“Nick Harper - my musical discovery of 2016!” Tom Robinson BBC6 Music
After last year’s streak of rip-roaring, celebratory shows road-testing his back catalogue of 12 albums with a new album and full band, Nick Harper is back with an intimate tour, playing a Hull show at Kardomah94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AN on Saturday 17th March 2018, doors 8.00 pm. Advance tickets £12 + bf from Hull Box Office and £14 on the door.
Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, having played the guitar from the age of 10 Nick Harper grew up surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour so it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985.
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).
“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)
"Nick Harper has a quality that stands head and shoulders above anything else you are likely to encounter." Edinburgh Evening News