Mike Harwood


Mike Harwood is a guitarist/songwriter who resides in the West Coast of Cornwall (UK). Started in the music business as a Decca (Deram) Records artist and session guitarist. Music style is described as warm funk for a cold day, combines elements of fusion, smooth funk, soul, blues and acid jazz... Music inspires the soul - something I have always tried to achieve in my songs and in the way I play, it's more about the feel than technical ability or tricks. The album: BooBoo, features vocals by yours truly and also some fabulous collaborators and lead vocalists: Markus Wagner, Dyan B, John Keenan and BV's by Dyan B, Paul Racicot and Keith Foster.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Freedom of expression, joy, inspiration, tension release, satisfaction. Since the early age of 5! I have loved music, it's what makes me tick. Had my first guitar at the age of 8 but never really got to start playing seriously until I was introduced to a guitar tutor to give me some pointers at 13 and then pretty much self taught learning what I could from meeting other musicians.

What is your music dream?

A bit late in life now to have any big dreams but it would be an achievement to have a major artist/film make use of one of my compositions, so I just like to share my skills and the music the I write.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Eradicate famine and poverty! There is more than enough wealth in the world to share with those less fortunate and make the world a better place.