Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Roly Platt

For more than 45 years, harmonica virtuoso Roly Platt has built his reputation playing in Canada's live music scene and as a studio musician in the Toronto and international recording world.

Roly has toured and recorded with many greats, including: David Clayton-Thomas, Ronnie Hawkins, Matt Minglewood, Susan Aglukark, Dutch Mason, Rick Fines, Suzie Vinnick.

His distinctive sound has been recorded on over 1,500 songs, movies and jngles and has led to his Double Platinum, Gold and Juno Award-winning album credits.

A small sample of Roly's commercial sessions include: Toronto Blue Jays, The Ron James Show (CBC), Tim Hortons, Labatt, Berenstain Bears, Frankilin the Turtle, Stars on Ice, Budweiser, McDonald's and soundtrack for Bollywood mega-hit film - "Delhi Belly"

2014 saw the release of Roly's first solo album, "Inside Out" which continues to garner international acclaim.

Multiple Maple Blues Award "Harmonical Player of the Year" nominations.

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