Harry Fontana

Harry Fontana: Lonely Sun

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Artist: Harry Fontana

Artist: Harry Fontana
Title: Lonely Sun

Harry Fontana, a native of Helsinki, Finland, started his musical career at 7 years old. Inspired by the James Dean Movie 'Rebel Without a Cause', he formed his first professional band, The Thunderbirds, at 13. His second band, formed at age 15, The Billyboy Rockers appeared at public and private venues around Helsinki until 1989 when Harry signed his first recording contract with K-Tel International and formed his new band, The Blast to the Past. It was with this band that his first record was released. He first came to Nashville in 1992 where he formed the band Lonesome Train, which appeared at the Acuff Theater at Opryland in 1992. In 1994 he formed the Tennessee Toneboys, playing on Second Ave. On the street. After a short period of time, the crowds were large enough to necessitate the police blocking two lanes to make room. He was recruited off Second Ave. ^#^and invited to the United Artists building on Music Square to sign a contract with Heaven Spun Records. Also in 1994 he formed the Harry Fontana Rockabilly Trio in Helsinki for overseas tours, which released an EP with 'Confidential, 'Wildcat', 'Sweet Love On My Mind' and 'You Look That Good To Me' that same year. In 1998 Harry released his 'Rockabilly House' album from Colvert Brothers Records. In 2003 he was contacted by a charitable organization, 'The Pietarinkadun Oilers' to write a song, '3 X 20', for the international ice hockey team to played during the world ice hockey championships held in Helsinki. In 2006 he was invited to appear on the Johnny Cash tribute album 'Train of Love, A Tribute to Johnny Cash', contributing his version of 'Get Rhythm'. Most recently he was invited to open for swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Harry has played regular shows on Lower Broadway in Nashville at Roberts Western World, Laylas Bluegrass Inn and Wolfies on lower Broadway, as well as having appeared at World Famous Tooties Orchid Lounge, Legends, Blue Moon Saloon, as well a number of venues in Printers Alley, Second Ave. ^#^and all over Nashville. After 33 years in rockabilly, he has branched out, releasing 'Offbeat', his first venture in pop music. This eclectic new album features 10 original songs written over the past 20 years spanning multiple genera.

1.1 Lonely Sun
1.2 If I Fall in Love with You (Feat. Sammy Barret)
1.3 She Means Nothing to Me (Compared to You)
1.4 Holding You Back
1.5 Just to Make Sure
1.6 Sunday in Finland
1.7 Best Things in Life Are Free
1.8 An Affair to Remember
1.9 Depressed
1.10 Family Tree
1.11 Rosalie (Feat. Sammy Barret)
1.12 Suomalainen Sunnuntai

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