Lloyd Mac Hardy, a Nova Scotia singer/songwriter, speaks to the hearts of working people. Using songs built from a life time of experiences with the folks of this country. A real bard, cut from the fabric of Canadian life.
Writing and playing songs for most of the last 30 years, Lloyd started performing at the request of the Harbour Folk Society in Halifax-Dartmouth, N.S. From this historic stage in eastern Canada, Lloyd found his voice. It was on this stage that Lloyd met and became friends with Ed McCurdy, writer of that famous song "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream". Ed would invite Lloyd to come and perform his songs at events Ed was hosting. One only got to perform at these functions with Ed's invitation. Lloyd got to meet Folk Singer/Songwriter Rod MacDonald at one of these functions.Lloyd's presentation has found a home in many coffee houses, Variety and benefitshows, as well as festivals around Nova Scotia.
Lloyd was invited to play Stanfest 2009 in Canso, Nova Scotia, and was well received.
Lloyd appeared on CBC television in the series "The Week The Women Left (Tatamagouche), which is still being aired.
Lloyd performed a show at the GLENORA BISTRO, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 2010.
Lloyd went to Apple Valley, California, and performed a show for DREAM MEDIA ENTERPRISES in November, 2010.
Lloyd was chosen by DREAM MEDIA ENTERPRISES to be one of their TWELVE FEATURED ARTISTS for the month of December, 2010
(1) The Independent Music Conference, Northampton, Massachusetts, November, 2010.
(2) The 15th Millennium Music conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 2011.
(3) The Cape May Singer/Songwriter Conference, Cape May, New Jersey, March 2011.
(4) The Lehigh Valley Music Conference, Pennsylvania, May 2011.
(5) The Nashville SongWriter Festival, Nashville, Tenn. June 3rd, 4th,and 5th.
Lloyd has received honorable mention in the Independent Singer/Songwriter Association song contest for one song in 2008, and two songs in 2009.
Lloyd has received honorable mention in the Billboard World Song Contest in 2009, and again in 2010.
Lloyd's songs are played on 18-20 internet radio stations.
One or two of Lloyd's songs have recently (February 2011) been added to the playlist of Radio UK International in England.
Lloyd has appeared as an extra in the following movies; (1) DevCon 4, (2) Martha inc, (3) Shattered City (4) Moby Dick, and (5) Haven (from a Stephen King novel).
Quote - "Lloyd MacHardy's music is witty, charming and funny. He has the ability to take every day life and put a spin on reality in a song. A must listen... Dennis Field - Denmark Productions."
Quote - "Lloyd MacHardy's song - Won't You Help Me Dr. Phil? - would bring a tear to a glass eye". - Eric MacEwen - The Eric MacEwen Show, CFCY, Charlottetown, PEI.
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CD "4 Door Hardtop"- 12 songs, available on CD Baby and itunes.
CD "Four song CD" (Away Down On The Farm)
CD single-Won't You Help Me Dr. Phil?
And The Children Came
That Dirty Old River
The Psychiatrist Song
Won't You Help Me Dr. Phil?
There Is A Difference
It Sure Feels Good to Feel Good
The Underground Railroad RM1
Typical set list is 12 to 15 songs. Two sets- each 3/4 hour. All songs are original material.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.