BREAKING B-A-R-R-I-E-R-S REALITY SHOW!
The show centers on it's two initial members, John and Debbie Oswald, their music, band, and reality show of the same name, BREAKING B-A-R-R-I-E-R-S. There will also be guests and guest band members.
John and Debbie were 1970s classmates in Akron, Ohio. They were in Mass Media, Drama I and II, Art, and Creative Writing classes together. A family tragedy had caused Debbie to miss her chance to ask John if he would like to leave OH with her after graduating to work on their musical careers together. In Debbie's Junior year her Father was brutally murdered by one of the two teenage boys who were robbing her parents. For the sake of her school classmates, who were also traumatized by the event, Debbie dropped out of HS and self-taught herself through homeschooling. She and John never saw each other again. Not until a divine intervention brought the two back together in 2014. You can find John and Debbie's full Love Story in the Menu.
This reality show follows the start-up, progress, music, and lives of the Founding members and their guests and guest band members of their multi-genre band BREAKING B-A-R-R-I-E-R-S. The show is comprised of multi talented and faceted musicians, songwriters and artists. The name Breaking B-a-r-r-i-e-r-s was chosen because it defines John and Debbie's lifelong attitudes. Not to allow themselves to be restricted by any boundary or age, nor confined in any one genre of music or creative talent. Neither will they follow the tried and true start-up path for a new band nor reality entertainment show. You are invited to come along for the ride. Follow the journey of the show and band from its beginnings along with the lives of John and Debbie who have other professional talents outside of the band. There is certain to be something for everyone to enjoy. Starting with the wide variety of unique original music written by John and Debbie Oswald from Rock, Country, Blues, Ballads, Jazz, Gospels, Piano tunes, Comic songs and more. Plus, there promises to be plenty of comedy in the show. Because this is the true sense of what a reality show should be, the band's progress will not be staged, nor scripted because it is in their learning process of trying something new that they hope to help other new bands, songwriters, artists, entertainers, etc., by discovering this new band's successes and failures along with them. There will also be guest spots and other means to aid fellow artists which will be announced later. A radio station is also being added to play the original songs of new artists. Stay tuned!
BREAKING B-A-R-R-I-E-R-S REALITY SHOW MEMBERS
DEBBIE OSWALD -- the band and show’s creator, producer, and the band‘s manager, as well as, the lone and co-songwriter with her new husband and band member, John. Debbie has been the creator and owner of various businesses since the age of 8. Her business owner skills include advertising, marketing, and PR. She is also a professional writer, poet, songwriter, photographer and prior owner/editor of two magazines. In the 80s she was well known in Tx as a dancer and dance choreographer. She is also a wildlife trainer and her well watched Wildlife Close Up series on youtube is now being moved over to the show. Debbie and John were High School classmates. They have an unbelievable story of how they became reunited recently by “divine intervention” and were married on March 23, 2015. John and Debbie's Love Story can be found in the Menu.
JOHN “OZZIE” OSWALD -- the lead singer who plays guitar, bass, drums, keys, percussion, Cajon, and harmonica. John is also the lone and co-songwriter with his wife, Debbie. He is currently celebrating over 50 years of being an entertainer. It began when John received his first guitar at 13 and was soon performing in professional rock bands at the age of 15. Before John finished High School he and classmate, Bud Maple, and their last band together, Rosewater, had been hired to open for the great Phil Keaggy with Glass Harp, as well as, Wild Butter. They had also been hired to open for Queen. John has since been with several cover and originals bands over the years. With his powerful voice he's been performing a Frank Sinatra Tribute show for the last 12 years. He also performs voice impersonations of Dylan, Elvis, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and more. He can also perform a host of voice impressions such as Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Jimmy Stewart, Elvis, and Rodney Dangerfield to name a few. John received the nickname Ozzie as a child and most people still call him Ozzie today.
THE FIRST GUEST PLAYERS WERE FORMER CLASSMATES OF JOHN AND DEBBIE OSWALD
TERRY BROWN. Terry is also a fine art artist and the creator of graphics and animations for his adventure games for children. A demo can be seen at https://youtu.be/bpjrq66PIo0. As teenagers he, John and other classmates used to play music together in Ohio. He has been with several bands over the years.
BUD MAPLE. Bud started playing guitar in 1966 with his friend "Ozzie" (John Oswald). He quit playing professionally in about 1978. He later returned to music later with one of Akron, Ohio's best bands who opened for the #1 Eagles tribute band. Bud also played with a group in WA State "The Shades" which opened for both Boston and Lou Reed.
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT GUEST PLAYERS? "STAY TUNED".