Harlano is a soulful vocalist, a talented musician who plays several instruments, an accomplished songwriter and a producer for many of the UK's top independent artists. He is also the founder of CK Gospel Choir, CK Band and HW Records. He continues to work across the globe, and he combines his creative drive with an inspirational work ethic, and a determination for success.
Throughout his career, Harlano has seen himself paired with some of the greatest recording artists the industry has to offer. He has toured and performed backing vocals for Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Craig David, Lulu, Josh Groban, Fergie, Peter Andre, Just Jack, Robin Gibb, Labrinth, and Aloe Blacc. Harlano is also an accomplished keys player and has toured and played piano for Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Leona Lewis and made several appearances as resident pianist on the X Factor UK.
Harlano is also known for hosting several Live music events. He started out as the host of ‘Sintillate Live’ (Sintillate, winners of the London Club and Bar awards www.sintillate.co.uk). This night saw Harlano mix with the Crème de la Crème of the music industry such as Destiny's Child, LA Reid, Nas, Kelis, Pink, Keith Sweat, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Blue, Atomic Kitten, N-sync, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Taio Cruz,and Westlife. Harlano then moved onto hosting UK Soul Jame at the Jazz café with Adeola Shyllon and Paul Aaaron. With his group, CK Band, these sold out shows featured acts such as Marsha Ambrosius, Terri Walker, Lenny Henry, N’dambi, Foreign Exchange, Dwele, Omar, General levy, Heidi Vogal and many more.
Harlano is currently the Director and founder of CK Gospel Choir (www.ckgospelchoir.com) and CK Band. After their appearance on TV talent show “Must be the Music”, CK Gospel Choir have gone on to be described as one of the most exciting and Dynamic gospel based acts in the UK and continue to tour the UK and Europe. CK Band provide musicians for high-quality corporate events.
Harlano is currently also managing and producing many new acts for UK record labels.
In 2007, Harlano released his debut album "WhoIsHarlano??". This album features cameo's from John Henry Johnson, Daryll Swann (Macy Gray), Blackmoth, Natasha Panas, Greg Hubbard, Chas Chappell and Gus LG Hall and see's Harlano create his own "Latin Soul" sound by fusing latin beats, with infectious soulful melody's and grooves. This album was extremely popular and sold well in UK and USA.
Harlano second solo album is "Harlano2: Love-Soul-Music" Produced by Harlano himself, this album is a wonderful collection of Soul songs, with flavours of Latin, Pop and Funk music thrown into the mix. This album features live musicians from CK Band (www.ckband.com) as well as a host of cameo appearances from Elisha Laverne, Louise Golbey, The Blackmoth. Greg Hubbard and CK Gospel Choir. Co-produced by Kat Deal and mixed for headphones, this in a new school album with old school values.