|Genres||Soul, funk, blues, rock, progressive rock|
|Instruments||bass guitar, guitar, vocals|
|Website||Harry Brus' official website|
Harry Brus (born April 1949, in Graz, Austria) is an Australian bass player and guitarist, best known for his work with Matt Finish, Kevin Borich, Renée Geyer, Australian Crawl, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson and Billy Thorpe.
Thredbo Blues Festival describes Harry Brus as "a unique stylist" and he is widely recognized as "a powerful and sensitive player" with "tons of credibility".
In 1965, Brus' band The Amazons signed a record deal with Festival subsidiary Leedon Records and since then he has continued to work as a professional musician. Another band member of The Amazons also included John Cave.
In 1967, he played lead guitar with pop idol Johnny Young and later joined Tony Gaha and The in People, featuring Ron Barry and Janice Slater. During this period he was recruited for the original lineup of The Dave Miller Set but left the band soon after it formed.
In the late sixties, Brus teamed up with Geoff Oakes playing soul music.
This was followed by stints with Blackfeather, Dave Miller Set, Ross Wilson, Little Sammy and The in People, Birth, Hunger, Mother Earth, The Bobby Gebert Trio, Fender Benders, Foreday Riders, Duffhead, The Healers, Phil Jones and The Unknown Blues Band.
In the late 1970s, Brus joined the Barry Leef Band, featuring guitarist Stevie Housden, and they had a residency at the Musicians Club in Sydney for two years.
During the nineties, Brus toured and recorded with Kevin Borich, Renée Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Billy Thorpe, Brian Cadd and was bass guitarist in the house band on the highly successful Long Way to the Top tour and album.
- Fender precision bass guitar
- Spector bass guitar
- Fender Rhodes electric piano
- 1966 The Amazons / Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby b/w You’d Better Mind
- 1967 Dave Miller Set / Why? Why? Why? b/w Hard Hard Year
- 1968 Dave Miller Set / Hope b/w Having A Party and Let's Get Together" b/w A Bread and Butter Day
- 1968 Dave Miller Set / Dave Miller Set EP
- 1970 Jeff St John and the Copperwine / Teach Me How To Fly
- 1971 Wendy Saddington and Copperwine / Live at Wallacia
- 1973 Renée Geyer with Mother Earth / Renée Geyer
- 1979 Kevin Borich / Australian Guitar Compilation
- 1985 Australian Crawl / Between a Rock and a Hard Place
- 1986 Renée Geyer / Live at the Basement
- 1993 Renée Geyer / Seven Deadly Sins (ABC TV mini-series soundtrack)
- 1998 Kevin Borich / Heart Starter
- 2001 Russell Morris / Gimme Ted live DVD
- 2001 Renée Geyer / Women at the Well - Songs of Paul Kelly
- 2002 Various Artists / Long Way to the Top Australian tour CD and DVD
- 2004 Kevin Borich / Nomad
- 2005 Jimmy Barnes / Double Happiness
- 2006 James Southwell Band / Dark Angel
- 2006 Leo Sayer / Live in Melbourne
- 2008 Matt Finish / 1978 - 2008
- 2009 Matt Finish / New Frontier
- "Matt Finish website". Myspace.com. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Kevin Borich website". Kevinborich1.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Renée Geyer credits". Hem.passagen.se. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- Mark Gibson. "Australian Crawl Australian Music History database". Australianmusichistory.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Leo Sayer". The Harbour Agency. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Harry Brus credits". Hem.passagen.se. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Jimmy Barnes listing at passagen". Hem.passagen.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Ross Wilson article". Milesago.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- Thredbo Blues Festival Archived 6 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Thredbo Blues Festival review". Australianbluesfestival.com.au. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Wendy Saddington, Jeff St John". Wendysaddingtonfantribute.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Wendy Saddington tribute". Wendysaddingtonfantribute.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Blackfeather article". Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Renee Geyer - passagen listing". Hem.passagen.se. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- Harry Brus on MySpace
- What's On Central Coast gig and CD reviews
- Thredbo Blues Festival
- Harry Brus video
- on YouTube
- on YouTube at John Prior's Unity Gain Studios in Sydney
- Blackfeather article at the Wayback Machine (archived 27 October 2009)
- Australian Crawl Australian Music History database