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Nick Harper

May 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

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.

’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 show will 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.

“Harper has so much musicianship in him it just leaks out all over the
place” – The Times
“He deserves to become a major figure in his own right” – The
“Dylan for the iPod generation…Betjemen with a guitar” – Guitarist
“My musical discovery of 2016!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“One of the finest guitarists of his generation” – Mojo
“Acoustic Hendrix!” – Guitar Magazine
“Hey, the boy is good!” – Robert Plant
“That boy is too good.” – Bert Jansch


In association with RMT Music Productions


We are delighted to be joined by the wonderful James Hollingsworth –
“One of the best song writers in the country” – Bristol Rocks.

Ace guitarist and acclaimed songwriter James Hollingsworth plays a
great range of music from folk and blues to rock and psychedelia. He
is incredibly talented both as a vocalist and guitarist, with a mean
harmonica style to boot.

James will be on stage at 8pm. Nick Harper on stage 8.45pm (two sets
and interval). Show ends approx 10.45pm (but may be later!)

Bar opens at the venue 7pm.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3627797


May 5, 2019
8:00 pm
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Widcombe Social Club
Somerset, BA2 6AA
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