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JOHN HARVEY is an Oregon-based songwriter and producer. He’s been a musician and composer most of his life and comes from a family of musicians and artists. His father was lead trombone player in several 40’s era swing bands including Alvino Ray and Henry Bussey. In the 80’s John was co-founder, co-writer and lead guitarist for Seattle-based rock back Moving Parts.
After moving to Oregon from Seattle in 2011, John formed The Django Band then Jupiter and Teardrop releasing one CD in 2016. His first solo EP titled “Second Chances” was released in May 2021 on all streaming platforms garnering positive reviews locally and in European music blogs.
His new single “What’s My Drug” released in December 2021 is the first song off Harvey's second album to be released in 2022.
“I’ve been waiting all my life for right now. I’m exactly where I want to be. Writing and producing music. A time when I’m bold and uncompromising. Determined and wound tight with energy. Like poet Jack Gilbert said: 'What I’m interested in is writing about things that people who’ve gotten beyond the beginning. They’ve tried to be married and failed. And they are trying to decide again. Or they’ve tried twice and failed. And they find themselves in love. Or people find out they’ve come into middle age alive. You’re on fire. Your heart is still bright. What do you do with that? What pertains to them. Where do they turn. They can’t turn to Romeo and Juliet in that ecstasy of innocence. What do you do with them?’”