Harvest are Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute and have been touring around Ireland playing sell out shows to Neil Young fans since 2009. While tribute acts by definition aim to replicate the stage shows of their subjects, Harvest’s ambition is to reproduce the best of Neil Young’s back catalogue as faithfully as possible. From the power, control and intensity of Neil Young & Crazy Horse improvisations to the melody, beauty and tenderness of the solo acoustic material. As one fan put it, “Harvest play the songs that Neil doesn’t” – the hits and misses.
Harvest are a four piece with Dara Mulhern on vocals, rhythm guitar, and harmonica, Sean O’Leary on lead guitar and backing vocals, Peter White on bass and Conor McClusky on drums and backing vocals. They are sometimes joined by guests Paul Brennan on pedal steel guitar, and Alison Blood & Claire McCluskey on backing vocals.
Harvest have won fans far and wide, including Ian McNabb of Icicle Works (who recorded an album with half of Crazy Horse in the 90s). Ian joined Harvest on stage for a riot inducing rendition of “Rockin’ in the free world” at The Sugar Club in Dublin in June 2013 and immediately invited the band to perform in his home town of Liverpool.
A typical Harvest set includes passionate performances of favourites such as “Heart of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Out On The Weekend”, “Harvest Moon”, “The Needle And The Damage Done”, and incendiary versions of “Rockin’ In The Free World”, “Cortez The Killer”, “Down By The River”, “Cinnamon Girl” and “Like A Hurricane”, to name but a few.
If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.
Quote from fans…
“Neil Young fans – do not miss this band. They cover Neil Young’s music to perfection”
“Superb, and as a serious Neil Young fan, I don’t say that lightly”
“Best show I’ve been to in years”
“Amazing gig tonight…come back soon”
“Super gig….savage setlist“
“Harvest are stunning. An amazing experience”
“Even if you’re not a Neil Young fan, you have to see Harvest live. Blown away (like a hurricane)”
“Harvest play a blinder. Even better than the real thing”