This is the website for professional harmonica player/maker Brendan Power. Here you'll find my albums, custom harmonicas, instructional material, upcoming gigs ... plus music to listen to, interesting stuff to read and links to click.
I'll always love playing and performing, but am equally engrossed by designing and making harmonicas. The two go hand-in-hand: to play the music I like in the way I want to, I've found the best way is to customise harmonicas in one way or another. All the harps I play are in one of my personal tunings, and have quite radical setups.
For those interested in back stories there is info on my early playing years in New Zealand, and techie types can read the history of my many harmonica experiments and
innovations over the years.
If you want to skip straight to the music albums, instructional material and custom harmonicas, just follow the appropriate links. Have fun!
July - September 2014
Recording for two upcoming albums, harmonica R&D for new models, gigs in UK
Brendan plays a week in Paris, plus the Green Note in London
Brendan is in Canada playing shows in Toronto and the
Festival la Grande Recontre in Montreal
The first Limited Numbered Edition of 50 of the new
X-Reed MB30 is posted to
New harmonica models available! All are original designs by Brendan: the
Slide Diatonic, Irish Session Harp, new ChromaBender in 6
keys, PowerDraw in 4 keys. They all do stuff that no other harps can.
Click the Harmonicas
page for more info and buying links
The new website is launched!
Seydel now has the Seydel Power Tunings page on their website!
You can order the PowerBender and PowerDraw tunings there in ANY KEY in their popular Session Steel and 1847 Classic models. Check out the Videos too.
New Chinese Harmonica is released. Chinese music played on specially designed x-reed harmonicas to get the authentic sound and flavours
of traditional Chinese instruments like Hulusi and Erhu. A new harp sound!