Monday, February 28, 2011

Top UK performer Martin Harley makes U.S. debut at Key West's Island Dogs

The Martin Harley Band
KEY WEST, Fla. – The Martin Harley Band has been rocking the UK charts with its signature mix of hot-blooded blues, jazz and rock rhythms. Now its leader Harley, one of UK’s top slider guitarists, brings his ballads to Island Dogs in Key West.
These guys are huge on the British acoustic scene and we’re just so excited that Martin has chosen us to perform in the U.S. for the first time ever,” said Island Dogs managing partner David Thibault.
Martin Harley will take to the Island Dogs stage March 8 with well-known Key West singer and songwriter, Tony Roberts. In an interesting twist of fate, Roberts met Harley—also one of UK’s top blues songwriters—while surfing in Barbados, before memorable performances at the island’s Virgin Holidays Music Festival. Roberts later joined Harley for the popular guitarist’s solo festival set.
Roberts and Harley will perform as a duo and with special guest musicians at Island Dogs Bar and the Rum Barrel Bar March 8 through 12.
Located just off the beaten Canal Street path and under new ownership since July 2010, Island Dogs at 505 Front Street offers a risqué menu and cool island vibes with a breezy outdoor porch, and a cozy indoor bar and entertainment area. It’s a popular hang-out spot as one of the last kitchens on the island to close at 4 a.m.

For more information, call Island Dogs at 305-509-7136. If you're a member of the media, contact Kari Cobham at 386-405-1196.