Pal's appeal over missing musician

Echo: Barrie Miles live at The Squeeze Café in July Barrie Miles live at The Squeeze Café in July

A FRIEND of a musician who has been missing for more than two weeks has appealed for him to get in touch.

Kat Price, 30, organises music events around Southend and Basildon where she got to knowBarrie Miles, who was last seen on February 11.

Police believe Barrie, 33, from Westcliff may be in the Hadleigh area.

Miss Price, from Old Leigh, said it was out of character for Barrie to disappear.

She added: “He used to enter a lot of our competitions as a soloist and we suggested he formed a band because his music was really good, but suited more of a band style so, although he still performs alone at smaller gigs, he plays with Dregs of Summer for the larger ones.

“I just want somebody to find him or for him to call or text to say ‘I’m fine, don’t worry about me’.”

Police believe Mr Miles does not have his medication with him, which may mean he is disorientated.

He is 6ft 3ins tall, of medium build, with blue eyes, blonde untidy hair and a beard.

He speaks with a London accent and may be wearing black Converse trainers with a green undersole, blue jeans and a black hoodie with a monkey logo.

Anyone with any information can call Southend police station on 101.

Echo:

A more recent photo of Barrie with a gingery beard.

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8:42am Thu 27 Feb 14

supermadmax says...

As much as I hope is found ok, I dont really think there is to much to be concerned about. His friend from pub/gigs has not seen him for a few weeks ? The guy is not from southend which indicates he has connections elsewhere and many people just move to different areas, perhaps he fancied living somewhere else for a change. I could understand if they found an abandoned flat and he had not been to work or claim benefits but that does not appear to be the case and the police could easily trace him via the dwp.

The more cynical amongst you would point out that this reads more like a PR story telling us how talented he is and name dropping bands he plays with.
As much as I hope is found ok, I dont really think there is to much to be concerned about. His friend from pub/gigs has not seen him for a few weeks ? The guy is not from southend which indicates he has connections elsewhere and many people just move to different areas, perhaps he fancied living somewhere else for a change. I could understand if they found an abandoned flat and he had not been to work or claim benefits but that does not appear to be the case and the police could easily trace him via the dwp. The more cynical amongst you would point out that this reads more like a PR story telling us how talented he is and name dropping bands he plays with. supermadmax

6:35pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Vegan momma says...

He is from the Southend area and has lived here for the majority if not all his life. Appeals from his Mum appeared last week and have been circulating on facebook ever since. To suggest its a PR story and actually comment as such is a tad insensitive.
He is from the Southend area and has lived here for the majority if not all his life. Appeals from his Mum appeared last week and have been circulating on facebook ever since. To suggest its a PR story and actually comment as such is a tad insensitive. Vegan momma

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