Harant is a true artist at heart who comes from a very diverse musical background. The Canadian guitarist grew up listening to different flavors of music; an inspiration that sought him through since his childhood. The inspiration started at home with his grandfather on violin and his father on violin and oud. At age six he was deeply moved when he heard a record from Spain of Werner Muller (gypsy tango) and Astor Piazzolla. His exposure to the different music genres got him interested in playing keyboard and bass, as influenced by new age music and the likes of Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis.
In his teen years, His taste in music changed to the heavier sounds of hard rock, Instrumental guitar and heavy metal. While still being a huge fan of all other types of pop, folk and classical music, he could not escape the gravity and the soulfulness of the guitar. That’s when he found his true passion, and everything else is history in the making.
Harant spent years practicing his playing with determination, countless hours and hard work to master his skill. He has been writing music for a long time but because he is so dedicated to his craft, he finally decided to release his work as a fine work of art, for each written song is meant to be a musical masterpiece, that tells a story so transparent to every listener. His perfectionism and dedication caught the attention of many when some of his demos were posted online. It also caught the attention of keyboard maestro Derek Sherinian, who decided to collaborate with him on his first album “Unleashed’, an album which will quiver your core.
The tireless musician is continuously working on new material…so be sure to keep an ear out!
“If his debut album is any indication of things to come, the Canadian guitarist is well on his way to reaching the top of the instrumental guitar world, and most likely sooner than later.” MATTHEW WARNOCK – Chief for Guitar International Magazine.
“This level of musicianship and patience with his compositions makes the guitarist stand out from his peers, and is one of the main reasons that the album as a whole is so successful.” MATTHEW WARNOCK – Director of Guitar Studies at Western Illinois University.
“Harants’s creativity and modesty in his riffs are reminiscent of Steve Vai, a claim any rock aficionado should appreciate.” IAN WISE – ReviewYou Writer