Folk Bands and Artists
“The sheer weight of ideas in his music makes him irresistible and unstoppable. Harper the performer is a fearsome weapon. Phenomenal? You bet your life“ - Southern Reporter
“One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley“ - Mojo
For Nick Harper 2016 has been the most exciting year with a sell-out UK Spring tour supporting the third and final ´retrospective´ vinyl LP, with one box to unite them all. He is also sporting a new live album, ´Hark!´ – a recording of songs from his award-winning shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003. This winter Nick is on tour with a band for the first time in ten years. With no Nick Harper solo tour planned for 2017 these shows are sure to sell out early and round off this celebratory year in style.
Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father´s Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. Nick´s talent and energy entranced Roy´s fans and it was inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right. The 1994 EP ´Light at the End of the Kennel´ was swiftly followed by his powerful 1995 debut long player ´Seed´ prompting The Independent to describe him as “hugely talented“.
To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist´s guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs.
GIGS COMING UP
Live in UK
- Nick Harper; 58 Fordwych Road - (Rest of the UK)
Friday 26th April · 8:00PM · Farnham Maltings · Farnham · £15
Live in UK
- Live in Colchester - (Rest of the UK)
Friday 10th May · 7:30PM · Colchester Arts Centre · Colchester · £15