"...BARELA makes their point with talent and verve,
and a truly enjoyable listening experience." (Latino LA)
In memory of Tony Barela and Jim Crawford.

Read about BARELA's 2012 Fourth of July performance at Mile Square Park in the OC Register

PLUS: Richard Barela checks out the Tierra performance on June 20.

Check out BARELA on Horn Driven Radio - find us under "US West"

BARELA is proud to announce our great pleasure in joining the Strokeland Records Family.

With our new partnership we welcome the opportunity to introduce other STROKELAND RECORDS ARTISTS to the Southern California scene for some great shows.

Please check out the Strokeland Records label!

We want to thank all our friends, fans, and family for your fantastic support throughout the years. Without you this would not be possible! Thank you again!

We want to congratulate our brothers from the fantastic group DW3 on the success of their new CD release "ON THE FLOOR"! This album is currently #1 in London so do yourselves a favor and pick up this kickass CD!

Congratulations again DW3 - We're proud of you guys!

Barela - Can You Ever Think Click here to hear BARELA being interviewed on HOT 92.3 Sunday Brunch at Spaghettini's!

The BARELA CD is complete and on sale now at CD Baby!

Check out this review of our CD
in the Orange County Register!

Another favorable review from Latino LA!
Check it out!
Barela has been nominated for Best R&B Band in the 2006 Orange County Music Awards!

The powerful brass sounds born in the 70’s and 80’s live today in the music of Barela. When brothers Tony and Richard Barela first formed their group in 1990, they knew they would need to incorporate a powerful brass section to create their own style of soul with their roots firmly in ‘70’s funk and soul.

The five piece horn section is a rarity in most bands today, but it is a vital part of Barela’s tight interplay and solid groove. There is no substitute for the sound. Barela treats you to many songs rarely covered due to the difficult task of mastering such challenging material both instrumentally and vocally.

The overall product of this sensational group is the inspired, tight, unique and driving soul of Barela. The group intends to continue to perfect this powerful sound by adding original material to the covers that exemplify the many influences of the band.

Hot Links

Strokeland Records


Soul Radio
playing Barela originals every day!


Tower of Power


Frankie Firme--The 2nd Time Around Show


Thee Mr. Duran Show


Souvenir Entertainment


Horn Driven Radio



Richard Barela  714-544-1310
Email   r.barela@sbcglobal.net

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