Gabriel Harley

Poetic Pop and Heartland Soul

Photo by Eric Wood

A Gabriel Harley show has something for almost everyone. From intimate ballads to rock anthems and jazz-tinged jams, there's a reason that audiences of all ages keep coming back for more. Backed by his world-class, high-energy band, Gabriel is a firm believer in keeping the crowd engaged. His extensive song list includes favorites by artists like Sting, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Howlin' Wolf, and BB King in addition to material from his five nationally-released albums.

Steady Beat to Broken Heart

Born into a musical family and raised on a steady diet of classic folk, rock, and blues, Gabriel began writing songs while still in high school and, just months after graduating, was playing steady gigs across his home state of Indiana. Within a few short years, the burgeoning artist was making albums, playing to packed rooms, and criss-crossing the United States as an artist, producer, and professional songwriter. 


Then everything came to a grinding halt. Concerned by increasing fatigue and a family history of heart issues, Gabriel set an appointment to get checked out. The results weren't encouraging. "You're basically a ticking time bomb," his cardiologist said, diagnosing him with a failing valve and an aortic aneurysm that could "pop" at any moment.  Gabriel had no choice but to put his music and life on hold and undergo open-heart surgery. It was a necessary move, but one that would ultimately lead to a rocky recovery process last more than two years.


Although unable to perform, Gabriel kept pressing forward. Between doctor visits and hospital stays, he continued to write and record new material, storing it away for the day when he could finally return to the stage. The time for that return has finally come. 


In 2022, Gabriel Harley will release his fifth studio album, Beat of a Broken Heart. Recorded with his live band in a backwoods Tennessee cabin, it's an album infused with hope, passion, and pain. From the jaunty pop-rock title track to the driving psychedelic story song "La La La" to the stein-swaying lilt of "Night of Good Mirth" (an Irish-influenced ode to pub crawling with friends), Beat of a Broken Heart is twelve tracks of fine musical craftsmanship and personal, poetic honesty.

THE GABRIEL HARLEY BAND


Gabriel Harley

vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet


David Alexander

lead guitar, vocals


Kendall Thomson

bass


Eric Wood

drums, percussion 



Additional Musicians

Travis Brant (drums), Frank Felice (bass),
Gregg Jones (guitar), Matt Nolen (keyboards), Steve Prince (drums), Jeff Reed (keyboards), Robert Trowbridge (guitar)

Shows

June 2022

26

Clayshire Castle

4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Bowling Green, Indiana

All ages show. 

$5.00 admission

July 2022

9

Private Party

8:00 - 10:00 P.M.

New Palestine, IN

23

Monticello, IN

Private Party

7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

August 2022

2

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

9

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Facebook Live

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

12

Facebook Live

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

16

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Facebook Live

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

19

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Facebook Live

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

24

Lincoln Park Summer Concert Series 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Zionsville, IN

All ages, full band show.

Free admission.

30

Livestream Show

7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Facebook Live

Acoustic performance.

Free admission.

News

July 21, 2022

A BUSY AUGUST AHEAD!

To quote Almost Famous, one of my favorite movies, “It’s all happening!” And by “it,” I mean a TON of in-person and streaming shows over the next month. Starting on Tuesday, 8/2 at 7:30 P.M. Eastern (GMT -5:00), I’ll be broadcasting special, 90-minute shows twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) where you’ll get to hear new material, songs off older albums, and some of my favorite cover tunes. It’ll all be on Facebook Live, so you’ll even get the chance to interact with me and other fans as well! 

Contact

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