Performing: Nick Harper
Doors Open: 7:00PM
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Nick Harper is a force of nature; a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter who manages to generate the sort of live power usually associated with a huge band from just himself and acoustic guitar.
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, Nick made his recording debut on his father's ‘Whatever Happened to Jugula?’ in 1985.
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. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows - from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers he makes his own - he takes on Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy (yes, on an acoustic guitar!). He also has the alarming ability to break guitar strings then change them without dropping a beat! For two decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado.
‘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
‘If you've never seen [Harper] live, you're missing out on one of the musical phenomenons of our age.’ - Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald
‘Nick Harper is a force of nature… 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