Harvey Brindell took piano lesson at age eleven and got his first guitar for Christmas at age fifteen. That started him on his musical journey. But it wasn't until a buddy from L.A. that Harvey served with in the army, started teaching him to play blues that Harvey realized how much making music was a part of him. Since then he's played shows from Atlanta to Seattle and many places in-between. He's played at major blues venues, hundreds of small clubs, wineries, casinos, and festivals. He's been featured regularly at The Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Harvey has played shows with Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Shawn Holt and The Teardrops, Guitar Shorty, Bernard Allison, Mitch Kashmar, The 44s, Jimmy Thackery, Mike Zito, Smokin' Joe Kubik, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, JW Jones, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Sean Chambers, Corey Stevens, Davina & The Vagabonds, Mighty Joe Young, Trampled Under Foot, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colassal,and Deak Harp. His bands have also backed Chicago legends, Taildragger, Mary Lane, Martin Lang and Johnny Burgin when they were in his area and needed a back up band.
Harvey recently released his first album, Pennies On The Dollar, under his own name. He also recorded two CDs with The Honeyboy Turner Band, Preachin The Blues in 1994 and Billiard Playin' Mama in 2012. He wrote several songs that were included on each of those CDs. Both CDs sold well regionally. Both are currently out of print. One of Harv's songs, Blues For Omaha, was included on the Blues Society Of Omaha Compilation CD, Deeper Blue.
Harvey's album, Pennies On The Dollar, was nominated for a 2021 Blues Blast Magazine Award for Best Artist Debut Recording. Harvey was twice nominnated for Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award for Best New Act (2016, 2017) and twice nominated for OEAA (Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards) Best Blues Band Awards (2013, 2014).
When asked why he loves making music, Harvey says: "Life is stressful. I like doing what I can to help people have fun, relax, and have a good time"