Martin Harley announces new single ‘Roll With The Punches’ ahead of new album and tour

2nd August 2019
Big I Am

Esteemed UK Roots artist Martin Harley announces a new single ‘Roll with the punches’ ahead of his upcoming album of the same name in time for an impressive headline European Tour, which includes London’s Union Chapel. The title track has dropped today and the new video for this single is also out now. Click here to listen on Spotify.

This album was recorded in a remote chapel, deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire and is a truly intimate and gritty analogue album featuring Harley’s trademark fine songwriting, with Country Blues riffs and electric bottleneck slide guitar aplenty. All of this served with sweet vocal harmonies over the driving rhythms of co-producer and drummer Harry Harding (Yola Carter/William the Conquerer); Award-winning Australian bassist Rex Horan (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison & Laura Marling) and Hammond maestro Jonny Henderson (Robyn Ford/Matt Schofield) adding extra sparkle on 6 of the tracks.

Martin explains that the single of the album ‘“Roll with the Punches” is inspired by the notion that a positive mindset can help people deal with life’s problems, however big or small‘. Martin Reports ‘It urges us to not get dragged down by other people’s judgements, to have strength and take pride in our own journey’.

Martin’s extensive tour starts this August through to December and sees dates all over Europe. Click here for tickets.


Aug 7 – 11 – Bern Buskers Festival CH
Aug 22 – 25 – Tonder Festival DK
Sept 6-9 – Harvest Time Blues Festival IRE
Sep 17 – Ark Guitars Wetzikon DOU CH
Sep 18 – Gotthard Zurich DUO CH
Sep 19 – Acoustic Nights Solothurn DUO CH
Sep 20 – Cafe Gramsci Dachau DUO DE
Sep 21 – Wild Dogs Festival Hildershiem DUO DE
Spet 22 – Karo Wesel DUO DE
Sept 27 – Lisbon Connection Festival SOLO P
Sept 28 -Teatri Caracas Oliveira De Azemies SOLO P
Oct 1 – Junction 2 Cambridge BAND UK
Oct 2 – Leek Blues and Americana Festival BAND UK
Oct 3 – Union Chapel London BAND UK
Oct 4 – Liverpool Philharmonic BAND UK
Oct 5 – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh BAND UK
Oct 6 – Cluny 2 Newcastle BAND UK
Oct 8 – Brudnell Social Club Leeds BAND UK
Oct 9 – Yellow Arch Sheffield BAND UK
Oct 10 – Phoenix Exeter BAND UK
Oct 11 – The Old Bakers Truro BAND UK
Oct 12 – Strode Theatre Street BAND UK
Oct 16 – Fleece Bristol BAND UK
Oct 17 – Wedgwood Rooms Portsmouth BAND UK
Oct 18 – Ropetackle Art Centre Shoreham BAND UK
Oct 19 – The Old Fire station Oxford BAND UK
Nov 15 – Porto Venue TBC SOLO P
Nov16 – Coimbra em Blues Festival SOLO P
Nov 19 – Wachenburg Weinheim DUO DE
Nov 20 – Bleu Lezard Lausanne DUO CH
Nov 21 – Vario Bar Olten DUO CH
Nov 22 – ZAK Jona DUO CH
Nov 23 – Lichtspielhaus Gloria Immendingen DUO DE
Nov 24 – Ellis Hanau DUO DE
Nov 26 – Kleefeld Hannover DUO DE
Nov 27 – Alte Molkerei Bocholt DUO DE
Nov 29 – Marenzihaus Leibnitz SOLO AT
Nov 30 – Wohnzimmer Klagenfurt SOLO AT
Dec 2 – Academy Salzburg SOLO AT
Dec 3 – Haus Der Musik Wien SOLO AT
Dec 4 – Die Bäckerei Innsbruck DUO DE
Dec 5 – Das Cann Stuttgart DUO DE
Dec 6 – Putzstein Thurnau DUO DE
Dec 7 – Gewölbe Göttingen DUO DE
Dec 8 – Altes Spital Viechtach SOLO DE