Our Musical Director and founder of Major Tonic, Barry Webb, is a professional musician, experienced Vocal Coach, conductor and Singing Teacher.
After living in London and then Germany and the Czech Republic, he moved to Liverpool. He conducts the Roundelay Choir in Southport and is Vocal Coach for the Heswall Espressivo Choir. He conducted his opera Nepomuk in 2018, funded by the Arts Council of England. As a singer he has performed internationally including with the Royal Opera house, La Scala Milan, the Bayreuth Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Frankfurt Opera. He has founded and run 4 opera company projects, Co-opera, Bloomsbury Opera, Klaster Studios and he continues to work on Project Nepomuk, a cross border cultural co-operation project. Central to this were workshops in local schools. Barry has also sung in many care homes. As a student he attended Cambridge University, the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Scottish Conservatoire. His great-grandfather was a drum major in the army.
Our pianist is Brian Tubb.