THE CAROLYN HARLEY TRIO

Made up of Carolyn and Joe Harley and Robb Mann these three friends have a great time presenting a wide variety of styles.  Their shows are almost completely Carolyn's original tunes in styles that vary from light pop to swing, from country to folk and blues.

A good fit for quiet dining, weddings, festivals or for corporate events.

Carolyn Harley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Joe Harley on bass guitar
Robb Mann on electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin and harmony vocals.


JOE HARLEY BIO  

Joe took the long road to the band.  His first exposure to music came in the 1960's college group called "The Dangling Conversation Piece" as their lead singer.  He then left music and spent the next 40 years raising a family, chasing careers and carrying gear for his musical family.  
To celebrate the onset of his second half-century, on a whim, Joe joined a Jazz singing class and re-ignited his love of music and performing.
Next step was to learn the drum kit.  Joe was then encouraged by his son Tim to try the bass guitar that was left behind when Tim headed off to tour the world as a bass player.

Now, normally the son learns from the father, but this was just the  reverse.  Tim instilled in dad, Joe a love the "fat sound".
Joe then joined Weekend Warriors and worked with other musicians, including his son Sean, to learn to be part of a band.   He also joined a 'garage band' and continued to improve his  bass skills.
When asked by his  wife if he would be willing to learn some original tunes and be part of her first ever trio he said yes and they have been performing together ever since. 
Joe encourages everyone, that age is not a barrier when it comes to music.  It's really cool to be excited about music at this "advanced age".


ROBB MANN BIO

 A native of Sydney, Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island), Robb comes from a very musical family.  Robb started singing solo, at age 5, on local television station C.J.C.B. Also performed in School and Church choirs, for many years as well. His first instrument, after voice, was piano.

The piano gave way to the ukelele and guitar, and then in High School, clarinet, trumpet and bugle in marching bands. Always coming back to guitar and keyboards, Robb sang and played lead guitar and keyboards with the rock group The Darnells, in Sydney, NS and entertained twice weekly, for several years for local teen dances.

After high school, Robb travelled to Ontario with a 6 piece vocal harmony group, The Sus4 Media.  This group performed on CBC Radio and Television, for various programs. The group played many venues, including “opening” for Neil Diamond at the Canadian National Exhibition, in Toronto !

Robb “moved” to Calgary from Halifax, in 1997, and has performed in various groups in Calgary, since then.  Most recently with Carolyn Harley and the Davidsons. In 2012, Robb (a songwriter, as well), finally completed his first CD, “Livin’ The Dream”. The album was produced in Calgary by Don Kletke, at Encore Studios.

Robb’s latest venture has been learning and performing on mandolin. Robb has also become a huge fan, and participant in the local Calgary FAMI Music Camps, (Foothills Acoustic Music Institute).   Music means the World,….to Robb !

Robb Mann

Singer/Songwriter/Musician