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Persuaders Summer Tour of Southern Ontario

We are so excited to be included on 6 dates (so far) as part of the live entertainment lineup at the Northern Heat Rib Series again this summer. This is a FREE family friendly festival that runs for 3 days, Friday through Sunday at various locations across southern Ontario. The Northern Heat Rib Series features some of the best rib vendors around, along with some killer live bands. Please check the website for when and where The Persuaders will be playing. We hope to see you at one of our stops this summer. 




New Quell The Swell Video 

To keep things UP, while things were shut DOWN, I made the best use of my time writing and recording new music. I have also been learning the ins and outs of creating music videos. Please check out my latest creation on my youtube channel. It features myself and my friends in Quell The Swell covering a Great Big Sea Classic called When I'm Up I Can't Get Down.






Troy was recently featured on episode 3 of an exciting new webcast called live at the Junction. Live at the Junction is an ongoing podcast series that is hosted by Jamie Petrie and filmed at Darcy McGilligans recording studio in Canfield Ontario. Each episode features interviews and performances by a diverse cross section of southern Ontario musicians. You can expect to be hearing a lot more about this podcast as it grows in popularity. It is a great way to discover some of Canadas best up and coming artist.  


To keep things interesting Troy has joined forces with some old friends to start a new musical project that is completely different than anything else he is doing. For this group Troy is singing and playing mandolin and is joined by Aubrey Boothman on vocals, percussion and guitar, Tom Gaasenbeek on fiddle, Steve Tomalty drums and vocals and Rob Monaco on bass and vocals to form Quell the Swell. We play a wide range of music including; traditional celtic music by Stan Rogers, The Dubliners and the Irish Rovers, to East coast music like Great Big Sea and Spirit of the West, celtic influenced rock bands like The Pogues, Flogging Molly and The Dropkick Murphys, foot stomping instrumental fiddle tunes, jigs and reels and even some popular music by Green Day, The Tragically Hip, The Beatles, REM and the Proclaimers that we put our own celtic spin on. It's always a good time and not just on St Paddys Day.


INfinity Music Video

Please check out this new video for the Troy Harmer and Infinity song Watching The World Revolving off of the Without At Doubt cd on youtube. All images in this video were created using gifs and altering the video speeds to match the music. Like it, share it and subscribe. Thanks for your support.



Prior to the days during the corona virus when everyone was posting online concerts, Troy was hosting a weekly live music podcast called Troy Harmer Live In Concert At Your Place. For one hour every Tuesday at 8pm Troy would perform mix of music and online request. To keep things interesting Troy would add new songs every week and sometimes he would be joined by one of his talented friends as a special guest. It was a lot of fun to do at the time and we are very proud of the shows we put together but it never really took off the way we had hoped. Then suddenly during the pandemic everyone was doing a podcast and it seemed redundant. If you are interested in seeing and hearing what we did, all of these performances are still archived on youtube. You can check them out on this youtube channel. Don't forget to subscribe to get alerts to new music video post.

