Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. More used to playing in large seated theatres Music At My House can get him to your house or garden for a fraction of what he usually charges.
Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.
Through his road-worn songwriting 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.
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.
“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
Martin lives near Cholesbury, Hertfordshire.
He performs solo.