THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND – Bird To Whistle Tour + Albert Jones
Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter he fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band. Martin’s new album MOJO FIX was recorded in Texas and is released in the UK in February 2013. Mojo Fix comes on the heels of four critically celebrated albums, years of touring and countless festivals that have built Martin a strong and solid fan-base spanning the globe.
Martin is a deeply important and respected voice in the evolution of popular blues and folk oriented guitar and vocals. He is now expanding on his international success with recent time spent in the US recording and touring including his band’s recent November ‘12 feature performance at the LIVE IN THE VINEYARD music festival in Napa, California.
A life long devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic song-writing style he possesses today.
Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, he is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. In other areas and styles, however, he has proved himself a master guitarist and a consistently astounding songwriter. Look for Martin’s videos “Winter Coat” and “Love In the Afternoon”, and a live version of the new single “Mojo Fix” taken from the new album of the same name.
“Awesome” – Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2
“Their latest album is a mature and intelligent masterpiece of Americana roots music” – Maverick Magazine
“Shining talents in the British acoustic scene” – Guitar Magazine
“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out London
“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” –Roots Magazine
“When you experience Martin Harley’s music for the first time you forget to look at your watch, you forget the work waiting for you, you forget to eat lunch. His music and his performances take you out of whatever room you’re in and you become part of the experience. Play it loud!” –Meg MacDonald, M:M Music