Melbourne-based guitarist and composer, Harry Tinney, is quickly establishing a name for himself as part of the improvised music scene. In just over three years in Melbourne, he has played in the bands of notable Australian jazz exponents Barney Mcall, Julien Wilson, Robert Burke and Tony Gould. Harry played on Barney Mcall’s vinyl launch of his acclaimed album titled “Mother of Dreams and Secrets”, as well as the CD launch for Mcall’s “Zephryix” suite.
Harry was awarded the Allan Zavod Composition Prize in 2018, the Zelman Cowen School of Music Bornstein Jazz Guitar Prize in 2019, and the title of “best third-year student in music specialist study” in 2019. Harry regularly performs as sideman and leader at many of the prestigious jazz venues the city of Melbourne has to offer. Harry held a two-year residency at the Moat Bar in the CBD with his guitar trio, and curated a weekly duo project at Spencer & Co Provedore in Carlton in 2018. Harry’s four-piece band has completed two east coast tours in December 2018, and November 2019 respectively, playing shows ACT, NSW, VIC and QLD. The music composed for and performed during this tour was recorded at Pughouse studios in Melbourne July 2019. Harry’s debut album as leader entitled “KINGSNAKE” was released in November 2019.