Harry H. McLoud Music Biz Bio

As a young teenager in Dayton, OH, Harry McLoud saw The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1963 and became smitten with the electric guitar. This began a career in the Music Business in a variety of roles including producer/songwriter/guitarist, road manager, personal manager and public relations rep. After performing with local groups while in high school for dances and talent shows, he attended Central State University (Wilberforce OH), appearing with numerous bands. In his freshman year, one such band The Brute Force became the opening act on a Midwest tour for legendary jazz flutist Herbie Mann

After receiving his BS Degree in Business Management & Administration, Harry became affiliated with many music groups: The Overnite Low Show Band (which became SUN), Dayton, Shadow, Faze-O, The Ohio Players and The Commodores. One of his roles was as road manager for TV & Film star Dorian Harewood (Roots, The Jesse Owens Story, Full Metal Jacket). Dorian was the opening act for The Four Tops on their European tour. He had just released his debut album which showcased his singing skills.

In 2000, Harry became a staff member of the newly-created Dayton Bureau of Cultural Affairs as its Program & Promotions Specialist. There he created, hosted and produced his own TV show “The Promising Young Stars Jazz Series” for 3 years which showcased local area high school bands playing traditional jazz. It was a favorite program on the City Of Dayton’s government television station.

Since relocating to Atlanta in 2007, Harry continues to be involved in music. A few years ago he recorded a CD with his co-writer & longtime friend Clarence “Chet” Willis (The Ohio Players) entitled "The C-Dub Project". The CD garnered fans in the US as well as in Brazil, Australia, The Netherlands, Spain, the UK, Portugal and France.