Artists

Harry Merry

May I please introduce myself to you? My name is Harry Merry, songwriter and entertainer. My age amounts to the number of thirty three and I try to earn my bread in the capacity mentioned above. Maybe it is better if I will start at the beginning……

……..We must all start somewhere, don’t we! Since those early days I always wanted to bring my songs in front of an audience into hearing in audible proportions, but as long as I was not satisfied over the works that emerged I saw no sense in all that higgledy piggledy rooty-tooty. All those things make it more desirable to develop a bit more into it and to experience a bit more into it. Yes, my dear readers, through the years I gradually discovered the sundry mechanics that accompany the realization of a properly proportioned song, thus I developed the technique of writing down everything that I compose with pen on paper……

…….The musical genres that have been adopted by me on this Roland-keyboard, which I bought just across the street from my housing-address, are as follows: Rock’N’Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Beat, Ballads, Schlager, Latino, Chansons, Liedjes and lately also some Slovenian Pop and Serbian Turbo-folk. Charles Dickens is also a source of inspiration for me. I’m reading “The Old Curiosity Shop” now after having read “The Pickwick Papers”, “David Copperfield”, “Little Dorrit” and “A Tale Of Two Cities”. And records? Too many to mention now, because the biography is already long enough as it is.

For the purpose of some rhythmical accompaniment I play the pre-recorded drums as saved on and downloaded from diskette. As far as the melodies are concerned I am equally regularly being influenced by classical music from the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Mahler and Sibelius, especially in the performances with Herbert Von Karajan as the orchestra’s conductor and in that respect the BBC-documentary “Ghosts Of The Past – The Making Of The Liverpool Oratorio” has naturally been for me very educative. I hope to write an Opera before I’m forty…..