Harry J Hart Drops Eagerly Awaited Debut EP

Singer/song-writer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist – it’s fair to say that rapidly rising Gold Coast rock talent Harry J Hart is the complete musical package.

Having been on the radar of musical movers and shakers since the tender age of fourteen, this morning saw Harry drop his long-awaited debut EP, ‘Holding On For My Life’, with a special launch show at HOTA tonight.

Compiling early day stand-out numbers such as ‘It Calls Out’ and recent singles ‘Who We Are’ and ‘Make It Easy’ together with powerful new offerings such as up-tempo belter ‘No Goodbye’, the EP represents a culmination of the best of his song-writing prowess to date, as Harry explains.

“These tracks picked themselves because they’re the six that I like most right now and that I feel represent me and my current musical direction best.

“My favourites are probably ‘Come Back Down’ and ‘No Goodbye’, because they are the most fun to play live.  The one that holds extra special significance would be ‘It Calls Out’, as it was one of the first songs I wrote where the song just ‘fell out’. It’s also the song that got me to a finalist position for the Queensland Music Awards and sat for about eight weeks on top of the Unearthed Charts, in demo format, way back when.”

While dedicated to his own burgeoning original song-craft, Harry is also a disciple of broadening his repertoire through undertaking a wide variety of collaborative work as well as expanding his musical horizons, as he tells us.

“As well as my own project I love doing session work, where I play for other musicians. For example, I play drums for Eleea, bass for Georgia Hoareau and guitar for Stray Dog Saviours. I also do studio work for other musicians, such as the guitar parts on the recording of Rene Le Feurve’s song, ‘Watch Me Fall’.

“To be a better session musician, I study a variety of genres.  I went to Boston (twice), to study Classic Rock then Blues guitar at the Berklee College of Music summer guitar program. I also spent a week studying heavier guitar stuff in LA under Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) and other guitar legends.

“And with travel limited at the moment, I am headed to Tamworth in January to study at the Country Music Academy to better understand the country genres.”

To herald the arrival of ‘Holding On For My Life’, now available through all the usual channels, Harry J Hart and his band will be performing a special EP launch show on Friday 15 October at the HOTA Basement, supported by Raw Deep and up and coming new talent Georgia Hoareau (who’s just dropped her impressive debut single, ‘Seventeen’.) There are only a few tickets left, so you’d better snap yours up before it’s too late! In the meantime, check out the video for single ‘No Goodbye’ below:

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