Press about Micah:
"Micah Barnes is one of Canada's most accomplished and acclaimed Jazz singers..his technical prowess is unrivalled as a veteran performer and long time vocal teacher"- Canadian Musician
"Following his time with the a cappella act The Nylons, Micah Barnes has found his own voice, that of a highly personal singer/songwriter with a strong jazz sensibility."
- Montreal Mirror
"Micah Barnes eludes all the musical cliches. His lyrics, often dryly comic, are a product of his quick intelligience, a mischevious sense of humour, and a bubbling show biz savvy."- The Globe and Mail
"Lyrically biting and musically exciting"
"..has real life and wit"
- NY Times
- LA Weekly
"At the launch party for his self-titled CD, an outstanding collection of jazzy Cabaret Noir songs, Barnes delivered the best vocal performance I've seen this year. I consider him one of the best male vocalists in the world"
"Global News Interview"- Video
"REPLAY: Micah Barnes at the News Café" Winnipegfreepress.com- Article
"Barnes sings praises of Sydney’s menswear style" TheStar.com- Article
"Vocalist Micah Barnes is in an Empire State of Mind" Foreveryoungnews.com- Article
"MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: MICAH BARNES - DOMESTICATED" - Article
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR "NEW YORK STORIES"!
"The combination of Micah Barnes and New York City is as logical as it is irresistible. "New York Stories" is the soundtrack for a sophisticated party. ..it's another marvelous Micah record!" - Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio
"New York Stories..plays out like the score to a musical theatre production about a New York-based love affair"
- NOW MAGAZINE
"Barnes proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in the company of any of the greats in his genre"
...you will wonder which of these songs will be lovingly covered by another artist in the decades to come"
- Dan St. Yves
"Barnes' voice has never been richer and more laden with experience, and his vocal control has never been more succinct.."
The heart-rending Some Other Man clearly establishes Barnes as a fine contemporary songwriter..."
""Micah has a creamy, luscious baritone that caresses the listener's ears...Micah is a vocal chameleon able to move easily between R&B, 60s doo wop and jazz, with a tone sometimes smooth, sometimes deliberately raspy, that is truly exciting."
- Sherry Sylvain, The Buzz
" ...the vocals are passionate, the melodies delightful and memorable and the band is tight, so it's certainly no surprise that the recording is a winner."
- Ruth Schweitzer, Canadian Jewish News
"...a highly accomplished collection of songs inspired by the Big Apple..the album has a rich sound to complement Barnes' expressive vocals"
- Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
"The CD has an intimate feel not unlike a performance in a small bistro somewhere.. Micah's voice reminds me a little of another New York singing icon, Harry Connick Jr. in the voice quality and delivery.""He shows great talent as a songwriter."
- Mike Saunders, Fine Music