SXSW 2017 Interview: Ten Tonnes

By on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 1:00 pm

Ten Tonnes is Hertford singer/songwriter Ethan Barnett. I met him at the Twix showcase at Bar 96 on Wednesday afternoon and asked him for an interview after his set to open the showcase. He asked me to not talk about his brother and if you’re tenacious and a Google ninja, you can certainly figure out who he’s related to. But it’s not useful in this context b/c the two brothers have very different styles. I find it encouraging that someone so young is interested in blues and rockabilly, two genres that don’t get a whole lot of attention when it comes to popular music.

Evidenced from his newest single ‘Silver Heat’ that literally dropped the day after I spoke with the young talent, this lad’s ready to rock, with his prime accompaniment to his guitar-playing a surprisingly deep, rich voice for a young man, a voice I would imagine most men would envy and would make women swoon. I can’t imagine an album will be far off, so keep your eyes peeled and ears open for more from Ten Tonnes. In the meantime, have a listen to my brief chat with him below, followed by a stream of the new single ‘Silver Heat’ directly below it.

Ten Tonnes, Bar 96, Twix showcase, Wednesday 15 March 2017

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