BARRY REID | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Controls and Co-ordinates the entire show during production.

Barry grew up in the entertainment industry, highly influenced through his schooling at SACS and his music teacher/mentor, Ian Smith. After matriculating he joined the SANDF as a Musician in the Core of Bandsmen where he spent the next ten years in service. Here he performed at many esteemed events, such as 10 Opening of Parliaments, as well as many visiting Presidents and Dignatories. During these years he had the honour of working for well known Jazz Group, Virtual Jazz Reality, as roadie/sound engineer. With VJR he got to travel and become well known within the Clubs and function venues of the Country.

In this time he also became a member of the Jonny Cooper Orchestra and got to tour most of South Africa performing shows at every theatre within the country. This opportunity afforded him the chance to be a part of the Glen Miller Orchestra Africa. He has had the privileged of performing in supporting bands like The Rockets, Soweto String Quartet, Sibongile Khumalo to name a few, and even got to perform on SA Idols Season 2.

 

 

MORE ABOUT BARRY

His love for the entertainment industry took an amazing turn with the discovery of the Artform of Drag. He has been part of organizing many a Cape Town pageant and event in this industry. He met Veon Wentzel in 2010 and got to be a part of his Journey in becoming Manila von Teez, eventually assisting her to the SA’s Got Talent Stage where she was crowned Runner Up in 2016.