Despite the indifference of mainstream media in New Zealand, Harvey is an irrepressible character who just keeps doing it, these days spending most of his time writing & recording. His new band is called The Loose Unit featuring local Tauranga legends Bruce Rolands on lead guitar, Jeff Nilson drums & Patrick Hawkins on Bass — play often enough to keep sharp, Harvey travels to the States when he can afford it and has a longtime passionate association with Native Americans. (Graham Reid, Elsewhere)
Gary Harvey is a singer songwriter based in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Through his various bands and now mainly as a solo acoustic act, Gary is known for his strong country/blues roots, passionate style of performing & a few tall stories. His songwriting is very much influenced by Americana but his long career & many influences have made him very eclectic, as he says the only rules are there are no rules.
His bands have always had a strong presence in the live music scene, with numerous festivals, tours and TV appearances, he remains active recording and producing new material. The last release with the Gary Harvey Band, Ghost Dance has been critically acclaimed and is available on iTunes and Spotify. Currently For What Its Worth remains his most commercially successful album.
From the indo-psychedelic rock of Mr Healy, this band can do head-down barroom boogie with the best (Nuthin’ But the Blues) and deliver mainstream, angry urban hard rock (Tired of Thinkin’, Boss Mama) for the car radio on a straight strip of road. (Graham Reid, Elsewhere)
The current band comprises Gary Harvey (Guitar?Vocals), Bruce Rolands (Lead Guitar), Patrick Hawkims (Bass/Vocals) & Jeff Nilson (Drums/Vocals)
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