Bernard "BHarv" Harvey

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Bernard "Harv" Harvey
Birth name Bernard Harvey
Born (1985-08-17) August 17, 1985 (age 32)
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Genres Contemporary R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Gospel Electronic Dance Music
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Universal Music Publishing Group

Bernard “Harv” Harvey (born August 17, 1985) is an American music producer, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist [1] based in Atlanta, Georgia that has produced highly acclaimed work for major recording artists such as Justin Bieber, Sevyn Streeter, Cherish (group), Brenda Mada, Kandi Burruss, Gucci Mane and Eminem

Early years[edit]

Bernard "Harv" Harvey was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. BHarv was introduced to the musical arts at the young age of nine, and began playing the bass by age twelve. BHarv attended J.C. Harmon High School where his love for music elevated joining the marching band, jazz band and playing different types of music all around the city. Throughout his life he was taught to play the piano, guitar, drums, trombone, and even the tuba. Yet, BHarv is best known for his mastery of the bass.

In 2003, Harv's exceptional talent on the bass became recognized on a merit-based level and landed him a scholarship at Alabama State University where he obtained a degree in Music Technology. He began playing in church and local bands ultimately sharpening his musical ear, which led him to expanding his interest in production. With music flowing in his blood he was enticed with the aspects of production and decided to capitalize on his talents in Atlanta, Georgia working day in and day out on compositions.

As Harv began making connections in Atlanta in 2007, he quickly established a friendship with Grammy-winning producer Shondrae Bangladesh Crawford. Harv played bass guitar on a few major placements produced by his friend "Bangladesh" such as "Lemonade" by Gucci and "A Kiss" by Eminem.

In 2010, Harv hit the road playing the bass for Scooter Braun's artist, Justin Bieber. After catching wind that Harv also produced music, Scooter expressed his interest in signing Harv as a producer to publishing company. Harv signed his first publishing deal with Sheba and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) in 2011 and is continually building his catalog and growing his production company.[2]

In 2012, Harv became an artist under Scooter Braun's management joining an array of other internationally known artists and producers.

Album placements[edit]

Artist Album/Song Credit
2011
Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe[3][4] Composer, producer
Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith Happy New Years Producer
2012
Justin Bieber Believe: "Just Like Them (Deluxe), "Fairytale" (Spotify) Composer, producer
Kandi Burruss '"Be Alright" (used in Kandi Factory pilot) Producer
Legaci Driven: "All Because of You" Composer, producer
2016
Sevyn Streeter "Before I Do" (Girl Disrupted) Composer, producer
2017
Sevyn Streeter "Peace Sign" (featuring Dave East) (Girl Disrupted) Composer, producer
Brenda Mada '"House Party" Producer

Bass guitarist[edit]

Artist Song Album
2005
Lil' Kim "Get Yours" The Naked Truth
2009
Gucci Mane "Lemonade" The State vs. Radric Davis[5]
2010
Eminem "A Kiss" Bad Meets Evil
2011
Justin Bieber "Overboard" featuring Miley Cyrus Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Soundtrack

Concert tours[edit]

Artist Year Role
Avant 2009 Bass Guitar
Priscilla Renea 2009 Bass Guitar
Heads of State 2011 Bass Guitar
Justin Bieber 2010–2015 Bass Guitar
Justin Bieber 2016–present Music Director & Bass Guitar

Film & TV placements[edit]

Movie features[edit]

Television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard Harvey"[permanent dead link] AlbumCredits.com profile. Retrieved 27 August 2012
  2. ^ Harvey, Bernard. "Universal Music Publishing Group - Bio". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ ''Under the Mistletoe"[permanent dead link] AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012
  4. ^ "Under the Mistletoe (Deluxe Edition)"[permanent dead link] AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved 26 August 2012
  5. ^ "Lemonade"[permanent dead link] AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved 26 August 2012
  6. ^ Harvey, Bernard. "Spector Bass Artist Performs with Justin Bieber and Mary J. Blige on The View". Retrieved 21 September 2012.