Vocalist Paul Vallis is the founding member and heart and soul of Bleeding Harp. Paul's harmonica playing leaves harp enthusiasts' jaws on the floor and his sultry blues laced vocal stylings also add to Bleeding Harp's unique sound. Paul's harp style is the best of old and new, traditional phrases followed by modern sounds and riffs put him on the cutting edge of the instrument's capabilities.

Guitarist Jeff Marshall has been a member of Bleeding Harp for more than a decade. Jeff has toured with a number of national artists including The Alan PaBo Bice, Tod Howarth and country artist Rick Monroe and is currently a guitar instructor at the prestegious Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Jeff's blazing guitar style echoes the classics while adding a modern blues-rock edge.

Guitar phenom Jeff Kollman has toured with many national and international artists including Glenn Hughes, Michael Schenker, Asia, and is also a member of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith's side band, The Bombastic Meatbats. Jeff is well-known throughout the world for 6-string prowess and is a welcome addition to the rockin' Bleeding Harp sound. 

Kevin Chown is a world-class bassist having toured with many national and international artists including Tony McAlpine, Paul Gilbert, Sebastian Bach, Tarja Turunen and is currently the bassist in Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith's side band, The Bombastic Meatbats. Kevin's contribution to Bleeding Harp's groove is a big part of the band's overall sound.

Lao Tizer handles the piano and organ duty for the group. Lao is a former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee. His award-winning solo band, TIZER, a well-known staple in both the jazz and world music communities, has been touring and playing festivals worldwide. Lao brings a harmonic depth to Bleeding Harp, adding soulful  dimension and dynamics to the band's sound. 

Drummer and NYC native Andy Sanesi brings a long list of credits as both a session player and a member of groups including Johnny Rivers, Conan O’Brien’s band leader Jimmy Vivino and is a currently keeping time for beloved 80's band, Missing Persons.

Paul Vallis
Jeff Marshall
Jeff Kollman
Kevin Chown
Lao Tizer
Andy Sanesi

LA's most brilliant blues band!

-Joe Dolan

Saw them at Lake Mission Viejo on Saturday night and they rocked! Frankly sounded better than Lou Gramm who they opened for. 

-Jeff Lyskoski

Saw you last night at the Brea Jazz Festival. You blew me guys are "World Class".

-Richard Roman

I was one of the many amazed people that were lucky enough to discover Bleeding Harp at the OC Marketplace 'Battle of the Blues Harps'. I was blown away by the technical ability and the sheer tightness of the band - awesome!

-Mike Myers

Vallis and Marshall fog the windows with the steam that escapes from their instruments. Together, the band members give their audience a complete program that's filled with contemporary hues and rollicking blues.
-Southland Blues Magazine

Breaking Me Down - Official Music Video
Live at Ireland's 32

BLEEDING HARP is a trailblazing, rockin’ blues band fusing the deep history of the blues with modern influences of Rock, Jam, and Southern Rock to create a sound all their own.


Whether they’re playing a blues standard or one of their many high-octane originals, the band puts its own unique sound and stamp on the blues while featuring an array of blazing soloists that will leave any audience entertained and wanting more.

Bleeding Harp is available in various acoustic and electric configurations (duo to six-piece) to meet your programming and budgetary needs.

BLEEDING HARP - 2018 Promo Video
Behind the Scenes with Bleeding Harp at The Music Chamber (Paul Vallis Interview)
  • Opened for BB King at Golem Blues Festival

  • Opened for Lou Gramm at Lake Mission Viejo Concert Series

  • Headlined at Brea Jazz Festival

  • Catalina Island Blues Festival

  • Headlined at Brew at the Zoo at Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert, CA

  • Headlined at Southern California Blues Society Concert Series



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General Inquiries: 

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Bleeding Harp will be touring to support their forthcoming 2017 album. Please contact us for availability.