Recommended if You Like
Cheap Trick Roxy Music Scott Walker

Genres You Will Love
Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Moods: Mood: Fun Pop: Baroque Pop Pop: Pop Underground Pop: Power Pop

By Location
United States - New Jersey United States - New York United States - NY - New York City

Harry Nagle

An enigmatic veteran of the NYC music scene, he has performed as a solo act and has worked on punk, rock, jazz, hip-hop, electronic projects. He has composed for film and has released 3 solo albums.

“I began writing songs on piano after trying to read music unsuccessfully. My hands and imagination would jump out ahead of what I was being taught.” Later, Inspired by the Who, Neil Young, and the Punk revolution, Nagle got an electric guitar. “I was 16, misunderstood and pissed-off. I needed to make a big sound - I needed to scream. So, I co-founded a punk band. My first amplifier was my parent's Magnavox Voice of America reel to reel tape recorder. I'd overdrive the speaker in it to get some kind of distortion. It made a really raunchy sound.”

Harry co-founded, authored songs and played lead guitar in the NYC band, Itchy Trigger Finger, which opened for such acts as; Ben Folds Five, Everclear, Face to Face and Freedy Johnston and toured with the 1995 Lollapalooza Festival.

In the late 90's, after quitting ITF, Nagle wrote and recorded an 18-song CD called "The Astrid Tapes," named after the woman whose liaison with Nagle inspired all 18 songs. An intimate portrait of a relationship, the CD package includes love letters, original pictures, poems. “I wrote most of these songs over a 4-month period and I realized after a while that when I put them all in the order in which they were written, they told the story of me and Astrid.

2010 brought a less acoustic and more atmospheric EP release named "Cynthia's Smile."

Harry currently is promoting his full-length 18-song follow-up called "Penitentiary Of Dreams." If life is made up of tiny moments both happy and sad, then POD is a mirror of those moments and even more. Grandiosity, loneliness, anger, yearning, fatalism and ecstasy all combine to make "Penitentiary of Dreams" a journey worth taking. Songs veer from bombastic rock drama to intimate confessionals. The album is for sale on iTunes, CDBaby and other online retailers.