Added Jan 2004 (info as as 2001)
JOLENE & BARRY
Prior to 76, Jolene had been working as a solo artist, whilst Barry had played in various pop groups. They turned pro in 1976, forming their first group, a trio, later a 4 piece band,before becoming a duo in 1985.
In the early part of their career they appeared on many light entertainment shows for Scottish TV, Grampian TV and BBC Scotland, more recently they have guested on various country music radio programme, where their albums are regularly played.
Jolene & Barry have also toured extensively abroad, notably Switzerland, Holland, France, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, and twice to USA, where they have worked with acts such as Don Williams, Roy Clarke, Hank Thompson and Boxcar Willie.
In the UK, they are a highly regarded live act and have been voted most popular act at country clubs as far apart as Elgin in the north of Scotland to Basingstoke in the south of England. They are also resident act on all Tony Best Leisure Events in the UK and also appear in Portugal for TBL.
In between their work at home and abroad as a duo, Jolene & Barry also find time to tour with their great friends Texas Gun and together they stage their highly popular 'Jocks Away Show'. Currently (2001) they have 4 albums available on CD (though in their career they have recorded 14 albums in total). Their new album 'Somewhere Between', produced and recorded at Texas Gun's studios in Ayrshire, has been critically acclaimed as their best album to date.