Welcome to our page . My name is Rob Barrer originally from Christchurch New Zealand. In 1957 I had my first guitar lesson aged 9 years, at the Elaine Moody school of Music, under the Majestic Theatre in downtown Christchurchs High Street. Elaine Moody was a dear sweet old lady and the first song I learned was Rock Island Line-which was on the hit charts of that time-That girl was a Rock n Roll Granny of high calibre.. After a few months when I began Bar Chords she handed me over to her top pupil Tommy Kahi who went on to become CHCHs best Guitar player/ entertainer playing mostly American Cover Songs with his band.I was hooked-I formed my first band in which I was the only one who could play or sing, That was OK back then.
Since then I have learned from every Muso I jammed or played with probably in the late hundreds-many of whom made it in the industry both in Kiwiland and Australia. Music has been a huge blessing in my life and two of my sons have gone on to become Singer songwriters in their own right. I am currently working on my final Country/ Blues /Folk Album which is named Come Hell or High Water-
Since 2006 my two sons had been playing some great music for a few years with their talented friends and began home recording. Both Jake and Leo were writing many tunes and INDIE MUSIC was HOT. I began this site to gain some audience and to share ideas with some of the fine Musos already established and having success. In 2007 three of their songs were nominated for Golden Kayaks which were for the best song / tune in various Genres. WOW we were blown away by winning all 3 Awards and getting heaps of hits online. Now in 2020 we have had 180,000 plays plus made many friends and had several number ones
and this is still our favorite INDIE site-There are more songs written during Lockdown from Covid 19 yet to be recorded-
Unique, Imaginative and Alternative family and friends who play live in Marlborough Nelson. West Coast. NEW ZEALAND
we represent these bands
"Silverwood Studio and Rob are the greatest stuff I ever heard, you are talking to the dude who met Knopfler, Andy Summers from the Police, Rory Gallagher, Paverotti...what the hell..Rob and Silverwood are my heroes and that's what I like to listen to. I love your music and you have it.enough said'. EM GIEL
BEACHSIDE RECORDING STUDIO IN THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS NZ.
South Island of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
ARTISTS that feature in the music include;
Leo H Barrer, Sharon Ware, Jake Barrer, Rob Barrer, Lori Asquith, Santosha Phillips, June Fallen and Ana Iti.
Golden Kayak Winning Songs
Gondwana # World Music
Membrane Over Liquid Velvet # Ambient
With You Now #Live Performance
17 Number 1 Online Hits 2007 to 2017
Americana, Folk, Rock, Alt Country, Dancehall, Alternative, Blues, Ambient, Progressive Rock, Electronica and Kiwiana.
Plan B #1 Alternative
Dolls on Parade #1 Jazz
Epitaph #1 Ambient
We Gotta Go Back #1 Folk / Americana
Calling Me #1 Classic &
My Hometown #1 Easy listening /
Frank #1 Comedy
Long Shadows #1 Alt. Retro &
House of The Lord #1 Christian/ Spiritual
The Great Divide #1 World Music
Strange Times #1 Comedy
On An Island # 1 Classic & Prog
Gondwana #1 World Music
The Nobody #1 Folk / Americana
Hairdressers # 1 Comedy (for 2 wks)
Man in a Shack #1 Comedy
Cold hearted Ways #1 Alt Retro &
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Nominated for Golden Kayak 2015. A touch of Ska, a pinch of Pop, choppy guitar riffs, and counterpoint vocals make for a danceable tune.
PLAN B feat Sharon Ware
My heart won't be stomped upon by anyone
I dance to the beat of a different drum
Nice strong vocal backed with acoustic guitars , cello, Cohan, Ebo, and a little magic from New Zealand
DEVIL AND THE GOOD LORD feat LEO and SHARON
A NEW LOOK AT THE OLDEST TALE,
"Said God to the Devil I have a plan"
FRANK feat Leo
A DESCENT INTO MADNESS WITH AN IMAGINARY FRIEND-#4 in Comedy
ON AN ISLAND feat Jake
I love Silverwoodstudio's music,it has such an authentic, natural sound to it... it's mellow and gentle..
Dolls on Parade feat Sharon Ware
Reached #1 in ALL GENRES Mellow pop ballad decorated with sweet vocals caressing the song
reached #1 in Ambient Genre: Honouring those who have gone before
OSAMA BIN LADEN
This tune was concieved written and recorded after Bin Ladens death in 2011 and finished by the end of that year. We decided not to put it out to the public as some may have found it tasteless. Osama was a a bad man no doubt but the whole scenario was complicated, and Saudi Arabia appeared to be at the heart of the twin towers destruction. Years have past and now we are releasing this ballad
CALLING ME feat JAKE
reached #1 Classic and Progressive Rock-!WHEN ONE LOSES A LOVED ONE- VOICES CALL
LONG SHADOWS feat Rob
#1 in Alternative Retro & Psychadelic-Elements of the Doors meets Dire Straits; THE PREDATOR
The Nobody feat Rob
Reached #1 in Folk/Americana! The outcast from society, but the Nobody will survive!
