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Recently I was interviewed by The Guardian , they wanted my take on the new show “Roadies”. Here is a link:

My newest movie, “Hobie the Elf – Out of Bondage” is in post production and will be released shortly, here is a link to the official trailer:


“Hobie the Elf – Out of Bondage” is the story of one of Santas former elves, he has escaped Santas slave labor camp and is here to tell us how things really are. But don’t worry, Santa gets equal time to tell his side. Here are some stills from the shoot :


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We are set to roll on out Hobie movie on October 20, but start to look for it by the end of November.

Movie synopsis: Ever wonder what it’s really like up at the North Pole at Santas workshop? Having escaped, Hobie the Elf is here to tell us all the things we really don’t want to know. Brought to you by Ken Barr Films and Post FX Digital Studios.

The Official Hobie Page:


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Bacon flavored candy canes, Hobies favorite food…

 Starting in 1978 and ending in 2000, I worked in the music indusrty as a technician. My journey started in the bars and rock clubs on Long Island, New york, and eventually took me to arenas and stadiums around the world working for KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, and many other groups. This is my story. From club gigs after school as a teenager, to concerts on every continent on the planet. I’ve been there and back, and survived to tell the story. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed living it.
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My book, “We Are The Road Crew” recalls my days touring as a technician for KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, Rainbow, Debbie Gison and many other artists, it was a career I loved and was fortunate to have. This book is my personal tribute to a career I loved.  Here’s a link:

I have recently recommitted myself to music. I am currently working on some new ideas for heavy music with soul. I call this project “Days of Rage”. I don’t know where that name came from, it found me, and it fits. Please watch for updates and support “Days of Rage” when I make it happen. That’s while I support my newest film in festivals, work on my next film, publish another book, etc….. Anyone that knows me knows the drill…. Thanks, Ken

Two years ago I published a book about my days on the road. It”s called “We Are The Road Crew”. I’ll include a link. If anyone who has been or is currently on the road wants any help or advice writing your own, please e mail me at   Thanks, Ken Barr