About

Here’s a link to Harvey’s Wikipedia entry, and we encourage you to update, edit or amend it as you see fit.

Harvey’s entire output is catalogued in an exhaustive discography, the product of sterling work by Reinhard Zierke.

Harvey’s first gig was in 1964 and he has performed over 3500 times over a period of 50 years.

He has appeared at many festivals including Tonder in Denmark, Lunenburg and Regina in Canada, and five Cambridge Folk Festivals in the U.K. Tours have taken him to Canada, Newfoundland, U.S.A, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Belize, Malta, Holland, Sardinia, Gibraltar, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and Ascension Island.

Television appearances include The Old Grey Whistle Test, Rhythm on Two and over 50 other shows. He has made two television specials for the BBC featuring his songs: “The Camera and The Song” and “The Same Old Smile”. Two further specials were produced in Holland and Ireland.

He wrote and sang the theme songs for the TV series “Golden Pennies” and “The Haunted School” and sang the theme song in the British movie “Psychomania”.

He has hosted BBC Radio Two’s Folk on 2 and a Radio 4 Kaleidoscope special was devoted to his work.

The lyric of one of his songs was used in course work for the national (England and Wales) GCSE English Language examination. Another lyric was included in the Oxford University Book of English Traditional Verse.

He collaborated on a successful musical depicting life growing up in Birmingham in the 40’s and 50’s. “Go Play Up Your Own End” has been well received across the Midlands, especially in its production in 2006 featuring Jasper Carrott in a major role.

In 2007 he published a musical memoir “Gold star to the Ozarks”.

Harvey retired from full-time concert performances in October 2012 with a series of concerts at The Guildhall, Lichfield, but takes occasional festivals and
also concerts in Spring/ Summer with a one man show called “Glad to be Grey” advertised as “A celebration of maturity, with songs, stories, humour (and the
occasional rant)” which has been very well received, and raised funds for various charities and good causes.

In 2013 he released his 16th album “Encore”.