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Barry Syska

Rank #310 US Oakland, CA Rock / vaudeville / Swing


  • Barry Syska Vocals
  • Fantasy Orchestra Saxophone
  • Jeff Hobbs Multi-Instrumentalist
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Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Squirrel Nut Zippers, David Bowie (Official), Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen

Bio: Like a victrola, spinning tunes from the swing era to modern ears, Barry Syska's Fantasy Orchestra is a full moon for howling wolves. Barry is a vocalist of the highest versatility, a dynamic band leader, and a lucid lyricist. Strumming the guitar since age 5, one will quickly agree he was born... See Full Bio

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Wrote a song today.

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Oct 6, 2012
The Fantasy Orchestra is preparing for our next big extravaganza, Howloween. Thi... [more]
Looking forward
Jul 21, 2009
To the Bowie Ball on August 14th at the Great American Music hall. It should be ... [more]
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    Mar 1

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm
    ClouD 9
    Berkeley, CA, US
    Sat Mar 01 7:00pm


    An exhibition of art and music, kicking off the ClouD 9 sessions with artist, Leah Romanelli, next at 9pm musical artists Barry Syska and The Fantasy Orchestra and then Mark Growden and his quartet and . ClouD 9 sessions: We will be featuring some of the finest local acts in the bay area and the sessions will be filmed in front of a live audience--you! The sessions will include a 15 min interview with the artists prior to performances and the acts are encouraged to perform a few numbers together to showcase their collaborative efforts and styles. You as the audience will have an opportunity to get to know the artists on a more intimate level, prior to the performance. Admission will go towards supporting your local artists, as well as Cloud 9. This is wonderful way to support and get to know our local talent in such a special way, right here in your back yard at ClouD 9.

  • 2014

    Feb 14

    Novato, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Novato, CA, US
    Fri Feb 14 8:00pm


    You’ll think you are in Paris when Mademoiselle Kiki presents her sensuous European Cabaret with the music of Edith Piaf, Dietrich, Brel and Weill . Mlle. Kiki’s Cabaret d’Amour complete with songs, skits, Moulin Rouge Dancers, the Chez Kiki Orchestra and more. It’s the cheapest ticket to Paris you will ever buy! Featuring Mademoiselle Kiki as the coquettish alter ego of Bay Area performer Moana Diamond . Artistes include David Sasse, Ilya Yacobson, Kristen Rhoades, Briana Smolowe, Jerry Frohmader, Dick Bright, Reggie Ballard, and Barry Syska Doors 7 pm Show 8 pm Front Row Reserved Seat (Advance)$30 Middle Room Reserved Seat( Advance) $25 General Admission Back of Room (Advance) $20 Tickets ( limited - last 3 shows have sold out) at Hopmonk.com/ Novato Club go to calendar or just click

  • 2014

    Feb 1

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm
    The Red Room
    Oakland, CA, US
    Sat Feb 01 8:00pm


    This is an impromptu show. Barry Syska will be performing various tunes as the Troubadour. Joined by other musical friends. Come enjoy an intimate evening of entertainment.

  • 2012

    Oct 31

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm


    Awesome Howloween show Featuring The Fantasy Orchestra Wild and exciting.

  • 2012

    Sep 29

    San Francisco, CA, US | 10:30am
    Treasure Island Flea Market
    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:30am


    Come join us at SF's coolest DIY artisan flea market-music, wine, antiques, food and fun!

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