A Note From Barb~
I feel very grateful – from my humble beginnings of being the “Tally Ho Baby” found in a cardboard box to the present day of being a Singer, Writer, Producer and Booking Agent – based in Chicago.
My Artist Booking company is Barb Bailey Entertainment. My Singer, Writer, Production company is Barb Bailey Music.
Meet Barb - A Sneak Peek!
I have been singing most of my life. I grew up in a recording studio. When I represented Music Producer, Bobby Whiteside at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago – and later – represented Music Producer Dick Marx at Sunset Sound Recording Studio in Hollywood, I was always being thrown into the sessions when they needed another voice – so I have grown up singing in high school and college – and throughout my adult life.
My college degree is in English with a double minor in Music and Abnormal Psychology – from Michigan State University in East Lansing.. I’ve been engaged in different forms of writing all my life. Not only do I write theatrical shows for my artists – I also write shows for myself.
Fast forward to 10 years ago when I started singing and performing in theatres and night clubs professionally. And doing my own bookings. Here’s how it happened! One day in late October – I received a call from Davenport’s – a cabaret show lounge in Chicago. I had forgotten I had booked a show back in February for December 7th and the club needed my promo to put up on their website. Can you believe – I forgot I had booked a show!
It was to be a showcase for some of my singers. But they had all just performed their big shows and I knew that their fan base wouldn’t come back a month later to Davenport’s to see another show.
This was the birth of my new career as a singer! Davenport’s had a “no cancellation clause’ in their contract – so I decided to do my own show which I wrote and performed and called it “Through the Eyes of a Music Agent.” Well – to my pleasant surprise – it went over so well that it caught on! And now every year in December around my December 8th birthday – I perform a new show! And I am thrilled to say – my bookings have extended to various night clubs and theatres – even private parties and corporate events!
As a result – I have 8 shows altogether ~
THROUGH THE EYES OF A MUSIC AGENT
ONE HOT NIGHT – THE UPS & DOWNS OF LOVE
LOVE IS A 4-LETTER WORD
JUST ONE OF THE GUYS
THE GOOD LIFE WITH BARB
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE
TALLY HO BABY (autobiographical one-woman show)
HOLLYWOOD – OUT OF THE BOX
Barb and her Musical Director on piano
Barb and her Quartet or Trio
Thank you for visiting my website -. Barbbaileymusic.com
I would love to bring one of my shows to your venue!!!