One of the UK’s best kept musical secrets: Nick Harper returns to Ramsgate for another sublime show…
Described by Guitar Magazine as the ‘Acoustic Hendrix’, the story of Nick Harper is one to behold. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.
“That boy is too good!” – Bert Jansch
For over two decades, Nick Harper has been dazzling audiences, reviewers & fellow artists alike with his heady
mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship & sheer bravado. An imagination bursting with ideas has seen Nick release 11 solo albums to critical acclaim, earning a Number 1 spot in the charts with the seminal hit ‘Blue Sky Thinking’.
In 2019 Nick embraced his legacy and extensively toured the UK with the award-winning show, 58 Fordwych Road. It centred around a living room in a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid 1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper & his wife Mocy. The flat was an after hours hang-out for the legends who played at Les Cousins in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ sixties London. People like Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny & others dropped in, to drop out, jam & try new tunes. But, all along, there was someone else there… a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music & absorbing the vibe; Roy’s young son, Nick Harper. This heart-warming show that saw Nick play renditions of the great’s masterpieces and was a rare opportunity for fans to hear Nick perform his father’s material –– needless to say it was fiercely endorsed by his fans.
“He deserves to become a major figure in his own right” — The Guardian
“One of the finest guitarists of his generation” — Mojo
“Harper has so much musicianship in him it just leaks out all over the place” — The Times