“I’ve only recently discovered Roly and his fantastic playing. I needed a harp session in a hurry here in the UK, and although half a world away, Roly did the most amazing e-session for me in superquick time, recorded a superb performance, and I now have his number on speed-dial !
He was extremely easy to communicate with, and very easy to work with regarding arrangement directions.
I can’t recommend him highly enough and I know we’ll work together again soon.”
Guitarist, Writer, Producer
Bath, United Kingdom
“Roly is my first go to guy on harmonica. While being great at blues, he is also capable of much more. Melodies, accompaniments etc. I highly recommend him.”
Owner / Music Director – Lou Pomanti Music
“Roly is one of Canada’s best harmonica players! Any style!”
Guitarist / Producer
Regina, SK , Canada
“For the past 20 years, Roly has been the “first call” harmonica player at Parker Szczmith Music. From music scores for animated children series’ such as Berenstain Bears and Franklin The Turtle, to national jingles, Roly delivers great tracks – quickly and consistently. His versatility and melodic approach sets him apart from other harp players. Great feel, natural intuition, and his ability to take direction on the fly has made him a valuable asset on all our projects – saving us time and effort. He’s the guy.”
Owner / Music Director – Parker Szczmith Music
“When it comes to harmonica I don’t use anybody else, period!”
Owner / Music Director – Swing Low Productions
“I have hired Roly Platt for tracks and have worked with him for many years. He sent his solos for our recordings to us quickly and they were fabulous in terms of quality and musicianship. Roly plays at a musical level among the very best in the world and his recordings are his testimonial. Not because his music is amazing, but because, to hear him play live or on recordings, you can’t help but realize you are listening to art. Not just another lost solo, but something captivating that goes beyond the song. He has the ability to turn elusive musical moments into feelings that last long after the sound is gone. It is a truly rare person that can do this. One of the finest musicians around but more than that, a true artist, in every sense of the word.”
“Roly Platt is one of the most naturally gifted musicians I know. Just like McCartney, he doesn’t read music. And…like McCartney, he’s the master of his musical universe. Roly kicks the doors off any lick, melody, or science experiment with a confident elegance that makes his music so very perfect.
In every note, you hear decades of practice. And in every space, endless experience. This guy is a master. Do yourself a favor and put him on your gig. Whatever the style or part, Roly Platt is sure to make your music just that much better.
Working with Roly is smooth and easy too. His process is efficient and he aims to please. His studio is state of the art and you’ll be guaranteed delivery of the highest quality audio in whatever form necessary. Again, do yourself a favor you’ll never regret.”
Owner / Musical Director – Mountain Dog Music
“I have worked with Roly Platt for over 30 years in many different musical situations. He is a first class musician and a first class human being. He’s worked for me on a wide variety of recordings (records, jingles, tv shows) and is always an inspiration and a positive influence on whatever project he’s involved with.
He is, simply put, one of the best musicians I have ever worked with. He’s blessed with amazing technical skills but he also has great taste, feel and musical instincts that can’t be taught at any school. These are things you’re either born with or not, and Roly is one of the best natural musicians I’ve ever worked with.
I’ve recommended him to all of my friends in the Toronto studio scene and they all love him and his playing. The only problem with Roly is that after you hear him play on one song, you immediately want him to play on every song you’re recording. He’s that good!”
Mike “Pepe” Francis
Guitarist / Producer / Music Director
“Roly’s greatest assets are his versatility and musical intuition. We’ve hired him for scores of sessions over the past 30 years and he’s always delivered beyond our, and our clients’ expectations – adding his unique style to every project. Whether it’s country, blues, R&B, bluegrass or rock, Roly’s playing “fits” and clients love him. He’s fast, can take direction well and truly plays amazingly.”
Owner / Producer – Inception Sound Studios
“Roly is simply the greatest harp player anywhere.”
Writer / Producer