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• Multiple “Harmonica Player of the Year” – Maple Blues Awards Nominee (Canada’s national blues awards)
• Gold Record: for the Toronto Blue Jays Theme Song – “OK Blue Jays”
• 2 Double Platinum Record Credits
• Has been Recorded on over 1,800 Individual Album Cuts, Movie Scores and National Jingles
What Folks Say…
“The most versatile harp player I’ve ever worked with. Blues, Jazz, Country, he does it all.”
– David Clayton-Thomas
“Roly’s playing is confident and lyrical…reminiscent of J.J. Milteau’s earlier recordings and it should certainly appeal to fans of high-end harp looking for something which breaks out of the traditional blues mould.”
– Steve Baker
“Best Recordings of the Year” (Début CD – Inside Out)
– MapleBlues Magazine (Dec. 2014)
“Consummate harp playing…you can practically see the smoke rings every time he puts his lips to the instrument.”
– PopMatters Magazine
“Like Sugar Blue, harmonica ace Roly Platt pushes the instrument’s borders. Like Charlie Musselwhite, Mr. Platt demonstrates that the blues harp can be right at home in a wide range of material without losing touch with the roots… kick-butt and decidedly fresh sounding”
– Roots Music Report (5 Stars)
“There are few who can play the harmonica as well as this world class session harmonica player. If I were to go out and buy just one harmonica album Roly’s “Inside Out” would be it. And I’d sit it comfortably next to such classics as Jimmy Smith and Miles Davis.”
– World of Harmonica
Roly has enjoyed a long and very rewarding career as both a live and studio harmonica player in the Canadian scene for over 40 years. He has had the pleasure of touring and recording with many greats in the business, including: Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason, David Clayton-Thomas, Rita Chiarelli, Suzie Vinnick, Rick Fines and Ronnie Hawkins.
Roly’s distinctive sound, versatility, and intuitive sense of “what works”, has elevated him to “first-call” studio harmonica player in the Canadian recording scene.
Roly had been recorded on over 1,800 individual album cuts, movie scores and national jingles.
“It’s just perfect. Fantastic sound and very expressive!”
It’s the best wah sound effect I’ve ever tried – beautifully designed and easy to hold in your hand.
Mathieu Pequeriau (The Celtic Social Club)Harmonica Player: The Celtic Social Club (France)
“I was skeptical … but this is a different beast with its own rich tone.
Definitely a valuable addition to the harp player’s toolkit.
Nice one Roly!”
“Best harmonica innovation in a long time.
It takes harp “muting” possibilities to a new level. Thanks, Roly!”
“The Harp Wah is a cool, expressive tool for acoustic harp players, with a learning curve near zero.”
Richard HunterUS Session Player & Best-Selling Harmonica Method Author
“This is THE sound I’ve been looking for in a cup style wah.”
I just received my Harp Wah, and I already love it!
It’s waaaay more comfortable to use than a coffee or tea cup, plus it’s much easier to direct the sound into a mic. I look forward to recording with it.
Todd ParrottUS Top Gospel/Country/Blues
As a Female Harp Player…
with small hands I found the Harp Wah very similar to the grip for holding a microphone and I did not need to use the grip tape provided.
Love it love it….love it. Cant say enough about it.
Judy KotylakCanadian Harp Player
“The ‘Harp Wah’ is great Idea for the Harmonica.”
It is really a great invention and a beautiful device!
Marko BallandFrance's great
Sounds Like a Trumpet Mute…
“Very much sounds like a trumpet mute… produces very crisp wah-wahs when you want.”
What a Wonderful Adaptation!
I always wanted to find a way to get the “wah” sound with a mug but got discouraged. This really makes it easy. Thank you!