As well as being a Musical Director, Jon is a highly skilled show-writer, arranger & producer.
The Elephant Man
Producer - Stephen F. McKernan
Writer – Jon Barker
The Road To Celebrity
Book, lyrics, music by Jon Barker
From rock shows to classical, jazz and swing to rock and pop shows Jon is in constant demand.
All shows are recorded at highly accomplished studios with top quality musicians and collaborators.
“Do something you’ll enjoy and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Does that mean Jon spends his life playing? Musically yes, but bringing fun, enthusiasm and experience to every production is what helps set Jon Barker apart and keeps so many clients coming back to work and collaborate with him time and time again.
Contact Jon today to discuss any forth coming ideas, projects or even just explore the impossible. From arrangements for production shows to adverts, scores or song writing, all projects will be discussed.
Please note, due to a sometimes unpredictable work schedule if Jon is not able to send an instant answer he will endeavour to respond within five working days.
Inspired by the life of John Merrick (the Elephant Man) the show has been brought up to date by transforming the story to the modern day and is being produced as a stage musical made into a major feature film in the United States, to be followed by a first-class Broadway stage production. The script contains abundant humour as well as tragic sensibility.
Available on iTunes, Thank You For Being My Dad has touched the hearts of millions, topped the charts in over 50 countries and been viewed nearly 6,000,000 times on YouTube. Voted best song for a funeral by SunLife.
Thank You for Being My Dad - Jon Barker
In the Living Years - Mike & the Mechanics
My Father’s Eyes - Eric Clapton
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Hero – Mariah Carey
A collection of 12 original and poignant songs of life, love and laughter.
Jon Barker & The Mixed Grill Orchestra & Singers
Recorded at Porcupine Studios, London & Kenilworth Studios, London.
“Your World. Your Way” is the Oceania’s Cruise Line’s strapline. Jon was asked to write an inspiring anthem with this as the title. The song is used to promote the company and played onboard all their ships at the end of every cruise.
This was a promotional song specially written for a live TV show in Las Vegas. The brief was to mention 24 different locations of Harrah’s Casinos - in a 40 second song!
The TV show was made to promote Harrah’s Total Rewards card and was screened live across the USA.