• Gold Record: Toronto Blue Jays Theme Song – “OK Blue Jays”
• Two Double-Platinum Record Credits
• Has Been Recorded on Over 1,500 Individual Album Cuts, Movie Scores and National Jingles
Check Out Roly’s CD – Here
Harmonica virtuoso Roly Platt continues to straddle both the live music scene and the international recording world. He has toured and recorded with: David Clayton-Thomas, John Finley, Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason, Rita Chiarelli, Suzie Vinnick, Rick Fines and Ronnie Hawkins to name a few.
Roly’s original instrumental “Shuffle the Deck” was aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the WWE Network (2019)
In the studio Roly has been recorded on over 1,500 individual album cuts, movie scores and national jingles.
Albums (partial list):
David Clayton-Thomas, John Finley, Terri Clark, Susan Aglukark, Marc Jordan, Ronnie Hawkins, Matt Minglewood, Suzie Vinnick, Rick Fines, The Ennis Sisters, George Canyon, Jack Semple, World on Edge, The Stampeders, Cassandra Vasik
Jingles (partial list):
Ford, Chrysler, Labatt, Toronto Blue Jays (OK Blue Jays), Kraft Dinner, Pioneer, The Keg, McDonalds, Budweiser, Oreo Cookies, Shake & Bake
Film / TV (partial list):
US production: “Tankhouse” staring Christopher Lloyd (2020), Ron James (CBC), Kurt Browning (Stars on Ice), Franklin The Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Rolie Polie Olie, Buffalo Girls (mini series) and Bollywood mega-hit – “Delhi Belly”
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
“I Love your CD !!!!!!!!”
– Mickey Raphael
“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 plays Seydel harmonicas
“On tour, I use the Harp Wah… and the new Wah Claw handle makes it even easier to hold.
It’s just a great muted effect for harmonica! A great invention and a beautiful device!”
Marko BallandFrance's great
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!
A great investment!
It (the Harp Wah) arrived this morning and it is brilliant, everything promised and more. It adds a lovely tone to the playing, much better than cupped hands. I would certainly recommend everyone to get one, a great investment.
I’m just a beginner but it brings such a new color palette and expressiveness.
Such a nice and well built product. Wow! And the sound!! Hell, I’m just a beginner but it brings such a new color palette and expressiveness to the sound. Can’t really cup well with my hands – but with your mute, it’s so easy.
Denis BouchardBeginner Player
“Yes!!!! The Wah Claw handle makes it even better!”
“It’s cool. The Harp Wah has it’s own thing – a different sound than using a tradition cup.”
Jason RicciGround-breaking US harp great
“Your teaching is deeply appreciated…
I really appreciate the warm, friendly, welcoming and insightful way that you teach your workshops.”
“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
“The Harp Wah is a cool, expressive tool for acoustic harp players, with a learning curve near zero.”
Richard HunterBest-Selling Harmonica Method Author – US Session Player
“Everyone loves it!”
“In my Intermediate Harmonica Course at Niagara College, I include the Harp Wah as part of my gear seminar.”
Max HillierMusic Instructor - Niagara College
As a Female Player…
As a female harmonica 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