Duane Allen Harlick
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Duane Allen Harlick

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States | SELF | AFM

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States | SELF | AFM
Band Pop Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


"Mackinac Music"

"...among the finest musicians I have ever had the privilege of working with… [his] musical sensibilities and voluminous knowledge and experience are a joy to behold."
- Pete Kehoe, solo artist, session player and founder, Mackinac Music

- Pete Kehoe


The Big Picture
Single: Love Will Find a Way
Just Like Me
Single: Just Like Me
To Know A Whale
Single: Down



Duane Allen Harlick is a native of the greater Detroit area who began singing and enjoying music at a very early age. (His preschool report card stated that "Duane has a wonderful singing voice.") He began playing guitar and singing for family & friends at age 12, and his songwriting followed almost immediately. In high school, he wrote and recorded his Senior Class Song with Matt Bissonette, Gregg Bissonette and Paul Ventimiglia. Duane then worked his way through college playing every kind of gig imaginable, touring and recording with regional and international acts between classes.

After college (and landing a "respectable day gig"), Duane teamed up with vocalist Jeff Scott to form The Big Picture, an R & B/pop band that quickly enjoyed a strong local following. Duane, Jeff, and keyboardist Todd Ague wrote & co-wrote many songs for the group, and this original material became the lion's share of their live act. The Big Picture won Marlboro's National Talent Roundup in 1990, and spent much of the next few years touring and opening shows for national acts including Smokey Robinson, Eddie Money, and Richard Marx.

The Big Picture disbanded in 1994, and Duane was again in demand as a studio player and live performer, which gave him the opportunity to meet and work with a large base of phenomenal musicians, including David Mullaly and Peter Kehoe. Duane also spent much of his time writing and revisiting ideas he had shelved during the Big Picture years. In 1998, Dave & Pete joined forces to convince Duane that a "solo" album should be recorded. They pooled their resources, and with no money and minimal recording gear, began working. For over a year, they worked around hectic schedules, borrowed equipment, recorded, re-recorded, and re-recorded again. This hard work culminated with the release of Duane's new release, Just Like Me.

Shortly after the release of "The Cow Disk" as it is affectionately called, "duaneallenharlick (the band)" was formed as a conduit to channel this fresh new music to an ever growing audience of believers.