The Harlequins are a psychedelic soul-rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2007. The original lineup consisted of Michael Oliva on lead guitar and vocals, Alex Stenard on Bass and Todd Spice on Drums. Spice was replaced by Rob Stamler. The Harlequins were nominated for Best New Artist for the 2008 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, and have been selected to play at Cincinnati's MidPoint Music Festival for the past three years (2008-2010.) They also performed at several unofficial showcases at Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in 2010.