Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes is an independent singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Lexington, Kentucky.  He has composed and published original music since 2000, beginning at the age of fifteen.  Built on a foundation of industrial rock, industrial electronic, and alternative metal, Michael's music has since branched out into an eclectic variety of genres such as piano rock, acoustic, and Celtic to create a unique sound synthesis, with deeply personal and emotional lyrics.




In addition, Michael performs all of the instruments in his work and has personally engineered and produced every release.  He has also written music for various visual projects, as well as the soundtrack to a video game.  





At a young age, Barnes began designing and maintaining his own website, www.michaelbarnesmusic.com, where he has a fan base drawn from regions all over the world.




His latest concept album, Vulnerable, is a ten-year effort about the loss of his older brother in 2013, with a focus on mental health awareness and self-discovery.  It can be found on all major streaming platforms, as well as Michael's Bandcamp page.