Genre: Country / Rock
Members: Douglas Gardner - Songwriter, Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar. Douglas is a Goldsmith/Diamond Setter, living and working in Bobcaygeon,Ont. / Dougie Thomson -Back-up vocals, Drummer. Dougie is a Transit Operator, living and working in Peterborough, Ont. / Tommy Gardner -Bass guitar. Tommy is cousin to Douglas and also in the family trade of Goldsmithing, living and working in Peterborough, Ont. / Jay Coombes - Lead Guitar Jay is a roof contractor in Peterborough, Ont.
Official Site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colt-Harley
Year Founded: 2005
Record Label: Jet Black
It's the crossover sound that rock music lovers are finding their way to and country fans are demanding more of.
Music influences...by Douglas G.
Life, it is what influences me most when writing songs.
I grew up listening to mostly rock music and have been fans of Kiss, Judas Priest, Queensrych, Van Halen . Then drifted to the grunge scene absolutely loving the music of Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, STP, Sound Garden and Smashing Pumpkins. Bands like I Mother Earth and Rage Against the Machine have pounded our ear drums for years and more recently the Foo Fighters, Thornley and Three Days Grace.
With influences like these, you might ask........
WHY COUNTRY MUSIC?
Well..... I used to play and write songs of this genre in a few different bands. Most notably a band called, " My Only Friend".
As I grow older, I don't feel the anger and angst that comes with hard rock. I needed to flex a new musical muscle, so ......Colt Harley was born.
Elvis, Johnny Cash, Gary Allen, Gretchen Wilson, Shooter Jennings, Johnny Reid (just to name a few) are influencing the ever evolving mind and style that is..... Colt Harley.
We released our 2nd album, an 11 song CD, Colt Harley II in Aug '07 with overwhelming compliments on the music and look of the album. We are currently gigging when and where we can and promoting radio play by DMDS to broadcast radio stations. The CD's are available by contacting the band on the website www.coltharley.com. and CD Baby.
In the spring of 2006 we recorded & self produced a 6 song EP of all original music. The Debut EP was well received, released in mid August 2006.
Previous well noted gigs, in amongst many local weekend and private parties, are... rockin' the Budweiser main stage at the 2007 & 2008 Toronto Beer Festival at Historic Fort York, mmmmm beer!The Rhinestone Country Music Fest & Rodeo, (Aug 2008) performing at the Int'l Plowing Match & Rural Festival, Millbrook 159th Annual Fair and many more
Information Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colt-Harley
Current Status: Active (2015)
|Colt Harley II|
|Big Black Machine|
|Live At Rib Fest|