Barnard Family


Bob Barnard has been a driving force in Australian and international jazz for almost 70 years. He began his career as a boy in Melbourne, when he played the trumpet with his mother’s dance band on Saturday nights. While still in his teens, he toured eastern Australia with his brother, drummer Len Barnard, playing at some of Australia’s premier nightspots and jazz clubs. Bob is credited as a major contributor to an ‘Australian’ style of jazz. For many years, he led his own band, making regular appearances at major national and international jazz festivals.

In Australia, he has played with local legends Graeme Bell, Don Burrows, Ade Monsborough and James Morrison to name just a few. Internationally, he has played and recorded with countless eminent musicians, among them Ralph Su on, Peanuts Hucko, Bud Freeman, Wild Bill Davison, Dick Cary, Jim Cullum and Dan Barre .

Bob has received many tributes and honours over the years, including an Order of Australia (am) (1990), an Advance Australia Award (1991), the Australian Jazz Critics Award (1990, 1991, 1992), and he is a two- me winner of the Australian entertainment industry’s highest award, the Mo—he was named ‘Jazz Performer of the Year’ in 1993 and 1997. He has been inducted into the Montsalvat Hall of Fame (1988), the Australian Legends of Jazz (1991), the Australian Jazz Hall of Fame (1993) and the Australian Jazz ‘Bell’ Awards Life me Achievement Award (2011).

Bob Barnard is rightly considered one of the world’s best jazz trumpet players.


Tony has appeared at all of Australia’s jazz festivals, accompanied visi ng jazz and show-biz stars from over- seas, won ‘best guitarist’ polls, Formed Australia’s Artist 5 guitar big band Interplay, led his own bands and worked as musical director on cruise ships. Tony has a diverse range of albums to his name (36 and counting) ranging from jazz to blues and classical, and has played with a wide range of artists including The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Ronnie Sco ‘s jazz orchestra, Barney Kessel, Earl Hines, Nat Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman, Keely Smith, Buddy Greco, John Hendricks, Barry Humphries, Howard Alden, Dan Barre , Cli Richard, Rufus Reid, Jim Mullen, Cur s S gers, Stephen Ben- ne , Muriel Anderson, Don Burrows, George Golla, Don Andrews, Billy Field, Louis Stewart, Georgie Fame, Kevin Spacey, The Inkspots, Ronnie Corbe , Clare Teal , Jacqui Dankworth, Claire Mar n, Scarlet Strallen, Peter Grant, Mar Pellow, Tony Hadley, John Colianni, Monica Mancini, Diz Disley, Toured Europe with the Original London West End Rat Pack show , and was the resident guitarist of the Ronnie Sco ‘s Jazz Orchestra for some 8 years. He has composed for and appeared in television and stage shows. Tony won the international song writing competion in 2013 with his piece “Bunyips”.

Tony is also one of a handful of people worldwide, who has mastered the 21-string Harp Guitar and has recently released a solo CD playing mostly originals.

Now based in the UK, Tony performs regularly at Ronnie Sco ’s and other top London jazz venues. As well as performing all over the UK and Australia, he has also performed in the USA, France, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Germany, Turkey, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Holland, United Arab Emirates, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Australia, England, Greece, and even Samurai island (New Guinea) among others.

Tony has performed for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Queen of Denmark, HRH Prince Turki al Faisal, Sultan of Brunei, Australian Prime Ministers Hawke, Kea ng, Fraser and Howard, President Giscard de’Estaing of France, Sir David A enborough, Sir Richard Harris, Sir Paul Mc Cartney, Sir Elton John, Sir David Frost, Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, Sir Richard A enborough, Sir Ian McKellan, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Daniel Craig, Paul Hogan, Paul Newman, Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Kathy Bates, Liz Hurley, Barbra Windsor, Bryan Brown, Chick Corea, Je Beck, Stanley Clarke, Elle MacPherson, Andrea Bocelli, Bert Weedon , The Cast of Eastenders, Jodie Kidd, Lulu, Bryan Ferry, Sir Tim Rice and Ma “Guitar” Murphy among others.


Adam has been a regular behind the drums (and/or washboard) in various Sydney music scenes for many years, playing a host of different genres; be it 1920s jazz, delta blues & rag me, trad, bebop, mainstream jazz, Texas blues, western swing, 50s rock’n’roll or 60s soul, Adam has the bases covered.

His versatility has seen him perform and record across the country and internationally, with a variety of players and combos, including Mic Conway (Mic Conway’s Whoopee Band); Igna us Jones (Jalousie); Peter Ind (Ronnie Sco ’s, London); Campbell Burnap (London); Jim Mullen (London); Jim Richardson (UK); Bob Sidor (UK); Gerome Davies (UK); Frank Holder; support for Steeleye Span (UK); James Morrison; Glenn Shorrock; Frank Benne ; George Washingmachine; Tony Barnard’s All Hat Jazz; The Café Society Orchestra; Greg Poppleton’s Bakelite Broadcasters; The Never Binta Memphis Mudsteppers; The Jugalug Stringband; The Radium Club Hepsters; Galapagos Duck; and of course Father Bob and Uncle Len!

Adam’s TV appearances include The Bert Newton Show, Good Morning Australia, Newsworld and more recently in the Seven Network’s TV series A Place To Call Home.


Beau is one of Australia’s most in-demand keyboard players and musical directors in the popular music industry, working with an extensive array of local and international artists, including: Daniel Johns; Guy Sebas an; Jessica Mauboy; Cyrus; Ronan Kea ng; Brian McFadden; Boney M; Samantha Jade; Jasmine Rae; Amali Ward; Boyzone; Paloma Faith; 1927; Casey Donovan; and Olly Murs, just to name a few. He also plays jazz. His jazz-funk band Alamode headlined the Miri Jazz Festival in 2011. He always enjoys performing with his grandfather Bob Barnard and his uncles Tony and Adam.

With a Bachelor of Music & Music Education (BMusBEd) from UNSW, Beau has also worked as a pro- ducer for artists such as Jai Wae ord, Taylor Henderson and Dami Im.

As a songwriter, Beau has won the New York-based International John Lennon Songwriting Contest with singer/songwriter Amali Ward for their track Knock You Out; and together they co-wrote Ten Things to Prove which was featured in Sony Pictures’ Centre Stage II: Turn It Up. He also plays key- boards on several episodes of the 2016 Ne lix series Beat Bugs – an animated series based on the

music of the Beatles.

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