Harold Payne is a Multi-platinum songwriter and master improviser, who combines prepared customized material and “on the spot” songs to create a pinnacle moment for concerts, special events and conferences that entertain, inspire and involve the audience.
Although a major part of Harold Payne’s career has involved songwriting, he has maintained a performance schedule over several decades that averages 200 plus dates per year. Harold has played just about every imaginable venue… from amphitheaters, festivals & Houses of Blues to corporate events, Houses of worship & House concerts. He has opened for the likes of Van Morrison, Kenny Loggins, & Hawaiian legend “Iz” (Israel Kamakawiwo`ole). In 2001 he launched the Power of Positive Music® series which led him to performing with motivational speakers like Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen, and at conferences and positive music events. He often uses his uncanny gift for spontaneity to create recap songs of talks just presented and custom material for various tributes, “team building” and leadership activities to help make these events more entertaining and interactive while still imparting important content. His performances are soulful, heartfelt and humorous and he plays both solo and with the group Gravity 180.
Making of “The Bravest Man in the Universe”
interview with Harold Payne, Bobby Womack, Richard Russell and Damon Albarn
Read the article in ECHOS MAGAZINE June 2012
No Payne No Gain" op ed news piece by Meryl Ann Butler
"Nowadays, Payne's goal is to leave his audiences happier than he found them, noting, 'My mission is to touch people's lives in a positive way and to use my gifts for good--and for good fun…'"