Clark Barrios knows what it takes to capture the musical essence of Michael Buble.
“My approach to his music is easy,” said Barrios, who will perform a tribute to Buble on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the New Covenant United Methodist Church. “Michael sings these songs the way I would myself. His subtle changes and musical rifts are instinctive to me for some reason. We have slightly different sounding voices, but the way we approach the music is the same.”
Barrios has long been a fan of the famed Canadian singer/songwriter because of Buble’s musical diversity.
Here is a video of Buble’s recent appearance on “Carpool Karaoke,” where he talked about his young son’s battle against cancer.
“What makes him special is a combination of delivery, a smooth sound and his ability to take classic songs and make them uniquely his own – without changing the essence of the original,” Barrios said.
“That is tough to do but he does it well. It also shows respect for the performers who made the song. I love his wide range of material. Michael has covered Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Queen, The Eagles and many more, yet he keeps it smooth and entertaining.”
That’s what Barrios hopes to do in his show, which he calls, “a night of memories, love and fun.”
Among the songs Barrios will perform include: “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Save the Last Dance,” “Crazy Love” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.”