This is the website for professional harmonica player/maker Brendan Power. Here you'll find my albums, custom harmonicas, instructional material, 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
I'm always experimenting with new possibilities.
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!
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"In Power are combined all the elements which make for a master player: remarkable technical skill, deep knowledge of the instrument, and a truly creative approach to the music." - THE IRISH TIMES, Dublin.
"...Power plays both diatonic and chromatic single-reed harmonicas with extraordinary dexterity, at times enough to make you shake your head in wonder. He will harp blow your socks off." - THE IRISH ECHO, New York.
"...dynamite Kiwi harp player...magic harmonica..." - TIME OUT, London.
"Power's dexterity is breathtaking...he takes the harmonica along paths you never suspected it could go. World class and wide ranging music." - NEW ZEALAND HERALD, Auckland.
"Brendan Power reaches astonishing heights of technical brilliance..." - THE GUARDIAN, London.