BARRIE CUNNINGHAM IS A PRODUCER, ENTERTAINER, SINGER AND MUSICIAN.
He has spent most of his life entertaining in clubs, lounges, showrooms, concert halls and on cruise ships around the world. He performs as a solo act or with full accompaniment. He began performing in coffeehouses singing folk music when he was 15 in California, Maryland, Florida and New York. He later made his mark in Southern California with the popular rock-a-billy group Black Slacks. He has received many awards including Entertainer of the Year in San Diego, California and was a principal act in a show voted Show of the Year in Reno, NV for 3 years. In 2008, he performed a concert for the opening of the new American Embassy at the historic Brandenburg Gate-Berlin, Germany. He has also performed for The National Governor’s Convention in Biloxi, MS and for many large corporate events.
Since 1990, Barrie performed about 300 dates per year, 2 shows per day, and entertained more than 3 million show-goers. His shows perform in theaters and main casino showrooms and at major corporate events. He is a popular guest on TV talk shows and receives a great deal of news press in the cities where he performs. Although best known for his live performances, he is also a recording artist with several releases. Barrie performs original material as well as songs composed by other artists. Barrie also has extensive experience in entertainment booking, production and showroom/theater operations.
Barrie is probably best known for his incredible tributes to the legendary Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett. Barrie performs these tributes in main showrooms and theaters around the world including Japan, Russia, Hawaii, Canada, Australia and Europe. He has been the main Diamond and only Buffett tribute artist for Legends in Concert, American Superstars, Superstars Live in Concert and Stars in Concert (Europe) since 1991. He produces and stars in his own productions Hot August Nights-the Ultimate Tribute to Neil Diamond and Adventures in Parrotdise-the Ultimate Tribute to Jimmy Buffett. His tributes to Diamond and Buffett were the first tributes to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom in a major Las Vegas Casino.
In addition to the above productions, Barrie produces other shows such as Superstars of Country, “with love, E”-the Elvis show, IDOLIZED, which features former finalists from American Idol and several others.