Harve Mann is an electrifying live performer. His One-Mann Musical Show has been pleasing audiences for years throughout The United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. A truly original vocalist with an astonishing range, Harve can touch your heart with a soulful ballad and the next minute have you rockin’ out of your seat. Working solo with just his keyboards and guitar (Sometimes he plays them simultaneously!) allows him to work spontaneously in the moment. He also does comedy and impersonations varying from Johnny Cash to David Bowie.
As a songwriter his versatility is even more amazing. Some people think of him as a comedy/satirical performer from the songs he wrote for The Dr. Demento’s Show and his appearances as “The Lounge Singer Character” on The David Letterman Show. Others see him as more of a philosophical poet of music. Harve says, “When the subject matter gets too grim, I’ll add humor so the audience will be able to handle it.”
His latest album, MY SIDE OF THE STREET leans more towards the serious pop side of his writing, one exception being the inclusion of his often requested recording of MAD ROCKER. Harve plays all keyboards and guitars and wrote all words and music on this collection. He also plays bass on most cuts. Guest musicians include Science Fiction author Joseph Paige (bass on IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN), Steve Goodie (bass & drums on IF YOU EVER DECIDE), Jeff Ganz and Daoud Shaw (bass and drums on MY FOLKS OLD HIFI).
Harve, after discovering an acoustic demo of his song CROOKED MILE had been downloaded thousands of times on sites he didn’t know about, decided to record a more fully produced version. It is included as the closing song on this album.
Liner notes written by D. Ronayne 2008