Hollow Victory feat Jake
victory can also leave a bitter taste
We Gotta Go Back feat Rob Leo Ana
reached #1 in Folk /Americana, A hunting song set in the forests of New Zealand
MY HOMETOWN feat Leo and Sharon
Reached #1 Easy Listening, Everyone has a hometown.
MAN IN A SHACK feat Leo
REACHED #1 IN COMEDY HILLBILLY FUNK BALLAD ABOUT A MAN, A DOG, A KNIFE, AND A GUN
The Wave feat Jake
A free spirit beyond the bonds of human endeavour! Another unsolicited gem I've recently discovered
Reached #1 on World Genre Charts, Cashbox Magazine-
HAIRDRESSERS feat Rob Re-Mastered
12 weeks at #1 in Comedy what is important in these times- HAIRDRESSERS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS
With you Now feat Lori
Classical accoustic guitar, with Loris charming vocals-reached top 10 in genre!
BROWN SHOES( remix)
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE GIG .BROWN SHOES
BOOK OF LIFE feat Leo / Sharon
LIFE LIVED TO THE FULL- great song, beautiful lyrics with vocals, you want to hang onto every word
THE GREAT DIVIDE
#1 in World Genre.The Great Divide is the journey from life to death- MOVIE SCORE
Never to know -just what we never know!
THE TRUTH feat Leo
THE TRUTH -THERE ARE MANY WHO HAVE DIED-FOR THE TRUTH
IF YOU FALL feat Leo and Sharon
Themes of childhood, war. Our willingness to be there when our children / loved ones are in need.
membrane over liquid velvet
LIVING IN A FANTASY feat Jake
THE LINE BEWEEN TRUTH AND FICTION BLURS- ROCK ANTHEM
HOUSE OF THE LORD feat Leo and Jake
#1 in Spiritual- a Dream-Morphs into a Gospel chorus-Love your enemies one day you may need them
SEE YOU ON THE MOON feat Jake
Jake wrote this song after his 16 year old sister was killed in a car crash, Jake was only 15!
12/22/2020 6:03:34 PM
The year of Covid 19 has been tough on live performancesbut in New Zealand it has been eliminated and kept at bay-so we have been able to play live at Farmers Markets and safe venues right through 2020. Wishing the best to all of you for 2021
4/13/2019 3:51:31 AM
Kia ora Rob thanks for your message, its been a while so nice to be loading my new album on to IAC and see my songs being played. Yes scary stuff what happened in Christchurch! The haters at least are a minority and will now be watched closely by the police I hope! It's tragic so many people had to die for us to see that we are not safe from terrorism.
3/1/2019 11:44:27 AM
Wow! Diggin' your tunes yet again! Such beautiful stuff! I just HAD to "Say Something"!!!
10/29/2018 7:25:04 PM
awesome, so you added the http// and then used the page id plus the song idclever man-if everyone knew this the site would get more traffic < i'm sure !
10/22/2018 3:53:15 AM
hey, Rob... it DOES work... I posted the following on FB and the picture appeared... clicking on it brought me to the song page too:
10/19/2018 10:17:09 PM
Streaming you here again... beautiful... lovely... tearing up a bit... thank you for your music!!! Listening to it is truly a blessing. =M=
6/20/2018 12:00:45 AM
Hey, Rob(in reference to that song, 'Determined). Sent you a PM(Private Message)
6/19/2018 10:26:26 PM
Good God! Such Beautiful Music Here! The Spirit Is Beautiful As Well! Bless You All!-M-
1/26/2018 8:50:25 PM
Hi Rob and thanks so much for stopping by our page with encouraging words!
1/25/2018 10:42:55 PM
Thank you, Rob, for your comment on my page - always a pleasure to hear from you and the Silverwood team.
Thank you too for adding "Hey Boba Lou" to your Indie Spirit station and for your ever so kind and generous accompanying words.
I wish you and all at SilverwoodStudio good health, good music and much continued success in 2018.
12/6/2017 5:53:27 PM
12/6/2017 5:52:18 PM
A Merry Christmas to all of the Indies here at IMP-hope is for an improved 2018 -world peace-less hate-more common sense.
12/6/2017 5:52:18 PM
A Merry Christmas to all of the Indies here at IMP-hope is for an improved 2018 -world peace-less hate-more common sense
4/11/2017 2:02:47 AM
ALL IS GOOD, PLAYING LIVE AGAIN, NEW BAND
4/17/2016 5:49:41 PM
Glad to hear you are on the mend. I've been having some health issues as well and since my mom passed I've been more conscious of trying to make the most of everyday.
BTW ~ I thought I heard vocals on your song Epitaph about half way through!! But in any case it's a beautiful composition that we both enjoy very much. Maybe I imagined the vocals. It wouldn't be the first time!
4/7/2016 7:11:46 PM
Hey Rob thank you so much for the great write up on your station. I truly appreciate that you took out special time to do that. It was really great. I especially love the "taken a well known and loved folk tune, and pulled down the blinds" that is a fab quote I love it.
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