The Greg Brady Project

Welcome to the official Barry Williams' blog

My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

Archive for Category 'Ask Barry'

Q: [by usaupallmight1] Hello, Barry, when you and the rest of the family walked up the stairs to the second floor where did you really go?

A: To a dead end. The bedrooms were on ground level at another place on the set. Our entire house was laid out on one floor. It made filming much easier.

Q: [by jimmyvn] Hi Barry, I love listening to you on Sirius but how did that come about? Barry Williams, actor, singer, DJ? Also, I love Sirius because they go so deep into the genres of music. How are the songs chosen for your show? Thanks! Keep up the good work! Jim

A: I was asked to host Totally Seventies over my objections that I did not have radio experience. They have been very encouraging and I found it to be a worthwhile challenge. I record the show from wherever I am in the world and bring my listeners on tour with me. Currently I am performing in A Christmas Carol and have recorded shows from New York, Detroit, and next week Buffalo. The program manager selects the specific songs and I add input as well as listener requests. Give us a call 877-33Sirius. Thanks for writing.

Q: [by Emipip] Hi Barry. I just saw you in "A Christmas Carol" in NYC. It was great to see you on stage. I was thrilled that you were in the lobby to sign autographs after the show. Thanks for the autograph and for chatting with me (I mentioned that I had sent you questions on your website and thanked you for answering each one). Thanks for always keeping your fans in mind and keeping us updated and answering our questions. We appreciate it. How often do you rehearse for a play like that per week, and how many months do you need to prepare for the play before the first show? How do you feel on the opening night of a play and how does it compare to your last performance of the same play? Thanks again, Barry and Happy Holidays.

A: Thanks again for writing and I am delighted you enjoyed the play. We are having a great time touring A Christmas Carol and we only have two weeks to go. We rehearsed for three weeks, learning the music, dance, lines and blocking. Once a play is open there are few rehearsals but occasionally a brush up to tighten a moment or a move. Opening nights are always exciting. The reason they are different is because it hasn’t been "done" before. But every show is exciting. Take good care and Happy holidays to you.

Q: [by alwaysgo] What did you think of the television series "The Jeffersons" and did you ever do any acting work with Mike Evans who played Lionel?

A: I am sorry I don’t know the show well and I have not worked with Lionel - should I?

Q: [by Angusoy] Hi Barry! Without a doubt, you received a lot of fan mail during your Brady Bunch days. Did you ever receive any thing bizarre along with the letters? Thanks so much. Happy Holidays.

A: Yes, once a 19 yr old guy sent me his high school diploma and wanted me to sign it. I did of course, "Greg Brady Class President".

Q: [by leanne82] Hi Barry, I was wondering what it was like to record the Brady Bunch kids albums? How long did each of them take to make, did you and the other kids have any choice in the songs that went onto the albums or was it all decided for you. Did you each record your vocals separately for group numbers or did you all go into the studio together? I love the Brady Bunch Kids music and I wish I could have seen you guys live in concert! I'm glad you're still making music to this day. Love Leanne

A: Most of the songs that the Brady Kids are what I consider "sing along". Mostly we worked with two microphones, one for the boys and one for the girls. We didn’t really have much say in what songs would be recorded and most often we did "cover" records of current hits Brady Style. We would do one or two vocal tracks per day so our part of recording took about two weeks per album. It was great fun to do and I learned alot but I wouldn’t want to approach music in the same way now.

Q: [by serenity2535] Hello Barry, I bet you get restless many people asking what is was like being on the Brady Bunch. Have you ever visited any part or city of Texas?

A: First of all I am in Texas often and have traveled through just about every city in the Lone Star state with my tours. Every year I do a Tennis Tournament in Houston for Head Start, a Chuck Norris foundation benefiting High School students.

Q: [by dandjgoldsmith] Do you have any phobias or superstitions?

A: Not crazy about heights or confined spaces. No real superstitions but I like the number "3".

Q: [by lu100_letellier] Hi Barry I was wondering if you could tell me why on Growing Up Brady (the movie) Susan Olsen seems reluctant to her "relation" with Mike…according to the book she was more than happy to marry him but in the movie she looks disgusted when she gets a kiss from him or at the wedding ceremony… Also, what do you know about Todd Lookinland?

A: That was a director’s choice, I was only the executive producer. He felt it would play better if Susan didn’t appear to be too aggressive (which she was) and Michael took the lead. I did make sure they both said "I Do" and kissed. Todd is Michael’s brother and still in the business but behind the scenes.

Q: [by dandjgoldsmith] Have you heard of the band Nightwish? They're a rock band from Finland. The lead singer, Tarja Turunen, is trained vocally as an opera singer, which makes the band sound interesting. If you get a chance, listen to their new album titled "Once". It's awesome!

A: Thanks for the tip. I listen to all types of music and this sounds great. Have you had a chance to pick up Ashley Simpson’s new CD, "Lip Synch?" (just kidding).

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