Born in Ipswich, England but raised in Seattle, WA until he was 15, he then returned to the United Kingdom. This singer-songwriter who splits the difference between Ed Sheeran's sensitivity, the big-footed stomp of early Mumford & Sons, and a keen moodiness, received a heavy boost in 2015 when his song "Fire" appeared on the soundtrack to the Bradley Cooper vehicle Burnt. Prior to that break, Barnaby aka Barns Courtney had led a band called SleeperCell, a British indie group that never got very far. Once SleeperCell split, he continued to tour as a performer, opening for The Libertines' Carl Barât on a solo jaunt and Ed Sheeran on a North American tour, but he paid the bills by working at PC World. He signed with Virgin, and "Fire" made its way to the production circles of Burnt; and was selected for the soundtrack, with a second single called "Glitter and gold" appearing around the same time. He has just dropped a video for "Fire". A first full-length album is in the making. He'll be performing live tonight at Gopsall Hall Farm in Birmingham, UK.