Rebecca Barnard Wiki – Rebecca Barnard Biography
Rebecca Barnard is a well-known celebrity from Australia. So let’s check out Rebecca Barnard’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Rebecca Barnard was born in the Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  in 1960.
BirthName, Nickname, and Profession
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|Real Name||Rebecca Barnard|
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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace
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|Age (2021)||60 Years|
|Date Of Birth||26 December 1960|
|Food Habits||Not Available|
Rebecca Barnard was born on 26 December 1960 in Victoria. Rebecca age is 60 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is Victoria.
Currently, She is living in Victoria, and working as Singer.
By nationality, She is Australian, and currently, her food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
She also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. She loves doing acting in movies and shows.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Rebecca’s height is Not Available tall and she looks tall when standing with her friends. Though she is a little tall as compared to her friends still she manages to maintain her weight.
His weight is around Not Available and she always exercises to maintain that. She loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Rebecca, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. her body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.
In Meter: not available
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Rebecca Barnard Spouse, Husband, , Personal Life
Rebecca’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Rebecca Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Rebecca’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Rebecca Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about her brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Rebecca and will update you soon.
her Boyfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Rebecca’s Boyfriend.
But we are sure that Rebecca is Married and her Husband’s name is Not Available. Now, her relationship is perfect. We have no more information about her Husband.
Also, we have no information about her son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.
Rebecca Barnard Net Worth
The Rebecca Barnard Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.
|Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)||$80K – $85k USD|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$4 million- $6 million USD|
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Fast Facts You Need To Know
None of Rebecca’s solo albums have charted on the Australian ARIA charts – it has been difficult for a performer like Rebecca Barnard to gain exposure for her original work, due to limitations of promotional budgets and lack of airplay. She also cites agism in the music industry as a factor for the lack of exposure “It is an ageist industry especially if you’re a woman. I’m doing the best stuff I’ve ever done now but you just do it because it feels good and that’s what you do.”
Barnard has indicated that in retrospect she should have called the album ‘Music for Listening’, “because some people seriously have thought it’s a new age meditation record. Or I should have called it ‘Music for Listening while Driving.”
In April 2018, Barnard announced that she would be doing a series of shows (in June 2018) with Jodi Phillis (from the band The Clouds).
The album was released on iTunes on 9 April 2017, and available on music streaming websites such as Tidal and Spotify, with the album being officially launched in Melbourne on 8 July 2017.
On September 26, 2017, Rebecca Barnard whilst being interviewed by Jon Faine (on ABC Radio Melbourne), indicated that it was difficult to “get bums on seats” in touring and promoting her own original work. Consequently, Rebecca has been touring, doing jazz shows, and dedicated shows singing songs by Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Due to the lack of exposure and promotional budgets, it has been difficult for Barnard to inform the Australian public of her current original work, despite the early success she had with her band, Rebecca’s Empire.
Throughout 2017, Rebecca Barnard and Monique Di Mattina toured their “Dao of Dylan” show. In this collaboration, Monique and Rebecca draw from their blues/jazz/rock roots to interpret and discuss the mystic resonance of Bob Dylan’s work in their lives and music.
In 2016, Rebecca Barnard featured on the tracks “Now That Our Babies Have Grown” a duet with Paul Kelly and on the track “The Children” as part of the Pesky Bones project. This project features different Australian artists singing in diverse styles. The project was established by the Boom Crash Opera founder Peter Farnan (with all songs written by him).
In 2015, Barnard submitted a piece of writing to the book From the Heart: A Collection from Women of Letters, as part of Women of Letters series curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire. The book was published on 18 November 2015.
Barnard is a part-time music teacher at Northern College of The Arts and Technology (NCAT) in Melbourne, in 2015 (as the part of the course) some of the participants have the opportunity with performing live gigs with Barnard. The hands on course promises to develop skills in songwriting, recording, rehearsal techniques, performance, stagecraft, vocal techniques and more – all under the guidance of Barnard.
Barnard indicated that many of the tracks on the album focused on the fate of the world, where “Golden Hour” is about nature, “Black Coral” about aging and young girls, and “Crash and Burn” being inspired by Australian Greens founder Bob Brown – where Barnard was inspired by a quote of his “If it goes, it’s gone forever” – Barnard said, “(It) just stuck in my mind, so you know, it is a bit negative.” .
In 2013, Rebecca Barnard contributed to “The Boy Castaways” movie soundtrack with the song “I Know Where You’re Going”. The film featured Paul Capsis, Tim Rogers and Megan Washington. The film was directed by Michael Kantor.
Barnard has appeared regularly on radio station 774 ABC Melbourne co-hosting with Derek Guille, and up until the end of 2013 was a regular on another 3RRR’s The Word with Tracee Hutchison.
