Top UK performer Martin Harley makes U.S. debut at Key West’s Island Dogs Bar
|Martin Harley Band|
Harley also set to perform at The Rum Barrel Bar
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.
ABOUT THE RUM BARREL: Launched in 2006 by former Philadelphia 76ers President Pat Croce, the Rum Barrel evokes the aura of a 17th-century pirate hangout with more than 150 rums and an extensive selection of specialty and craft beers. As the southernmost Philly sports bar, Rum Barrel is the local hotspot for all things Philly—including its famous cheese steaks. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the Rum Barrel’s scenic upper deck overlooks Key West’s Old Town with daily specials and nightly entertainment, and offers an outstanding dining experience with fresh local seafood and creative entrees. The Rum Barrel’s kitchen is captained by Chef Patrick Dunn, protégé of gifted Iron Chef Jose Garces. Dunn is an alum of Garces’ Latin-Asian Chifa Restaurant in Philadelphia.
For more information, call The Rum Barrel at 305-292-7862. If you’re a member of the media, contact Kari Cobham at 386-405-1196.