Phillip Nolan was a regular member of a band that backed up ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Photo: CP)He was also one of three regular members of Herringbone, a Celtic folk band that backed up then-prime minister Harper, who played keyboard and sang in live performances in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. At the time of Nolan's arrest, Harper's office expressed shock at the news. Harper had known Nolan and the other band members for years; they played at the prime minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive. They also played together at the National Arts Centre in 2009, when Harper made his unexpected musical debut. The band's website said Nolan had been involved in the music industry since getting a bachelor of music degree from Queens University in 1994. He worked in musical theatre, both as a musician and as an actor, dancer and singer. He also directed award-winning school bands.
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