OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 2019
NICK HARPER is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding,
one-man show will tell you this. 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.
For over two decades, he 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’.
More recently, in 2017, Nick recorded his full band album Lies! Lies! Lies! with legendary producer
Tchad Blake at Studio La Fabrique, South France (studio of choice for Nick Cave, Morrissey &
Radiohead). The album received strong support from BBC 6 Music coupled with Nick & band being
greeted by rapturous, capacity crowds on the tour that followed.
Early 2018 saw Nick return to the live circuit with a newly formed solo set featuring quadraphonic sound
& re-imaginations of songs pre-chosen, by request, by Nick’s fan base. The ‘100 Things’ tour proved to
be a hugely successful return to the stage with all but a handful of shows selling out.
2018 also saw Nick Harper perform his first spoken word piece, A Wiltshire Tale, at some of UK’s most
prestigious venues. It is a journey through Wiltshire’s (where Nick later grew up) history, landscape &
wildlife. Depicted through the voices of three characters, this one-man show bears witness to this most
magical of counties in spoken word, poetry & live music.
58 FORDWYCH ROAD
58 FORDWYCH ROAD is an all new show that centres 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. Nick later
carved out his own career in music, but in this unique & one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the
place & to the music that became the centre of everything for him & the rest of this ‘family’.
The 58 FORDWYCH ROAD shows run over two halves. The first will see Nick delve into the deluge of
songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second Nick will trace the journey of how
these luminary figures’ music evolved & helped shape popular music beyond the sixties & revisit the
eternal themes that run from then to now in songs of his own fine repertoire.
Paul Hayes, live at the Cellar Sunday 20th October.
Los Blancos & SYBS - yn Fwy yn Sesiwn Seler 18fed Hydref
Gadael Tir (Leaving Land) a Kim Hon yn Fwy yn Y Seler 28fed Medi
Irish Music Night Sunday Nov 17th
Ian Cal Ford And His Acoustic Preachers Live At The Cellar Sunday Nov 3rd
Paul Cowley's Proper Acoustic Blues Live At The Cellar Saturday Oct 19th
The Up-Town Portrayer Punk PoetPunk / Blues Showdown Cardigan Nov 22nd
Clive Gregson Live At The Cellar Saturday 26th October