Barry Brandon is a walking medical anomaly. By the age of five, he had undergone four open-heart surgeries and was granted a final wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Unfortunately for him, they could not grant him the health he needed to pursue his dream of performing on the stage. So he took it upon himself to beat the odds and create magic.
Barry attributes his medical success to the love, laughter and support that he has received from his family over the years, but never forgets the other kids in the hospital who had to undergo this agonizing experience alone because their parents couldn’t afford to travel to the hospital. With these realizations in mind, Barry finds his voice for the first time by creating a one-man show where he tells his story through comedy, spoken word and song, called In My Own Words. The show has been performed in 6 states in 8 cities spanning from NYC to L.A.
Barry Brandon released a compilation full length album on iTunes in January 2012. The album, titled Etc features studio recordings, live recordings and a remix. Finding a home in Atlanta he has conceived, created, produced and promoted a monthly themed dance party titled Bedlam Presents. The party launched in May 2010 and has been going strong ever since winning numerous awards.
In 2012 Barry Brandon created and produced an Atlanta based singing competition titled Sing for your Life. The show became a success and is now gearing up for its second season.
In 2013, The Tin Man Project will begin its countrywide independent film festival run.