Harry Liu made his foray into the singer-songwriter scene with the release of his 2017 debut album Ninth Street. It combined the acoustic pop feel of what he knew and loved over the years with spots of folk, hints of inspiration from artists like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Gabe Bondoc, and splashes of blues and rock. Songs like Love Ray (feat. Wei Yan) and Hello Friend showcase Harry's flexibility and versatility as an artist and Comfort and Weight hearken back to the mellow, acoustic roots that propelled his music career to where it is now.
Born in Castro Valley, California and raised in nearby Fremont, Harry started playing music at the age of five with his first instrument, the violin. His fingers (ironically) grew tired of fretting the strings and he switched from violin to piano and finally trumpet. Harry played trumpet in his junior high and high school concert band until he stumbled upon the acoustic guitar between seventh and eighth grade. From there, he never looked back.
Growing up, his biggest influences were Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Relient K, Augustana, Sherwood, Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc and more. As Harry played the acoustic guitar and learned on his own, he discovered the direction that his passions were leading him towards. He bought an electric guitar at the age of 15 and started learning many of John Mayer's licks and solos, particularly starting with the track Belief.
Harry is still continuing to pursue his passion in music today with live performances and songwriting.