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Crystal Aire/Edge of the Wedge/Neo/Obadiah/Brown-Harty / Bio

Hi all,
Over the past 35 years it has been my pleasure to have played music with some of the finest group of songwriters singers and musicians in the business. Looking back l am humbled and privileged to have been part of such extremely talented and professional bands such as Crystal Aire, The MPR Band, Edge of the Wedge, Neo, Obadiah and the Brown-Harty Project. Over the years we became a unique group of friends who shared a musical bond that was magical during the many years we played together. Crystal Aire consisted of 2 lead guitarist featuring Jimmy Willis/songwriter, lead vocalist and one of the best solo guitarist- ever. Rivaling even the best of today and hails from Red Lands, CA. Mike Harty/songwriter energy driven blazing lead guitar, hails from Los Alamitos, CA. John Maher playing a Rickenbacker bass who easily blended and pounded the air waves with natuaral ability to improvise with solid and intricate playing hails from Ocean City, Maryland. John Bickham/songwriter one of the best keyboardist/soloist ever, along the lines of Jan Hammer and Rick Wakeman not to mention classical roots, hails from Apple Valley, CA. Finaly Robby Gammel- Drummer/percussionist truely gifted with amazing timing/skills works the high hat and kick like no other. Robby was the driving force of Crystal Aire he hails from Shreveport, La. Then Edge of the Wedge was formed an excellent modern rock band that came together in the early eighties during that very uncomfortable transition from 70's rock to the 'new' MTV type of modern rock. All the members hailed from Shreveport, La. except for Mike Harty from Los Angeles CA. The band consisted of Pat McCoy bass player manager and primary song writter, Mike Harty lead guitars, Maggie Fowle precision rhythm guitars, Barry Buttler vocals keyboards and Kenny Davis drums. The band was all original and extremely talented ahead of it's time. Edge of the Wedge spent years practicing in the home of Joan Fowle, Maggies mother who bless her heart put up with years of loud rock n' roll madness in her living room... She was our biggest fan God rest her beautiful soul. We played amazing gigs from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas completely outfitted with our own gigantic sound system and stage props we employed our own team of moving trucks and enjoyed dedicated roadies.. Edge of the Wedge played live at the best clubs of our day. Sadly Edge of the Wedge turned left one day when she should of turned right and that was the end of the dream... Neo was also with Pat McCoy on guitars/song writer, Mike Harty on Bass Guitar this time enjoying playing with the amazing Robby Gammel from Crystal Aire on drums, all studio projects. Soon the MPR band was formed all home grown Shreveport boys except for Mike Harty from Los Angeles. The band consisted of Mike Harty on Guitars/song writer, Paul Brown bass guitar, Robby Gammel (Crystal Aire/Neo) on drums. We were a three man band in the tradition of Rush playing all originals. I will be posting MPR's music soon it is worthy to be heard! Then there is Obadiah and what a band we were! Presenting the tonal lead guitar talents of Larry Griggs on lead guitars , Kenny Meyers Guitars and slide Guitar both songwriters for the band. We had the amazing John Bickham from Crystal Aire on key boards and Mike Harty (also from Crystal Aire/Edge of the Wedge/Neo/The MPR band playing Bass guitar on this project. The drummer for Obadiah Robby Schooner was amazing! When listening to Obadiah pay close attention to the tightness of the Bass guitar and the drummer you won't be disappointed because It doesn't get much better than that! Obadiah was a Christian rock band in full time ministry doing the work of the Lord sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ while we were together. Finally Brown-Harty reunited Paul Brown on bass guitar and keyboards with the amazing guitar skills of Mike Harty after 35 years apart. This reunion is still producing new music. Enjoy Southside Surfer and Nocturnal Blues featuring Mike Harty on lead guitars. The Brown-Harty experience also created 2 music videos... Enjoy the 35 years of creativity my musician friends. The music I hear today can't touch what the old school musicians actually played back in our day. For one thing we actually wrote songs and played our instruments. If you only new the amount of hours that went into these projects... God Bless you all my friends and I mean that sincerely may the blessings from our loving God through His son Jesus bless you. Not the gods of the new age mysticism nor blood thirsty god Moleck who is now one of the evil demons serving the evil (Lucifer) who has hijacked the Music Emmy Awards from the people watching as each participant willingly bows down to Lucifer. No offence JayZ and Kanye West but your idea of god is money fame drugs and the wicked illuminati. You emulate the false gods of Egypt. Please repent before the gods of the flesh consume you. No one can come to the father except through Jesus Christ His son. You must call upon the name of the Lord to be saved, humble yourself and repent. "What does it profit a man to gain the entire world but lose his very soul." Politics are for here and now Jesus is for eternity!

General Info

Band Members
Mike Harty, Jim Willis, John Maher, Robby Gammel, John Bickham
Artist Name
Crystal Aire/Edge of the Wedge/Neo/Obadiah/Brown-Harty
Home Page
Instrumental / Progressive Rock/Modern Rock/Christian Rock / Rock n' Roll

Contact Info

Glendale, CA
Mike Harty

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