Born in Jamaica, Carl Harvey moved to Toronto, Canada with his family at a young age. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix in those early days, he picked up the guitar and Tuba at just 13 years of age. Years later, Carl has 3 Juno Awards and a Grammy to his name.
Carl Harvey's career in music spans over four decades, from the 70's when he recorded with reggae immortals such as Jackie Mittoo, King Tubby and Prince Jammy, a decade which for Harvey culminated with Willi Williams' international smash record Messenger Man and his own first solo album Ecstasy of Mankind, which has become a much sought-after collectors item.
During that time, Carl Harvey joined Crack of Dawn, Canada's seminal black funk band that has recently reunited for several concerts and an album.
In 1980, he joined the literal originators of the word reggae, Toots & The Maytals. 33 years later, the band remains one of the top touring reggae bands in the world and have released 30 albums, Harvey, being on more than 15 of them including 2004's Best Reggae Album Grammy Award-winning, True Love.
Today the band has become older and wiser after thirty-eight years since they first came together – Crack of Dawn, pioneers in the dawn of funk music in Canada and are now hotter than ever. Fast forward to 2017, the band has completed a new album "Spotlight". It's been said that this album is some of their best work to date, hitting top of the charts in two continents and captures that youthful spirit.
Carl Harvey has shared the stage with some of the world's most popular artists including The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews and Sheryl Crow: headlining stages such as Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, WOMAD, Reggae on the River, Fuji Rock, SummerJam along with hundreds of others worldwide.
Harveys solo album, The Times, has received wide ranging critical aclaim as well.