U.S.E
"She's a superb pianist, a fine vocalist, and an intelligent songwriter; combine the three and you've got a masterful performer."
-Geoff Meeker, Newfoundland Herald
"Mary Barry's back in town and that's good news if you like good music! " - Marjorie Doyle, The Sunday Telegram
"..une voix chaude, jazzée, avec une chaleur de bossa nova."
- Luc Le Blanc, Radio-Canada