Here’s a recent harmonica session for Canada’s Dean McTaggart: “Sleeping In The Bed I Made” Tom Griffiths bass Charlie Cooley drums Rob Gusevs keys Neil Chapman guitar Roly Platt Harmonica Dean McTaggart guitar and vocals Special thanks to Aerial Landscapes for the great video footage.
Roly Platt w/ Rick Fines: Performing: Hounds On The Hill
Monster guitarist Matt Schofield & Roly Platt sitting in with Jordan John’s Blues Angels – Toronto, ON
“Shuffle the Deck” – used on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Written and performed by Roly Platt and Justin Forsley Special thanks to the amazing dance teachers at the 2015 Jazz Roots Festival in Paris for the video footage.
A recording session I played harp on from the ’90s, for vocalist Beverly Mahood. Enjoy…
Harmonica Instrumental “Big Sticky” Written and performed by Roly Platt and Justin Forsley
Session for the late Lee Palmer. His last studio album: Horns & Harps THE ONE TAKE PLAYERS: Iain McNally – Electric and acoustic guitars Sean O’Grady – Drums and percussion Alec Fraser Jr. – Electric bass Steve O’Connor – Grand Piano, Wurlitzer and organ Turner King – Saxophone Roly Platt – Acoustic and electric harp […]
“Roly Special” (written by Roly Platt) This is one of my original tunes. Played using two harps (two tracks) – a Seydel Low A and a standard Seydel 1847 Silver in A
Key to the Highway: Jordan John’s Blues All-Stars (thanks to Nick Harding & Milton Young for audio/images) JORDAN JOHN as master of ceremonies (+ rhythm guitar/vox) PRAKASH JOHN Bass, Drums AL CROSS, Guitar/Vocals MIKE BRANTON, Hammond B3 DENIS KELDIE, Harmonica ROLY PLATT
(My harp’s loud because it was aimed right at the camera – sorry) I’m playing through my ’56 Gibson GA 45T (Maestro) with the wonderful tremolo on the amp. I love this amp’s tremolo. Rick Fines Guitar/Vocals, Alec Fraser, bass. Jimmy Bowskill, fiddle and mandolin
Jordan John’s Blues All-Star Presentation Blues All-Star presentation featuring: PRAKASH JOHN on bass Blues guitar dynamo MIKE BRANTON Hammond B3 virtuoso DENIS KELDIE Drumming sensation AL CROSS Harmonica maestro extraordinaire ROLY PLATT JORDAN JOHN as master of ceremonies (+ rhythm guitar/vox)
Live with Rick Fines Rick Fines, Guitar/Vocals Alec Fraser, bass Jimmy Bowskill, fiddle and mandolin Roly Platt harmonica (with the Harp Wah)
Being Canadian – something we can all be very proud of. Here’s my interpretation of O Canada
For all my American friends…
A track from Roly’s CD “Inside Out” I Got a Woman – Live at Southside Shuffle Blues Festival
2 songs with multi-talented Jordan John: Vox, guitar & B3 (I break a reed in the fast shuffle tune then play “Hopscotch” on the harp to avoid the dead note : )
Roly Platt: Southside Shuffle Festival, Toronto, Ontario Roly Platt – Harp & Vox Lance Anderson – B3/piano, Russ Boswell – bass, Al Cross – drums, Terry Blersh – guitar Video by Randall Cook
No they don’t! Having some fun with the boys – Soulstack. Great original tune.
This tune is a good example for choosing to play the Major 3rd, rather than the Flat 3 (hole 3, 1st bend). An upbeat song as this, likes the “happier” Major 3. I have a lot of fun playing with Ontario’s Soulstack. Lots of R&B and funk for my soul!
Soulstack with Roly Platt on Harmonica – Willin’ Jon Knight –Vocals/Guitar Roly Platt – Harmonica Chris Latta – Guitar Matt Weidinger – Organ Tom Bona – Drums Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson – Bass
Roly Platt trading licks with Chris Latta on guitar SOULSTACK “Skinny Girls” Soulstack is: Jon Knight ( Vocal/Guitar), Chris Latta ( Guitar / Baritone), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson (Bass) and Tom Bona (Drums), with Matt Weidinger (Piano/Organ/Wurlitzer/Clavinet) Roly Platt (Harmonica)
A snippet of Soulstack at the Canal Bank Shuffle ….
Harmonica Highlights – South Side Shuffle show. Opening for Cécile Doo-Kingué & Canned Heat. Visit: http://www.rolyplatt.com/ Lance Anderson – B3/piano, Russ Boswell – bass, Al Cross – drums, Terry Blersh – guitar
An original instrumental from Roly’s début CD Inside Out. Produced by: Lance Anderson Get the Download: THE PLAYERS: Al Cross: DrumsRuss Boswell: Electric and acoustic bassJohn Tilden: Electric, slide and acoustic guitarLance Anderson: Piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet and Harmony vocals on Rippin’ It UpRoly Platt: Harmonica, (Mouth Organ, Tin Sandwich, Mississippi Saxophone, Spit Coffin, […]
Here’s a snippet of a tune w/ Wayne Buttery @ “Gabor & Friends” Charity Event in Collingwood Ontario Musicians: John Finley, Dean McTaggart, Danny Weis, Steve Kennedy, Simon Wallis, Chris Howells, Gabor Szepesi, Joe Agnello, Dave Breckels, Rick Lazar, Bernie LaBarge, Stephen Cassini, Lisa Hutchinson, Connie Scriver, Steve Henry.