Barry de Foyle first broadcast live to the world from his native Northern Ireland as a teenager on Gloria Hunniford’s show on BBC Radio Ulster, reading requests on air and shaking hands with Dana. In spite of this, he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
As a freelance music consultant, Barry has provided 36 hours’ worth of world/classical music playlists for a prestigious Dubai hotel. His main loves are 70s progressive rock, jazz (especially 50s/60s hard bop), folk/world music and classical (from early music to weird modern stuff), from all over the world.
Barry also plays guitar and drums from time to time, contributing to a Roxy Music tribute album in 2009 (his cover of 'Cool For Cats' is on a 2011 Squeeze tribute album); one of his fondest memories is of an evening spent drumming in a jazz/blues club in Ginza, Tokyo. But he is happiest sharing the music he loves with anyone who cares to listen.