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Harry Weeks
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, promoter, sometime accordianist, and onetime marimbist. (Jack of all trades, master of maybe three at a push)

Harry’s musical Odyssey started at the tender age of 9, when the young songsmith sold his kidney on the Hammersmith Broadway in exchange for the ability to play the marimba. Unfortunately by the age of 11 he had lost this much desired skill and instead took up the far more pedestrian pursuit of playing the guitar and singing. Born and bred in the vicinity of that historical kidney-swap, Harry’s skill and intricacy gained notoriety, playing with such luminaries of his school music scene as the self-confessed ‘mistake’, Senseless, and those much underrated purveyors of upbeat piano-pop Viscount Chandos and the Moxton Peculiars. At this time Harry also took up producing music, carrying around his trusty Korg D16 as if it were some form of hollow replacement for the Kidney he had lost years before. He let loose upon the world, although predominantly his close friends and family, several (very) limited edition releases with “The Mighty Moxtons” and on his own, including the grammatically incorrect ‘Not So Pretty’ and catchily titled ‘Rarara’, before, at the age of 18 upping sticks to the arctic north of Edinburgh.

Armed in Edinburgh with only 2 25g bags of Golden Virginia, a pack of Wrigley’s Extra, his guitar and a marimba (with the feint hope of re-igniting his diminished talents on said instrument), he took to the open mics and pub circuit of Edinburgh where he became known chiefly as “that lanky John Lennon lookalike what sounds a bit like Morrissey and writes songs about fish”. One third of this statement was indeed true as the “contemporary classic” (www.outofthebedroom.co.uk) ‘Would You Still Love Me If I Looked Like This (And I Smelt of Fish)” became a call to arms for all those who enjoyed overly long song-titles and a bit of humour clouding their inherent melancholy. In January 2005 he founded and began to run an Open Mic at the Left Bank Bar. Within weeks this had been reviewed in local press and was attracting regular crowds upwards of 150, an achievement when you consider the actual population of Edinburgh is in fact 794.

The establishment of this night gave Harry the focus to progress his own musical aspirations and he began playing with Aaron Wright in banjotastic sixties-pop troupe, ‘The Clevelands’. He played regularly both as solo-artist and as co-singer-songwriter of the band at venues around Edinburgh such as The Bongo Club, Ego, The Left Bank, Callie Backpackers and far too many others for it to be prudent to mention. Leaving this band in September 2005 to pursue solo ventures he spent the final few months of the year writing and recording, aiming to unleash both his incandescent live show and a debut self-released EP, soon to be announced, on audiences across the known world in 2006.