Harkness “All The Things You Are”

For more than a decade Harkness has been tirelessly working in his home studio honing his
songwriting and production skills. He sings, plays guitar, bass, piano and drums, and also
produces everything himself. He counts Prince and Todd Rundgren – both of whom also
worked this way – as major inspirations.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Harkness is the 2nd in a brood of 5. Both his parents were talented
musicians. His father fronted The Al Harkness Orchestra a band consisting of horns and winds
along with a traditional rhythm section. His Mother was a top French horn player at North
Toronto Collegiate. A high school known for their music curriculum, as well as a beautiful
piano player, who taught the local kids, including her own while they were growing up.
Playing piano since the age of four, it wasn’t until Harkness was shown his first guitar chords
by a friend at age 12, that the fire to pursue music was lit. He dropped out of school at age 17 to
go on tour, and never looked back. He played all over Canada, U.S., U.K. and Europe, with a
number of musicians and bands including Paul Humphrey, Sara Craig, Nicolette, Chunk o’
Funk, The Stars, The Suns, Creature, Kong, Snipejoint.

Harkness released his debut LP The Occasion in 2021 to many glowing reviews including an
appearance in Shindig! magazine. In 2022 he followed that up with a 4 song EP. His next
album Ciao To The Beauty is scheduled for release in Fall of 2024.
The first single is “All The Things You Are.”