Other Projects 
The key to playing music for a living is that you need to be as versatile as possible.  If I had my choice I would be playing electric guitar with the Persuaders every night of the week. My true love will always be playing and singing blues and classic rock. However I do also enjoy playing jazz, acoustic guitar and classical guitar. Luckily for me I get to do it all.
In an effort to scratch all my musical itches, I am booking myself with several other projects. I have a Celtic group called Quell The Swell. As mentioned above I am now a full time member of a traditional blues band called Bluze Cruze. I also have 3 other side projects that have their own pages on this website.  
The Troy Harmer Jazz Trio: instrumental jazz and funk featuring guitar, bass and drums. 
Hardwood an acoustic duo that plays classic rock and top forty featuring Troy guitar vocals Steven Tomalty drums and vocals.
Solo instrumental guitar gigs for wedding ceremonies and/or dinner music. I have added 3 new pages to this website that showcase these other projects. If you know of any venues or festivals that would be a good fit for the Persuaders or one of my other projects please let me know.
On August 7th 2015 Troy had the honour of joining Canadian Music Legend Randy Bachman (of the Guess Who and BTO) on stage to perform 2 songs to a sold out crowd at the Kitchener Blues Festival. Randy is a true gentlemen and really showcased Troys playing through some extended jams.
Special thanks to Y108 in Hamilton for hosting (THE ROCK OUT WITH RANDY BACHMAN CONTEST). Extra special thanks to Randy Bachman for this incredible opportunity. It was a real pleasure to perform with Randy and his amazing band Dale Anne Brendon on drums, Anna Ruddick on bass and Brent Howard Knudson on guitar and vocals. 
As a result of winning this contest Troy not only recieved the chance to perform with Randy's band but has also won a set of Randy Bachman signature guitar strings, the new Randy Bachman cd called Heavy Blues and a brand new beautiful Blue autographed Epiphone Les Paul guitar which has become Troys main guitar. Check out the videos here.
Video of Randy and Troy performing the title track from his new cd Heavy Blues.
Video of Troy and Steve Marriner from Monkey Junk performing Taking Care of Business with Randy Bachman and his Band. 



Troy Harmer Alyssa DuPuis and Steven Tomalty appeared live on this popular Hamilton area podcast to perform and be interviewed by Kevin Barber. 
The Barber Shop Podcast was recored live on Wednesday June 18th 2014 and is now available online at and 

On March 5 2014 Troy was featured on a great local television show called the Ensemble. The show features 4 up and coming singers songwriters in a round table form discussion. The musicians are interviewed together and everyone contributes 2 live performances of original material. The show featured Troy plus 3 other exceptional performers Brennagh Burns, Brandon P. General and Adam Carter that you really should hear. 

Friday April 7th Prime Time - Hamilton
Saturday April 22 9:30pm Frankies - Brantford
Saturday June 3rd - Private Party


Saturday May 20th - 3pm-4:30pm Binbrook

Saturday June 24th - 1pm-2:30pm Brampton

Sunday July 2nd - 3-4:30 Limeridge Mall Hamilton

Saturday July 8th - 3pm-4:30pm Georgetown

Sunday July 30th - 3pm-4:30pm Milton

Saturday August 26th - 3pm-4:30pm Gage Park Hamilton

Saturday Sept. 2nd - 3pm-4:30pm Pickering


Thursday April 13th 7-10pm Powerhouse - Stoney Creek

Friday April 14th 7-11pm Steele & Clover - Port Colbourne

Saturday April 21st 8pm-12am Buddy's - Hamilton

Thursday May 18th 7pm-10pm Southcote 53 - Ancaster

Friday May 19th King George - Hamilton

Saturday May 20th 8pm-12am Buddy's - Hamilton

Friday July 14th King George - Hamilton

Friday July 28th 7-11pm Steele & Clover - Port Colbourne

Thursday Aug. 10th 7-10pm Powerhouse - Stoney Creek

Friday August 25th King George Hamilton

Sunday August 27th 1:30-3:30pm Bay Beach Club - Fort Erie

Thursday Sept. 14th 7pm-10pm Southcote 53 - Ancaster

Saturday October 21st King George - Hamilton


Saturday July 1st 1pm-5pm Powerhouse - Stoney Creek

Saturday July 29th The Black Bull - Burlington

Saturday Sept. 9th The Black Bull - Burlington

Friday Sept. 29th 4pm-6pm Caledonia Fair

Friday Oct.6th 9pm RED HARP - Acton

Saturday Dec. 30th Red Harp - Acton

Epic Elton - Elton John Tribute


Saturday May 6th Greystone Racquet Club - Kitchener

Saturday May 27th 7pm-10pm Club Capri - Thorold

Saturday July 1st Toronto TBA

Saturday August 19th Legacy Theatre - Pittsburg

Sept 21-25 East Coast Tour Nova Scotia

Saturday Oct 7th Richmond Hill TBA



If you are interested in booking a performance or you

need any additional information please contact.

INFINITE MUSIC (905) 318-6642






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