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Barry Syska

Barry Syska

Rock / vaudeville / Swing Oakland, CA  US


  • 2015

    Jun 20

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    So EXCITED to share some FIRE with our Burning Man Family...! Joining us on stage is special guest Angelo Moore Fishbone Soldier #1 to help make it RED HOT!!!! https://soundcloud.com/hearttouch/senseless-murder-live Saturday, June 20th - 6:30pm to 2am American Steel Studios - 1960 Mandela Pkwy (Enter at Mandela Parkway & 20th St.) http://americansteelstudios.com/ Tickets: $20 - $35, all-ages, kids 12 and under free Advance Tickets: http://bpt.me/1673336 Come early and save! $25 at the gate 6:30pm - 8:30pm; $35 after Come for dinner food trucks & happy hour specials; talk with artists about their projects; enjoy the art and a very special early "Happy Time Dance Hour" featuring rockstar DJs. Don't miss a minute!!! Dress for inside/out. Carpool: https://rideshare.burningman.org/ Transit: AC Transit "NL" runs to/from Mandela & W. Grand to SF Transbay Terminal Schedule: http://transit.511.org/schedules/index.aspx#m1=S&m2=bus&routeid=49013&dir=W%20&type=5999&customize=1&cid=AC or BART to/from W. Oakland: last train to SF @12:50am STEP RIGHT UP and participate in this BIG ART CIRCUS of ideas and culture: from big art, theme camps and mutant vehicles to fanciful and firey artists, performers and participants of every kind. One of the Bay Area’s most loved art making spaces brings the ARTy to the party in grand style! PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & GROUPS include: Barry Syska & The Fantasy Orchestra, Black Rock Rangers, Cello Joe, Charlie Gadeken, Christopher Schardt, Copper Theater, Chester, Dana Albany - Laffing Sal, Danny Macchiarini- Dragon Smelter, Darrell Hunger, David Best, Dusty Rhino, East Bay Burners, El Radio Fantastique, Eric Maundu, Art Lounge by Henry Riekena, First Church of the Last Laugh, Gamelan X, Hookahdome, Jon Dickinson - fire artistry, Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate - Snail Car, Karen Cusolito, Keno Mapp / Heart Touch, Killbuck - circus banners, Michael Kearney- Rubens' Tube, Party Jitsu Camp, Love Potion Art Car & Collective, 1manbanjo, Rainbow Puddles, Rebecca Anders - Illumicanth, Ryon Gesink, Sextant Camp, Snap Yourself photo booth, Tarotales Skyhigh Odditorium, The Temple of Promise, Trashkan Marching Band, Twilight Spaghetti Theater, Sierra Ron Halbert, UNAVERZ, ZeroDB Silent Disco, ...and MANY MANY MORE! Want to volunteer? Email SEvolunteers@burningman.org More info: Flambelounge@burningman.org

  • 2014

    Nov 1

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Come see The Fantasy Orchestra perform on The Day of The Dead. Nov. 1st at Awaken Cafe 1429 Broadway Oakland, CA. $7 in advance $10 at the door. The bands performing at this gig. Timeless music with a flair for vaudeville, Barry Syska & The Fantasy Orchestra bring a delightful mashup of horns fit for the swing era, guitar and vocals that could hold its own on any americana set, and percussion with melody that brings people to their feet to dance the night away. “These musicians offer up a story, a mood, and a destination for the night. Barry Syska’s Fantasy Orchestra is a full moon for howling wolves.” A new East Oakland based band, Pacific Grass and Electric is living in the past, but has its eyes keenly set on the future. They play bluegrass and old time music because they love it, but can’t quite bring themselves to play by all the rules. An embodiment of the new wave of family porch bands, their music is sure to have you out of your seat and moving your feet, as they sweep you away to another time when things were simpler, the nights were longer, and the barn dances went ‘til dawn. Seth Augustus has found his calling. With a voice like smoking hot coals, moody melodies, and storytelling lyricism, his name as a ravenous bluesman is no question. Usually fronting a full band, this is a special opportunity to see Seth showcase his chops and captivate the crowd. Don’t miss out on this killer set. Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/356708027826025/

  • 2014

    Mar 1

    Berkeley, CA, US | 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

    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

    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.


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    Hey.......Gooooood vibes here!!....................... Please drop by and have a listen to our playlist if you have time ,TBBB


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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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The Fantasy Orchestra is preparing for our next big extravaganza, Howloween. Thi... [more]

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Jul 21, 2009

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