BARNEY NAIOTI

BARNEY NAIOTI

Drums and vocals

Branson native BN provides the solid backbeat for Steve Smith & Monkey Business;

In its April 2017 music column, the Springfield News-Leader gave high marks and described Barney’s drumming as “crisp” and “attentive”.  “My job is to put the feeling into the music – to make you want to dance.  If the audience is grooving and my bandmates are smiling I know it’s all good!”

With over 20 years drumming experience, Barney has performed with popular area groups including Branson’s Midlife Crisis, Shadow Rock, Uncle Wally, and Lead Hill.  Barney’s current musical projects include regular performances with Monkey Business,  Sean Clavin & The Dirty Truth (a popular area blues band) and occasional performances with Irish rock band Eire & Brimstone.

Barney is a practicing attorney in Branson Missouri.   Before attending law school he owned and operated a successful talent booking agency, Ozark Talent Management, in Springfield, Missouri and toured extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast with various bands.