Harry was classically trained on the piano from the age of nine and the organ from the age of twelve (though that hasn’t sent him blind)
From his mid to late teens he was part of a successful five-piece band playing pubs and working men’s clubs in the North of England; now that’s a real hard apprenticeship!
Since then he has continued to play and write music in all kinds of environments and with all kinds of musicians around the world
His influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Shadows, Santana, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Beethoven and Mozart (yes, you read it right), the Mavericks, Motown, much contemporary music and a whole range of eclectic musical styles. Just take a look at his CD collection and you’d see what that means!
In recent years he has been concentrating on songwriting and studio recording
Harry has a remarkable ear (no, it’s not stuck on) – he has the ability to listen to a piece of music and analyse it accurately without reference to the score, both in terms of key, chords and structure – quite remarkable really. Also, his playing is likely to get the hairs standing up on the back of your neck every now and again!
Harry Lee Baldwin is an experienced keyboardist, guitarist, bass guitarist, singer and award-winning songwriter
He has played keyboards for…
- Chip Hawkes (The Tremeloes)
- Chris Farlowe (1966 number-one “Out Of Time”)
- Cliff Bennett (1966 number-six “Got To Get You Into My Life”)
- Dave Berry (1964 number-five “The Crying Game”)
- Mike d’Abo (Manfred Mann)
- Mike Pender (The Searchers)
- Steve Ellis (Love Affair)
- Tony Crane (Merseybeats)
He has appeared in various shows and tours with…
He has played in such bands as…
- Amen Corner
- The Beaky Band
- Blind Lemon
- Love Affair
- The Marrs Bar House Band
- Mid Life Crisis
- The Midnight Movers
- The Muleskinner Blues Band
- Soul Survivors
- The Whoo
- Young Gifted Liars
He currently performs as a solo artiste, with the band Xfire, and as a guest with numerous other artistes and bands
You will find in the pages of this site all there is to know about Harry and his music, the history, what’s happening right now, where he’s performing, together with photos, videos and recordings of his music
You should get a good idea of just how much music means to him; it’s his way of life!