Martin Harley Band
Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. His sound has never been more down to earth. Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’, Harley has released eight albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville.
He's appearing with his band: Rex Horan, bass and sousaphone, who's performed with Laura Marling, the Staves and the Neil Cowley Trio, plus Harry Harding, much in demand drummer and multi-instrumentalist, and member of Cornish Americana/folk band, William the Conqueror.
A Martin Harley album with Grammy nominated Daniel Kimbro and Sam Lewis is on the way for 2022. The three have collaborated live since 2014. “We’ve all jumped of a few rocks together, physically and mentally, this record has got scars, bars and underwater superheroes”.
His recent nominations include, AMA instrumentalist of the year, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Best Acoustic Blues artist. Notable appearances include Glastonbury Acoustic and Avalon stages, Beautiful Days, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, Bluebird Nashville, Tønder Festival, The Troubadour LA and... at home round the fire pit with his two daughters.
Last here in 2018, he'll be part of Thursday Night Blues, alongside Nine Below Zero and Italian Duo Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi.
“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine
“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – Roots Magazine
“Quite simply a great live act”
Time Out London
A couple of videos below - the second an absolute masterclass in lap steel which you really should watch (and hear).