Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Carly Simon, Hall & Oates,
Michael McDonald, Madonna, Toto, James Taylor, Keith Urban and numerous others.
Born in Harrison, NY, Harry was inspired at an early age by his uncle Eddie Julian, a noted Big Band drummer. He was raised in the same metro New York neighborhood as successful drummers, Rick and Jerry Marotta. As a high school student, McCarthy played drums with several New York City-area bands. In 1989, he established Drum Paradise Los Angeles, with partner Jeff Chonis. Clients included Ringo Starr, Kenny Aronoff, John Robinson, Simon Phillips, Harvey Mason, Dave Weckl, Tris Imboden, Luis Conte and many others. Throughout the late 80's and early 1990's, Harry toured extensively with many high profile acts. In 1994, McCarthy relocated his family, wife, Jodie, and daughter, Sydney, to Nashville, TN. He there established Drum Paradise Nashville, Inc. Throughout his career, McCarthy has assisted legendary drummers, including Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Don Henley, Rick Marotta, Jerry Marotta, Max Weinberg, Richie Hayward, Bernard Purdie, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jim Keltner, Mitch Mitchell and many others.
He has successfully been in business in Nashville for over 20 years. When he is not touring with Keith Urban, Harry's latest venture is The Drum Pad- a new teaching facility for drummers of any age or skill level.