Friday 8 November 2013 at 7:30pm
11, Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 839 8726
Son of the legendary singer-songwriter Roy, Nick Harper was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and, 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’.
After the success of seventh studio album The Last Guitar, Nick has again teamed up with Tchad Blake to produce a classic recording, Riven. Nick also calls on old friends Jeremy Stacey (‘Blood Songs’), Ben Jones (‘Harperspace’) Jon leveller (‘Blood Songs’) Jakko Jakksyk and his daughter Lily to add to his own performances. Nick has also found time to play on new recordings with Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson this year, via his sixth appearance at Glastonbury.
‘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
‘With this amount of melodic and sonic ingenuity, Nick Harper could be dubbed “the new Beck” – but that would be a bigger compliment to Mr Hansen than it would be to Harper’ – Guitar
Support comes from St Helens-based singer-songwriter Mark Wilson.
This show takes place at The Kings Arms, one of our favourite small venues in town. It’s a great independent theatre and arts hub, which also happens to be one of the best real ale pubs around, and is just a five-minute walk from Deansgate, just down Bridge Street.
Price: £10 adv
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