Harea Band is a Canadian soul, pop, and r&b group led by singer, composer, and performer Alex Harea. Raised by professional classical musicians and very successful music business entrepreneurs, Harea was immersed in everything music before he had taken his first steps or spoken his first words. His musical upbringing has greatly contributed to his success as a singer, composer, and performer.
Harea prides himself on weaving melody and harmony in a unique and interesting manner while still creating accessible music that gets stuck in your head for days. Harea Band’s music is no exception. The group is a collective of graduates from the Carleton University music department where each member studied jazz and composition and have mastered their respective instruments. The varied backgrounds of the musicians involved in this project come together to make the music special and unique.
Harea Band’s sound, which has been compared to Bruno Mars, Prince, and Jamiroquai, has garnered them performance slots at some of Ontario’s biggest music festivals such as Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa International Jazz Festival and Ottawa CityFolk Festival as well as numerous sold out performances in clubs across Ontario and Quebec. They’ve released two EP’s, two singles, and numerous music videos since 2014, all of which have furthered the band’s popularity across Canada and abroad. Their most recent single, Must be a Dream, produced by Eric “mixerman” Sarafin of Asheville N.C. has been added to rotation on CBC in Canada as well as being received quite well across all streaming platforms.
More recently, Harea has produced a smaller, three piece combo, rather than the usual six piece group that can be seen on stage in Canada, to take the band’s music across the pond and reach a larger audience in Europe in 2019.