During 2011 and 2012, Barnard teamed with up with fellow Australian singers Monique Brumby and Kerri Simpson, performing the show “Sheilas of the ’70s” (a tribute to female singers of that decade), where the show included comic dialogue and songs by Kate Bush, Donna Summer, Suzi Quatro, Melanie, Blondie and Fleetwood Mac.
In 2011, Rebecca Barnard released a CD and download single called “A Mother Weeps” (with the Models Super Orchestra), featuring Cal McAlpine (drums), Mark Ferrie (bass), Billy Miller (lead guitar/harmony), Sean Kelly (rhythm guitar/harmony), Andrew Duffield (piano/harmony) and Jack Howard (trumpet/harmony). All profits of the single went to Cancer research. The motivation of the single, was a tribute to Gabby Larkin who died at the age of 16 from an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Everlasting was also the ABC Radio “disc of the week” (week starting 21 June 2010), where the album received some airplay. The ABC Radio review of the album indicated that Everlasting was “sultry, sassy and even a little bit sexy, Rebecca captures the sound of a woman on top of her game.”
The emotive Everlasting was recorded in New York City, and mixed at Tony Bennett’s studio in Englewood New Jersey, during a two-week stint of recording in 2008, with the help of jazz pianist Barney McAll, a long-time friend of Barnard and the first album without the assistance of Shane O’Mara. Rebecca Barnard co-produced this album with Barney McAll, which deals with issues of loss and love. The track Everlasting deals with the death of her father, jazz musician, Len Barnard. Everlasting includes some mature pop songs infused with jazz, such as Born In A Shirt (a Russian metaphor for being born lucky). The tracks were all written by Barnard, except the track Seasong which is cover of a track by Robert Wyatt. The album was predominantly promoted by Barnard herself due to the lack of a promotional budget. Everlasting was made with the assistance of a VicARTS grant. Rebecca has said “How incredible that we live in a society, where most of us are to be free to be. The government giving a 49-year-old woman money to write and record music. There are thousands of women out there deserving of this. Women that struggle with the constant dilemma of creativity versus motherhood, hormonal weirdness, ageing parents, trying to be everything to everyone.” The album received favourable reviews upon its release.
She has recorded three solo albums, namely Fortified (2006), Everlasting (2010), and after a lengthy hiatus, the album Music for Listening and Relaxation (2017). Barnard is known for her personal and heartfelt lyrics. Her first two albums are on her own record label, Ladybird and distributed by Shock Records.
Rebecca Barnard has appeared on RocKwiz (an Australian music focussed TV show) in 2005, 2006 and 2009. She has also appeared on another music oriented music quiz show, Spicks and Specks in 2009. In 1998, Barnard appeared on the Good News Week show, hosted by Paul McDermott.
Fortified was co-produced by Barnard and her then partner, Shane O’Mara, and recorded at their home studio Yikesville. Barnard commenced writing material for the album in 2003. Fortified featured various Melbourne musicians such as Lisa Miller (backing vocals), Tim Rogers (backing vocals), Peter Jones (drums), Michael Barker of the John Butler Trio (drums) and Snout’s Ross McLennan (bass). The album contains tracks penned by Barnard and co-writers including Dr. Rosemary Milne, who created the lyrics to the theme of Play School, on the song called I Hurt (a track about the dark side of love). Fortified features one cover song, the Bob Dylan song Boots of Spanish Leather. The album is led with the exuberant track, Keep Smiling – a song that deals with a long-standing relationship (either family or a friend) and the feeling of being so close, disassociated, and feeling out of control as you get older (“who would have guessed, we would be such a mess…down the track”).
In 2002, Rebecca Barnard contributed to the album “The Women at the Well” – an album featuring Australian female artists covering Paul Kelly songs. Rebecca’s contribution was the song “She’s Rare”.
Barnard indicated that she suffered writer’s block from 2000 to 2005, and hence the hiatus between Rebecca’s Empire ending and her solo career commencing.
Rebecca’s Empire formally disbanded in June 2000 when the duties of being a mother took priority (Barnard gave birth to her son with O’Mara, Harry, on 29 January 1996) and due to conflict between herself and Shane O’Mara . During this time and post 2000, many Australian bands recorded their albums in O’Mara and Barnard’s home studio called “Yikesville”.
For this album, Barnard collaborated with Michael den Elzen, (who previously played bass with Rebecca’s Empire on their 1996 album, Way of All Things). The album was recorded in den Elzen’s studio in Central Victoria, called Waldemar’s Studio. The album was a true collaboration between Rebecca and Michael, as they play all the instruments on the album. Rebecca on vocals, guitar, kalimba, percussion and keyboards, whilst Michael plays guitars, bass, drums, percussion, cello, double bass, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, tzoura, chimes vocal, and also undertook the field recording of the Australian bush, which features heavily on the album.
