• Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award – Nominee (2022) for the US’s SPAH international harmonica convention
• Gold Record: Toronto Blue Jays Theme Song – “OK Blue Jays”
• Two Double-Platinum Record Credits
• Has Been Recorded on Over 1,700 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.
In 2022, Roly was honoured to receive a nomination for the Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award – from the US’s SPAH international harmonica organization.
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 1,700 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” starring 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
“Your teaching is deeply appreciated…
I really appreciate the warm, friendly, welcoming and insightful way that you teach your workshops.”
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
“Best harmonica innovation in a long time.
It takes harp “muting” possibilities to a new level. Thanks, Roly!”
I was skeptical … but this is a beast with its own rich tone.
Definitely a valuable addition to the harp player’s toolkit.
Nice one Roly!”
“Every harp player needs a Harp Wah to express themselves to the fullest!
Thank You Roly!!!”
Rob PaparozziBlood Sweat & Tears, Blues Brothers...
Wow! What a great product!
The Wah Claw makes the Harp Wah 1000% better… much easier to hold and play.
I WAS an amateur, and now I sound like a professional! (At least I think so)
Thanks for a great addition to an already great idea.
Malin DolingerUSA Wah Claw user
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
“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
“Your Workshops… so worth the money”
I just want to say again how very much I enjoyed the workshop – so worth the money, and time so well spent!
Sounds Like a Trumpet Mute…
“Very much sounds like a trumpet mute… produces very crisp wah-wahs when you want.”
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