Sadly, the band is no more since the untimely passing of Brian “The Count” Harrison. Guilty Pleasures lived in the grey area between jazz and blues. Drawing from the earliest roots of jazz to jazz rock fusion, their repertoire extended from Jelly Roll Morton to Donald Fagen. The band featured Don Hardy on piano, organ, trumpet and vocals; Olaf DeShield on guitar and vocals; Brian Harrison, electric bass; and Mike Ferguson, drums. Here’s a couple of interviews Don gave.The first video came from a gig at the Central Bistro, a Vancouver club that is sadly no longer in business. The “Blue Side” interview features excerpts from a recording project and subsequent interview. “Jazz Spoken Here” is the conclusion of that interview.
Here’s what clients said about the band:
“Thanks for the music! It was instrumental in making the event a success!” Chef’s Table Society of B.C.
“Always great to have you play at Jazz Waves.” The Silk Purse
Caught live at Blue Light Studio performing Sister Sadie.
Andrew and Teresa Davies from sixdegreeslive caught Guilty Pleasures at the Silk Purse in June 2017. Here’s Thelonious Monk’s Well You Needn’t and Hogtown Blues and Blues of the Prairies from Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite.
On the funkier side of the tracks, here’s a Don Hardy original “B Funkin’ ” featuring Don at the Hammond organ.
B Funkin’ with Andrew Davies (bass) Michael Aioshi (guitar) and Doug Jang (drums)