In 1995, Rebcca’s Empire contributed to a compilation jazz and blues album called “Up All Night”, with a song written by O’Mara and Stephen Cummings called “One Step”.
When songwriting became a focus, she founded the band Rebecca’s Empire in 1993, initially as a duo with O’Mara. In 1994, the band included Peter Luscombe, and Bill McDonald. Michael den Elzen joined the band in 1995, when Bill McDonald left Rebecca’s Empire to play with the band Frente!. The band toured extensively, supported acts such as Billy Bragg and Paul Kelly on their respective Australian tours, released three EPs and two albums (Way of All Things in 1996, and Welcome in 1999) and appeared on the Triple J Hottest 100 albums three years in a row. The track “Way of All Things” was featured on the soundtrack to the Australian film Blackrock and featured on the hit television series, Good Guys Bad Guys. At this height of popularity, Barnard had her own cooking segment on Triple J called Pot of Rock. Barnard has since said of her popularity at this time, that she had “wasted a real good opportunity to do more with the momentum that we had”.
In 1992, Barnard contributed to an album with a group of other musicians called P.R.I.C.S (Performers Releasing Information About Clean Syringes), on the album called “Covered”. Barnard contributed with a Bob Dylan penned song called “Serve Somebody”. In 1994, she provided two tracks with P.R.I.C.S (now renamed Performers Releasing Information About Clean Syringes/Clean Sex) on the album “If You Do It Do It Safe” – the two tracks contributed were Pearl Jam’s “Alive”, and Prince’s “Sign O’ The Times”. Barnard also contributed bass on a David Hosking penned song called “Simply Survivors” which was sung by Shelly Scown.
In 1986, Rebecca Barnard provided vocals to the songs “The Moon” and “Detective Love” on the motion picture soundtrack to Jamezee’s Changing Name – Do You “Speak My Language?”album.
Barnard featured in the following Australian bands, Daktari (1982), The Escalators (1983-1984), Black Coffee (and the Beans) (1985), Way Back Five (1986), Romance Without Finance, Peaceful Anticipation Social Aid and Pleasure Club (1990), Stephen Cummings Band (1986 and 1990–91), The Trees (a pop band with John McAll) (1990), Triple Peaks (1991), and the Rebecca Barnard Band (1992). The band Way Back Five was a “super group” that played funk and reggae covers, and consisted of Barnard, Kate Ceberano, Phil Ceberano, James Reyne and Steve Kearney (from Los Trio Ringbarkus). Barnard has indicated that Michael Hutchence (from INXS) sang with the band at one of the gigs.
During this time (1982 to 1992), Rebecca spent many years in refining her live performance and vocal skills, and was an in-demand session singer, providing vocals and backing vocals on many Australian albums (including soundtracks and guest starring with various musicians). She went on to record and tour with Stephen Cummings, where she met Shane O’Mara (guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer). They were married in 1989 and amicably separated in 2009.
In the late 1980s, Barnard featured on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard and The Big Gig, as part of the in-house band for the respective shows. The band Swinging Sidewalks featured on The Big Gig, was a jazz band that featured singers Kerri Simpson and Shelley Scown.
Rebecca Barnard (born Rebecca Chirnside Barnard, 26 December 1960) is an Australian singer, songwriter, producer and musician. She was the lead singer of the band Rebecca’s Empire from 1993 to 2000, and has forged a solo career since her debut album, Fortified, was released in 2006. Her second solo album, Everlasting, was released in 2010. After a lengthy break of just under seven years, Barnard released her third solo album in 2017, called Music for Listening and Relaxation. Barnard is a Melbourne based musician.
Barnard comes from a rich musical family history. In the 1920s her grandparents Jim and Kath Barnard ran The Kath Barnard Jazz Band. Rebecca Barnard is the daughter of acclaimed Australian jazz drummer Len Barnard AM (once a member of the jazz band, Galapagos Duck) and Jane Chirnside. In 1952 The Len Barnard Jazz Band recorded Australia’s first microgroove LP record and toured extensively in Australia and overseas until his death in 2005. Her uncle is Bob Barnard, who is an accomplished Australian jazz trumpet and cornet stylist. Barnard is inherently a jazz singer, and has said “I’ve always sung jazz, that’s sort of like my first love, you know, it’s like breathing. It’s sort of effortless.” Barnard begun singing jazz in Melbourne venues when she was just 16.
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