Martin Harley

Thu 1st December, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Martin Harley
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Through his road worn song writing style he explores hopes and fears for fast changing times. Slide guitar, as always is at the root of Martins sound, mirroring his whisky soaked northern breeze vocals. With fantastic reviews still coming in for the new album ‘Roll With The Punches’ things are looking good for the wandering bluesman.

If success can be measured by a growing global demand to attend Martin’s dynamic live performances, then perhaps his touring schedule is proof of that. He recently played to a full house at the Union Chapel in Islington and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary folk festivals in Canada; UK Festivals Glastonbury, Bestival, Beautiful days; numerous European and US tours and events including the AMAs, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark.

Total Guitar Magazine ranked him #16 in the World’s greatest acoustic guitarist poll and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana music awards 2019.

Press Quotes

“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

“Spellbinding” – The Guardian

“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out London

Praise for ‘Roll With The Punches’

“impossible to ignore the quality leeching out of every pore….a beautiful album” – Blues In Britain

” Sublime….if I could give it 6 stars I would!’ – Music – News (5 stars)

‘Excellent!’ – David Freeman, Jazz FM

‘Roll With the Punches’ is one of the best albums I’ve heard all year’ – Down At The Crossroads