Remi Harris is a Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Blues & Rock guitarist from the UK whose playing draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Led Zeppelin, Gerry Mulligan and Jimi Hendrix.
"Incredible guitarist… I'm absolutely blown away by his talent... He's an absolutely extraordinary musician... "
Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music
"Your playing is spectacular”
"Remi is a phenomenal player specialising in both Gypsy Jazz, and Blues guitar. He's a true master of both genres. His live performances have audiences totally mesmerised with his artistry, virtuosity, musicality, and deeply felt passion for his music"
Martin Taylor MBE
"a tremendously gifted player”
From the age of seven he has dedicated himself to a life of guitar playing, although it could be said that music chose him much earlier after his mother named him by the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale "Do-Re-Mi".
Since then his playing has taken him from busking on the streets of his local towns to performing at many prestigious venues and events around the world, including Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, as well as appearing on national radio and television.
Some of Remi's notable performances include...
BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum (Televised on BBC 4),
Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada,
Django Reinhardt Festival, Samois Sur Seine, France,
Django Festival, Oslo, Norway,
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia,
Hereford & Brecon Cathedral,
Jamie Cullum Show, BBC Radio 2,
Terry Wogan Show, BBC Radio 2,
Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio 2 with Jamie Cullum,
In Tune, BBC Radio 3,
"Remi Harris is an astounding player in many styles"
Guitar Techniques Magazine
Total Guitar Magazine
"one the country's very best Gypsy Jazz guitarists... an incredible display of melodic improvisation"
"a remarkable musician"
Remi listens to a diverse range of musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, classical, folk, pop, heavy metal, hop hop and electronic music. Drawing inspiration from his eclectic tastes in music has enabled him to develop a unique and versatile style of playing and composing. This is something that is reflected in his live shows where the audiences are often treated to a wide and varied mix of repertoire.
“seriously good... a player of skill and versatility"
In Tune, BBC Radio 3
"extraordinary guitar improv"
London Jazz News
"extraordinary guitar talent"
R2 Rock'n'Reel Magazine
"very good indeed"
"astonishingly talented guitarist"
Bebop Spoken Here
"superb dexterity, expert melodicism and a natural easiness for harmonic explorations"
"Ridiculous is about the only adjective that seems to fit Remi Harris' stupendous acoustic playing"
"superbly inventive soloing"
Digby Fairweather, Jazz Rag Magazine
"players like Remi are few and far between"
Remi has been supported by
BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Foundation