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NICK HARPER

20th November at 8pm
Tickets £12.50
Box Office: 01905 611427
www.huntingdonhall.co.uk

 

Son of the legendary singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was always destined to be one of the great British acoustic performers. 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. And then there is the wild ride that is one of his live shows...

With his heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado, Nick has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike for well over a decade, performing his own compositions as well as well-loved covers very much made his own, from Jeff Buckley and Led Zeppelin to Monty Python and Public Enemy.

Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and been 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 LP Seed, prompting The Independent to describe him as "hugely talented".

In 1996 Nick met Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook. Tilbrook was so impressed that he offered Nick a job playing with and supporting Squeeze and promptly signed Nick to his own label, Quixotic Records. Following tours in the UK, USA and Japan, Nick recorded the 1998 album Smithereens with Tilbrook as producer. This album and subsequent 40 date solo tour confirmed Nick as a formidable talent in his own right.

This incredibly talented artist continues to go from strength to strength. Don’t miss his appearance at Huntingdon Hall this autumn.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427