An award-winning, multi-platinum guitarist hailing from the Philadelphia area, Barry began playing the guitar at the age of nine. His main influences are Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Edward Van Halen, and Yngwie Malmsteen . Barry studied with fourteen different teachers over the years. In High School, he studied music theory for two years. He began playing in local clubs at age eighteen.