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Nick Harper

Mar 18th 2018 @ Empty Shop HQ

Durham, United Kingdom
I Was There
About Nick Harper
Folk, Singer/songwriter
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
4:30 PM
Empty Shop HQ
35C Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
Nick Harper, as many people will be aware is the son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper and having grown up surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour it is therefore not surprising that Nick became a musician himself. He has played guitar from the age of 10 and made his recording debut on his father's 1985 album Whatever Happened to Jugula? Nick's talent and energy understandably garnered attention from Roy's fans and it was almost inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right.

To call Nick an outstanding singer/songwriter could put his considerable guitar talent in the shade, and to call him an amazing guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. After 9 studio albums, a double live CD, 2 EPs and a rockumentary style DVD 'Love is Music' Nick's work is still as fresh and vital as that of his first solo release in 1994. Between albums Nick is known for touring with a vengeance - he's now appeared at Glastonbury six times.

A Nick Harper live show could be described as something of a wild-ride so when he comes to Empty Shop HQ expect biting political satire and personal introspection delivered with a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers he has made his own. He also has the alarming ability to break guitar strings almost by sheer force of will and then change them without dropping a beat.

'Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place.' - The Times

'If you've never seen Nick Harper live, you're missing out on one of the musical phenomenon's of our age.' - The Glasgow Herald

'Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjeman with a guitar'- Guitarist Magazine

'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.' - MOJO
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Fan Live Reviews
Hertford, United Kingdom@
Hertford Corn Exchange
March 17th 2018
Another great performance from Nick with a few oldies reworked in interesting ways plus a handfull of great tracks off of “lies lies lies” Entertaining as always with fantastic musicianship, great vocals and amusing banter. The venue was a little on the quiet side and not exactly packed - Maybe due to the potentially pending snow and less than ideal transport links.
December 16th 2017
Great gig ... just as expected! New material with the ‘kids’ was terrific .. a thoughtful perspective on the strange times in which we live, followed by some oldies which were ...well ... terrific!! Venue ok although ale selection not good.