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Troy Harmer and the Persuaders

Rock, Blues, Funk Contact: Troy Harmer
Phone: 905-318-6642 Artist Website:
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Biographical Info

With unstoppable momentum, the Persuaders are a guitar-driven trio fuelled by the creative efforts of singer, songwriter and guitarist Troy Harmer. A gifted guitarist and a powerful vocalist, Troy is an intense musician who pours his heart and soul into every captivating performance.

Since 1995, Troy has released 3 independent recordings and plans to release a brand new collection of 10 songs called Born To Sing The Blues in the summer of 2016. Formerly working under the names “The Troy Harmer Band” and “Troy Harmer & Infinity” Troy and his band have opened for such notable artists as Kim Mitchell and Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo.

Troy has performed at dozens of festivals and clubs throughout southern Ontario including It’s Your Festival in Hamilton, The Hamilton Food and Drink Festival at Copps Colosseum, Dundas Cactus Festival and the Canada Day Celebrations at Lakeview Park in Oshawa. Over the past 20 years Troy has established a reputation for delivering the goods every time which has garnered him a legion of new fans everywhere he goes whom he affectionately refers to as “the Persuaded”.

For his latest musical endeavour, Troy draws on his years of experience and the help of two of the best musicians he could find to forge his most solid line-up ever.

The Persuaders are: Steve Tomalty; Drums and Vocals, Alyssa Dupuis: Bass and Vocals

The Persuaders tough sound is characterized by slick grooves, funky riffs and raw energy. With fluent and versatile musicianship the band is able to stretch out beyond typical stylistic barriers and bridge together blues, rock, funk, soul and jazz influences to create their own unique style. When performing live the band keeps things fresh and exciting by incorporating improvised solos and instrumental interplay. Troy’s lyrics draw upon his personal philosophies of positive change and songs about human relationships that have universal appeal and resonate with everyone.

Troy’s explosive guitar playing, together with the band’s musical chemistry and captivating energy on stage has something to offer all fans of live music. The combination of extraordinary musicianship with proven professional experience and cutting edge live performances make Troy Harmer and the Persuaders the perfect choice for your event.

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