Barrett’s impeccable diction and pitch, his fluid liquid baritone combined with his seemingly inexhaustible catalogue of great songs by the likes of Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart have made him a favorite of audiences here and abroad.
Major engagements have taken him to the finest rooms: The Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles, New York’s Carlyle Hotel, The Cipriani in Venice and to London’s fabled Berkley Hotel. He is a regular fixture on the golden triangle – Palm Beach – The Hamptons – New York and is currently ensconced at The Firebird Russian Restaurant on New York’s Restaurant Row.
His ability to deliver the clever, complicated words of Coward and Porter have earned him legions of fans and caused The New York Times to dub him “One of the most polished young performers among a vanishing breed of sophisticated singer/pianists” and The Washington Post to remark “to hear Chris Barrett describe cabaret is to remember uptown ladies and gentlemen, Washington Post Cocktails and Manhattans and the romance of songs like “Seems Like Old Times”.
Along with invitations to perform for HRH: The Duke of Edinburgh, Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, Barrett was commissioned by The Smithsonian Institution to celebrate in concert, Cole Porter’s Centennial. Recently he drew critical raves as “featured artist” with The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
The Backstage Bistro Award winner, Chris Barrett has four recordings to his credit. His most recent release “The Best Is Yet To Come”, features the extraordinary piano of legendary jazz artist, Dr. Joe Utterback for the prestigious Connoisseur Society.
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