Saturday, 10 January 2009
Harry Perry who is also known as Har Nar Singh, born March 5th 1952 in Detroit, is a Venice Beach boardwalk musician famous for playing an electric guitar on rollerblades while wearing a turban. He has released three CDs: Harry Perry Band's Video Commander, Skate Town Ball and Harry Perry's Greatest Hits Of The Millennium. He typically uses distortion effects and plays in a style reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix or Eddie Van Halen. He began playing on Venice Beach in 1974. He is dedicated to health and fitness, running twenty miles daily and practicing Kundalini yoga. He has made cameo appearances in the movies Fletch, Dragnet, White Men Can't Jump, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Gift and Point of No Return, Marching out of Time, as well as the television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Vengeance Unlimited. He also performed one song on the soundtrack to the movie Point of No Return. He made guest appearances with System of a Down during Ozzfest concerts of 2006. Perry and his partner Robert "Jingles" Newman were also instrumental in winning a California Court decision involving free speech rights of artists to earn their living as buskers in public places and the rights of artists to sell copies of their own original work.