We continue to be based in Florianopolis, Brazil once again for the winter months till early May and will be bringing you Musical Wellness through our online presence. 

NEW SERVICE, NEW SERVICE, we are now recording live interviews, chats and launching them on line as PODCASTS for you to promote your event. See BARE BONES STUDIO for more info.  

Stay tuned for new music, concerts and programing for the elderly and special needs folks.

Let us help you keep the music alive by signing up for online guitar or ukulele lessons -  read on for details.

Nigel 

March 2024

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UPCOMING CONCERTS IN FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL

Previous events

Do you like getting together to sing with friends? Are you looking for a FUN activity to do next Saturday night? Then come out to our British Invasion Sing-Along in the OCA at Caapora restaurant in Campeche, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

Songsheets will be provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP at musicalwellness. com/contact

Cash only

Bring a chair and see you there!

Take a lunch break and enjoy the delights of fresh vegan food and Nigel's eclectic mix of music from 60's-70's and 80's. Originally from Liverpool, England Nigel has lived in Canada for the past 43 years. Don't miss this fun opportunity to sing along to your old favorites in the beautiful outdoor garden setting that Caapora offers. This is a non-ticketed event but please feel free to offer donations - always encouraged!

Come check out the sounds of a live jam in a typical Brasillian bar featuring several solo artists and bands offering a range of music including classic rock, contemporary pop, reggae and of course the music of Brasil. Weekly event, usually no cover charge but on occasion yes. Check here for future details.

An evening with singer/songwriter Nigel E. Harris

TBA, Ottawa. Ontario

My Music, My Life, My Message is an intimate evening of stories, sharings and music garnered from a lifetime of travelling and culture tasting from around the world. Nigel delivers an eclectic bag of tunes spanning many genres. Be prepared to laugh, singalong and be moved by the positive uplifting vibe. Donations welcomed

My Music, My Life, My Message is an intimate evening of stories, sharings and music garnered from a lifetime of travelling and culture tasting from around the world. Nigel delivers an eclectic bag of tunes spanning many genres. Be prepared to laugh, singalong and be moved by the positive uplifting vibe. Donations welcomed

Open Mic Jam in private home

TBA Tavares, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil, Florianopolis

We will be participating in a local musical 'jam' to share and make beautiful music and absorb some new Brazilian rhythms!

LIVE @ 'THE BRIDGE' - An Evening With Singer/Songwriter - NIGEL E. HARRIS

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The Bridge Public House , 1 Donald St, Ottawa

Seeing the Fab 4 as an impressionable 10-year-old in my seaside hometown near Liverpool, was easily the most powerful early influence to my music. Also, the intoxicating sounds that filled our house when my step-sister and her hip friend sang and played, and later on tearing up church halls with my band's blistering blues and rock, idolizing Hendrix and Clapton, catapulted me out of my humdrum British existence and into my adolescent rebelliousness.

For years I made a living as an engineer until mid-life when I realized how spiritually dead I felt. I went back to school and followed my dream to create 'live' music in therapeutic settings, where I experienced the transformational power of music every day.

So how does this all relate to my live gigs? My music is how I express my gratitude for the simple things in life. The genres I write in span between rock and children's songs, with blues, indie, and pop in between. You can expect an evening of classics and originals on guitar and ukulele with a smattering of Liverpool wit and storytelling that will melt away the winter blues.

SAVE THE DATE... & bring a friend!

North of England-born, Nigel's guitar and ukulele skills, soul-fueled voice and deft song craft have garnered local acclaim around the Ottawa area. His 2012 original album release 'Evolutions, Revelations and Illusions' was well received. Nigel continues to release singles online through CDbaby, with new material due out June 2021.

He runs 'Musical Wellness' (musicalwellness.com) which he attests creates 'love made visible', the positive energy shift visible available for audiences through the power of music. These days, he gives daily virtual concerts to the special needs community and teaches ukulele and guitar to his devoted students throughout Canada.

Nigel returns to 'The Bridge' for an evening of eclectic music on guitar, ukulele and cavaquinho, delivering his usual humorous onstage banter.

NO COVER CHARGE - CDs and Ukuleles for Sale

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TESTIMONIALS

Audio Recording at Bare Bones Studios
 

I wanted to do something special for my daughter’s 19th Birthday.  My father passed away many years ago but I’ve always regretted the fact that I never recorded his voice because at certain times, in certain moods, I would dearly love to hear it.  I very much enjoy singing certain songs with and to my daughter, so I decided to record a few as a keepsake in case she ever wanted to hear my voice.  Being a father himself, Nigel knew exactly what I wanted and made the whole process simple and fun during a half day recording session at his Bare Bones Studio.  My daughter loves this gift.  Thanks, Nige, for helping make love live…forever!

~George Dutch~


-Live Family Events-

It was a lovely party and your music delightful and your ability to engage with both children and parents quite special. Everyone reported having a great time, so happy to be able to bring people together in these times for a gentle, unifying and nourishing few hours.  Thanks so much for your performance and presence.

~Daniel Tigner~

 

~ Choirs for people with dementia and their caregivers ~

I have seen the marked change, within those participants with Dementia, each time Nigel has introduced percussion instruments into our Mind & Song sessions.

The regular 4/4 beat of the drum seems to ground us, to it is added any other form of percussion instrument to which we spontaneously respond with body movements, dancing, singing, clapping, and laughter. Everyone has a free-flowing, enjoyable time.
 
Nigel is the catalyst that makes it all work.   
 

Thanks for the experience 😊
~Harlene Walker~

 

Drumming Circles

I just wanted to let you know that the drumming circle was a HUGE hit! Everybody got into it right away. The most AMAZING part was watching Joe (not real name). We definitely saw a progression of the disease (in him) over the past few months resulting in increasing difficulty following directions. However, today at the drumming circle, we gave him some of the big shakers (I don't remember the correct terminology for them) and he got so into it that he stood up and started dancing around the circle. It was truly heartwarming to see him be so lively! 
 
Nigel did such an INCREDIBLE job! I definitely think drumming circles need to be incorporated in the fall!
Have a great week everyone! :)
 
- Miriam Goubran~

 

Professional Endorsements

I want to say again how lovely it was to meet you and to learn of the wonderful work that you are doing. You must be touching so many people in so many ways. I can't tell you how much my parents enjoy your sessions and every Saturday my mom calls me to talk of the songs sung at the Minds in Song programme. 
 
My research focuses very much on trying to understand what causes cardiovascular disease and small vessel disease of the brain. I think its really important to maintain ‘healthy vessels’ - because damaged vessels affect all organs, including the heart, kidney, brain, leading to heart attacks and failure. Kidney failure and stroke/dementia. A good way to maintain healthy vessels is exercise, no smoking and a healthy lifestyle – perhaps singing and music too!
 
Would you mind if I shared your website with the Alzheimers Society in the UK? Your good work could be further enjoyed by many in this part of the world too.
 
Please continue your fantastic work. Again, I cant stress how precious your contributions are – to the most vulnerable of people
 

~Professor Rhian M. Touyz~

President, International Society of Hypertension

British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre

 

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