After genre hopping his way through years of making music, Barry Tones has found himself at home, completely entrenched in a haze of soul and hip hop. The 26-year-old Melbourne local, real name Lewis Pidutti, carries experience beyond his years, beautifully crafting songs around topics ranging from the heartbreak and struggle of loss to the hope and hunger for a better world. Taking his solo, ‘D.I.Y’ music making approach to a live-setting sees Pidutti employ the services of both family and long-time friends, creating a ‘dream team’ of the cream of his local crop. Drummer Jacob Murphy has played in a string of bands including blues 3-piece ‘Granston Display’, whilst currently focusing on lo-fi beat making under the guise of ‘LNDN’. On guitar and bass are James Freeman and Jackson Gray; both members of Melbourne Indie-dance trio ‘I Know The Chief’ (vocals/guitar/keys and drums respectively), Freeman also shares blood with Pidutti as first cousins. Rounding out the band on saxophone is wine-maker Matthew Large, dancing his way around the expressive vocals of Pidutti, adding incredible ebbs and flows of suspense and emotion. The collective sum of Barry Tones create an energy driven, emotion stirring live spectacle, recreating the soulful, yet uplifting nature of Pidutti’s studio efforts. Currently in the studio recording, Barry Tones is definitely one to keep an eye on.