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 nine albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville.
Martin solo shows are known for mixing excellent musicianship and songwriting with a down to earth sense of humour and tales of 3 decades of world travel.
Throughout 2023 Martin will be available solo or as a trio with UK based Rex Horan and Harry Harding. As you can see from this most recent video the combination of dobro, sousaphone and drums has a wide range of appeal across many genres. A US tour will occupy March and bookings are already coming in for Canadian festival season.
In 2022 Martin released and toured the Harley Kimbro Lewis album with Grammy nominated Daniel Kimbro and Sam Lewis which received excellent reviews.
Martins 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.
“Harley has it all – voice, guitar artistry and the songs” Total Music
“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” Roots Magazine
“Quite simply a great live act” Time Out London
“Harley is the master of the bottleneck slide guitar” ***** Black Deer festival.
England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Solo: A3 Generic