Portrait of Harold
I was fortunate enough to see and hear Harold playing guitar at the Martin Luther King Day event with his band Blue Breeze Band. They were professional, inspirational, lyrical as well as entertaining. They played blues and soul music that was phenomenal and spot on, especially, Earth Wind & Fire, which was executed flawlessly. On the other hand, they also played more contemporary pieces, such as Blackstreet’s No Diggity
When they played No Diggity, young women got in front of the band, danced and waved their fists with the “Hey yo” part. It was cool to see to see 20 year old women get excited as 50 and 60 year old men played beautiful music.
Harold was born in Texas, USA but he was raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. Harold first wanted to be a guitar player when he heard Chuck Berry play on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. He had jobs outside of music, such as, working for corporate America for 23 years. When he got laid off, he went full swing putting together a band and has been at it professionally for 15 years now.
Harold was glad to be doing what he was doing and could not see himself doing anything else.”The thing with the music business is you have to be dedicated. This is my life. I work 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. pretty much every day. I’ve been doing that for the last 14 years solid.”
If you are in Los Angeles, Kern, Orange, San Bernadino, Riverside, Santa Barbara or any other county close to Los Angles, and have need of a band for an event, be it private or public, I highly recommend you book The Blue Breeze Band.
You can see more about Harold and his band on Instagram bluebreezeband.
Posted on January 21, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged American Bandstand, Blackstreet's No Diggity, Blue Breeze Band., Chuck Berry, guitar, Martin Luther King Day. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.