In 1963, Barrie joined the Tull ancestral band "The Blades" at the
tender age of 14. Other "The Blades" members, John
Evan and Jeffrey Hammond, would also join
Tull in the 70's.
Barriemore, or "Barrie", was
a member of the "The Blades", joining in 1963 as a
14 year-old drummer. The band, an ancestral group to Tull, also
included Ian Anderson, John
Evan and Jeffrey Hammond.
After leaving Tull in 1980, he formed the short-lived "Tandoori Cassette" with
Zal Cleminson, Charlie Tumahai, and Ronnie Leahy. Over the years, Barrie has
played with Robert Plant, George Harrison, and Jimmy Page.