Harry Perry

Live musician

2006 System Of A Down - guitar  

Personal information

Born on: 05.03.1952
Official website

Harry Perry, 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 20 miles daily and practising Kundalini yoga. On that same note, he is a non-smoking vegetarian.

He 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, and also appears in Serj Tankian's "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" music video.

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.

Most recently, Perry could be found playing the campground of the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival as well as the 2008 Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.
taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Perry