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Nick Harper

Feb 24th 2018 @ The Brunswick

Brighton, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
8:00 PM
The Brunswick
Brighton, United Kingdom
The Real Music Club is delighted to welcome back two superb artists to our second gig in February at The Brunswick.

Nick Harper

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 ten and being 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. 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 almost by sheer force of will and then change them without dropping a beat. For over a decade, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado.

"Dylan for the iPod generation . . . . . . Betjemen with a guitar - Guitarist UK

Bella Kardasis

Bella, who describes herself as a "purveyor of tappy-tappy-hitty-hitty guitary niceness", says "A while back, I got into percussive fingerstyle guitar playing and I began, effectively, to re-learn the guitar (and waved goodbye to the social life!) I've always had a 'thing' for textures and always wanted to stretch my instrument beyond its conventional uses, composing in this way has opened up a new door of creativity for me and I can see my music evolve each day".

With influences including Thomas Leeb, Newton Faulkner, Preston Reed, Kaki King, Don Ross, Erik Mongrain, The Shadow Orchestra, Yul Anderson, Thomas Newman, Pixar, Paulo Coelho, Hawaii, Richard Linklaker, Justin King, Seasick Steve, her friends and family (and random people on trains) and interests involving playing, creating, adventuring, interacting, reminiscing, laughing, travelling and chillin', this fascinating young artist is very welcome to our stage.

£8 advance/ conc - £10 otd