Martin Harley has been around for a number of years and by now he definitely has a recognizable voice and guitar style, especially his slide playing.

This single struck me as Harley emerging from a near constant touring schedule and reflecting on his trials and joys – as the title says ‘Roll With The Punches’.
To quote the man himself ‘The single “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. It urges us to not get dragged down by other people's judgements, to have strength and take pride in our own journey’.

Musically it is a soft, rolling Blues with Harley sublime on slide – as a precursor to the new album it suggests something really special but on its own it works.

Harley will be kicking off a mammoth European tour on August 7th and I for one am really looking forward to his show at the Union Chapel in Islington on October 3rd.

Martin Harley Tour Dates
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