HARKNESS is coming out of the darkness with his stunning debut album "The Occasion." For over a decade he has been tirelessly working in his home studio honing his song writing and production skills. Having written hundreds of songs he feels the time is now to share his sonic explorations. Colorful cascading vocal harmonies, electric guitars and a pallet of instruments as diverse as tuba and steel drums radiate over upbeat grooves.
"Listening to Harkness I was completely blown away by his grasp of vocal harmony and arranging. His song writing and unique production is some of the best I've heard in years."
- Roger Manning (Beck/Jellyfish)
When asked "Why now"? Harkness says: "I've been writing and recording for a very long time but was finally able to really tap into the very core of my being. Throughout the recording process I have had to overcome many personal struggles and as the world today appears to have incredible challenges ahead I feel the time is right for the spirit of this music."