60 Seconds: What are some of the roles you play?
Great Barrier Reefs: We bring high energy, original steel pan music through Memphis [and beyond].
60 Seconds: When did you start to learn your talent?
Great Barrier Reefs: [We] formed in 2009 out of jazz, funk and rock musicians, the first CD was released last year and we've been on the road to promote it ever since.
60 Seconds: What is the best part about being a musician?
Great Barrier Reefs: Sharing our hearts and talents with everyone who gets the chance to see us play. Whether it's a smile or a quick dance, we love making people to feel good!
60 Seconds: What do you have coming up?
Great Barrier Reefs: April 20th at Young Ave Deli and Summer Tour to follow.
60 Seconds: What are your major aspirations?
Great Barrier Reefs: Spread the sounds of the pan outside of the usual "Jimmy Buffet/Bob Marley" genres. Spread happiness through music.
60 Seconds: How is your music art connected to being in Memphis?
Great Barrier Reefs: WUMR has been a great advocate of our music as well as the fans we have in Memphis. The Memphis crowd is different that other stops on our tour because a lot of these fans we've known over the years from other cities that have for one reason or another moved to Memphis. Memphis listens more. We know when we take the stage in Memphis that what when we play we will be heard and for a steel pan group that is trying to branch outside of the normal island sound, that is important to us.
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