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Liam Ward UK harmonica player with bullet microphone
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Bullet microphone and harmonica amp

aboutME

I am a blues harmonica player based in Gloucestershire, England. I'm available as a session musician for studio and band work.

I have won the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and I front The Liam Ward Band as well as playing with The Jake Leg Jug Band, Mark Cole, Malcolm Thorne and Benjamin Bassford among others.

 

I'm a blues specialist but also love playing rock, pop, country, jazz and more. I have performed across Europe and in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia. I am also a Session Harmonica Player with recording clients worldwide. I play and endorse Hohner Harmonicas.

I also sing and play jug band / skiffle instruments: musical saw, jaws harp, comb & paper (precursor to the kazoo), jug, washboard, spoons and the Irish bones.
 

I run an online harmonica school at www.learntheharmonica.com, teach masterclasses and write content for magazines including Blues Matters, Harmonica World and Blues in Britain.

"Great harmonica playing!"

BBC RADIO 2

"Liam is simply one of the very best harmonica players around."

BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE

 

"A complete bluesician in every respect"

ADAM GUSSOW

"He plays beautifully!"

JOHN SEBASTIAN (LOVIN' SPOONFUL)

"Liam is a great harmonicist, player and teacher"

ROB PAPAROZZI (BLUES BROTHERS)

"Nice harp playing!"

DAVID CROSBY

"I adore Liam’s harmonica playing... truly authentic and brilliant!"

FATEA MAGAZINE

 

"Polished yet unconventional... Masterful and mesmerising, a modern soulful sound that's truly his own."
BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE (USA)

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