Barry Steenkamp

Songwriting & Guitar

Barry started his professional music career early in his life by performing in school bands. After matriculating, he has contributed to numerous successful musical collaborations involving a wide variety of styles including Funk, Psychedelia, African, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Folk, Cajun and African. Creatively he is involved in songwriting and musical arrangement, studio recording and live performances on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lapsteel, sitar, upright and electric bass. To date, Barry has played on twenty one albums with various artists, of which Vuur En Vlam (Rhythm Records) by Valiant Swart and Ollie Viljoen won a SAMA award for the Best Afrikaans Traditional Music Album category in 2008. In 2010, Heuningland (Rhythm Records) by the Radio Kalahari Orkes received a SAMA nomination in the category Best Adult Contemporary Album and in 2017 Radio Kalahari Orkes was honored with the FAK – Prestige Award for their excellent promotion of South African folk music. Currently Barry is the agent, manager and bassist / vocalist for Radio Kalahari Orkes.

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