WILLIAM "BARRIE" CUNNINGHAM - Bio
PRODUCER, ENTERTAINER, SINGER, TRIBUTE ARTIST, MUSICIAN AND THEATRE OPERATOR.
Barrie has spent most of his life entertaining in clubs, lounges, showrooms, concert halls, performing arts theatres 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 several awards including Entertainer of the Year - S. California and Vacation Hero - Norwegian Cruise Lines. He was a principal tribute artist 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 including Motorola, ADOBE and Scentsy.
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 theatres around the world including Japan, Russia, Germany, 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 (Germany) since 1991. He produces and stars in his own productions Hot August Nights - A Neil Diamond tribute show and Adventures in Parrotdise - A Jimmy Buffett tribute show featuring actual Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band members and alumni. His Neil Diamond Tribute and Jimmy Buffett Tribute were the first tributes to have a residency in a main showroom in a major Las Vegas Casino.
In addition to the above productions, Barrie produces Superstars of Country, Superstars Live in Concert, “with love, E” - Elvis Presley tribute show, IDOLIZED - Former American Idol Finalists and several others.
Barrie continues to work for Legends in Concert and TAD Management.