Barrie’s early career started when he joined The Quotations who toured with The Walker Brothers during 1965/66 and who also acted as their backing band for many of their live performances. Barrie is also credited with an outstanding sax solo on “Summer Time” from The Walker Brothers album “Portrait”, one of many albums he played sessions for. The Quotations also backed Carl Perkins in 1964 and supported Cat Stevens. Later, when Gary Leeds aka Gary Walker released his single “You Don’t Love Me’ in 1966 it was The Quotations who were the backing band. The line-up included Johnny Goodison on keyboards, Pete ‘Greg’ McGregor and Barrie Martin on sax, Graham Alexander on bass guitar, Tony Mabbett on trumpet, Graham Dee on guitar and Jimmy Buchard on drums. In later years Barrie can be found playing locally in Essex in a small jazz combo and he joins Otis Grand’s Big Band when they visit the UK.