Guitarist Barry Blood’s master recordings restored by his son

Barry Blood record release
Barry Blood record release

A music producer who grew up in Buxton has restored and remastered his late father’s recordings for the digital age.

Steve Blood lived in the town during the 70s and 80s. His dad Barry, a guitarist, played in many bands in the north-west for three decades.

Barry was a leading figure in the Manchester music scene from the 60s onwards when his band The Trixons supported The Beatles at the Pavilion Gardens in 1963. He worked as a session guitarist for Shane Fenton/Alvin Stardust and wrote, recorded and toured Europe with The Blood Band.

In 1985, Barry’s song Killing Time featured on BBC’s EastEnders during a romantic storyline between Den and Angie Watts.

Twenty-five years after Barry’s death at the age of 45, his son Steve, who lives in London, has released a single of his dad’s work on iTunes, Spotify and all other digital platforms.

The three-track single is on Steve’s Bad Dads Club label. Tracks are: She’s the Queen of My Rock and Roll World, released as a 7ins single on Barry’s Wrechord Records label in 1982 and currently attracting high prices for its rarity; Safari, an instrumental recording from 1975; and Casino, from 1985, which shows the development of Barry’s production technique fusing rock solos over a pop production.