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NICK HARPER



NICK HARPER

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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. 

After 10 studio albums, a double live CD, 2 EPs (including Instrumental, a stunning display of his guitar talents) 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 but as evidenced by his highly personal 2004 "family album" Blood Songs, he still has time to sing about the most important things in his world - family, friends, love and life.

In September 2019 Nick's 58 Fordwych Road show won the Hark Herald Award at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Here's a review of the show.



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