“Barrence Whitfield sings like a man grappling with insanity…”
– Chicago Tribune
“Those looking for a sizzling new platter to raise the roof at their next party can stop their searching; Barrence Whitfield has you covered.”
– American Songwriter
Winner of 7 Boston Music Awards, Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and James Brown. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business, one of a few black, rock n roll singers/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a “frenzied” performance.
After college, Barrence, like many organic music lovers, found himself working in a Kenmore Square record shop called Nuggets. There, he was discovered by guitarist Peter Greenberg, of the legendary Boston bands DMZ and The Lyres. Through this introduction, Barrence got his first taste of the rock n roll life and Boston’s music scene. Boston reciprocated in kind with 7 Boston Music Awards, including Best all Around Male Vocalist, Best R&B Vocalist, and Best R&B Band.