Bridget Barkan is a native New Yorker whose dynamic sound embodies the eclectic nature of The City. Her vocal capacity extends through a variety of musical genres, yet her uniqueness is unmistakable. This red-headed siren has a pulsating vintage sound, reminiscent of the soul singers from the past while defying barriers to deliver a distinct voice for the future. Barkan’s old school, bluesy sarcasm fills the room with laughter as her search for meaning and wisdom can bring a crowd to tears. Awakening the people with her social commentary, comedic flair,lyrical concepts, improvisation and powerfully entertaining performances, Bridget is a force of soulful passion.
While touring internationally with pop/dance band Scissor Sisters, Bridget opened for Lady Gaga. She has worked with various different producers and artists including Hip-Hop legend Q-tip, Chris Sholar, Gary Gunn, The Burrell Brothers, Chris Liggio (Ginger Rose), Mark Wilson, legendary DJ Todd Terry, David Maurice and Melvin Van Peebles. She has performed sold out shows at the Blue Note, Le Poisson Rouge, Mercury Lounge, Drom, Fat Baby, Public Assembly, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall and was an official performer at Sundance 2009.
Theatrical expression in every fiber of her being, it comes as no surprise that Bridget’s foundation as a performer began as a child actress and has continued through her adult life. She appeared in various TV shows such as Law and Order, starred in the HBO film "Everyday People," co-starred with Maggie Gyllenhaal in "SherryBaby,” appeared in the war film “Redacted” directed by Brian DePalma and performed in one of the earliest productions of the Broadway hit "Spring Awakening,” just to name a few.
Before setting off on a world tour with Scissor Sisters, Bridget states her greatest inspiration arose from working as a music therapist with autistic and special needs children. Experiencing the healing power of music, encouraged her to give this gift to the rest of the world.