REMI’S STEEL

We track the early influences of the rising singer/songwriter, Remi Harris…

He was just a lad of seven when Remi Harris first picked up a guitar, inspired by his dad rockin’ out to the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix and beyond…

“His musical tastes definitely rubbed off on me,” says Harris. “The fact that The Sex Pistols were in there as well as Chuck Berry, it meant that I had the full widescreen version of rock’n’roll, from its roots to its uprooting. But, at the core, it’s always the blues, and that’s what I’ve always been drawn to the most.”

Having played in a series of bands throughout his teens, Remi was moving on to bigger, brighter, more complex things when he hit 20, embracing the likes of Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz and all those other jazz guitar greats.

“I was working in a guitar shop at this time,” he explains, “and my boss, Trevor Davies, played jazz guitar, so, he helped me out by showing me some music theory and my first jazz standards. Since then, I’ve just tried to continue learning as much as I can about music from many genres, in the hope that all my influences will mix together and help me create my own voice on the guitar…”

You can hear that unique voice when Remi Harris comes to The Whale for one of our very special and hugely popular dinner dates on Saturday, October 12th. Because, hey, who doesn’t like to eat to the beat…?

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