Nick Harper: Winter Tour
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Nick Harper: Winter Tour

Glasswerk is proud to present Nick Harper, son of the famous Roy Harper. Nick continuing the legacy of his farther has become one of the most notable names in the touring circuit, even playing Glastonbury six times! You can catch Nick Harper live on the following dates:

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21st November – Leaf Cafe, Liverpool
27th November – Glee Club, Birmingham
28th November – FAC251, Manchester
6th December – The Maze – Nottingham

Guitarist and songwriter Nick Harper is pleased to announce details of a special 12” vinyl record titled The Wilderness Years Vol. 2 featuring tracks taken from his acclaimed studio albums ‘Blood Songs’ (2003), ‘Treasure Island’ (2005) and ‘Miracles for Beginners’ (2007) to be released in October 2015 on Vinyl 180 Records.

He will also be returning to the live circuit this August as part of a special residency at the Edinburgh Festival 2015 at The Jazz Bar, before a run of October/November UK headline dates to promote the new record.

The latest record is the second in a three part series that marks the first time Nick’s extensive back catalogue has ever been released on vinyl and will culminate in a very special limited edition box set of all three compilation vinyls set for release on Record Store Day 2016 with a special companion book. More details of the boxed set will be released over the coming months.

From personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud, for over a decade he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. His talent and showmanship were recognised in 2003 with a (Glasgow) Herald Fringe Angel award for excellence in live music during his Edinburgh Festival run.

Nick’s most recent work has seen him appear in the studio alongside Lana Del Ray playing guitar on her cover of Leonard Cohen’s hit “Chelsea Hotel No 2” from her acclaimed 2014 album ‘Ultraviolence’ as well as appearing on recordings from Newton Faulkner, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and The Levellers.

Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick 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, his rock and roll credentials were already well-assured before a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook in 1996. Tilbrook was so impressed that he offered Nick a job playing with and supporting Squeeze and promptly signed Nick to his own label, Quixotic Records. Following tours in the UK, USA and Japan, Nick recorded the 1998 album Smithereens with Tilbrook as producer. This album and subsequent 40 date solo tour, including dates in New York and Glastonbury, confirmed Nick as a formidable talent in his own right.

Between albums, Nick is known for touring with a vengeance – he’s now appeared at Glastonbury Festival six times – but also for his charity work, since devoting more energy to fundraising projects as one of the organisers of ‘Avebury Rocks’, a charity walk and rock concert held near Nick’s home in Wiltshire, raising substantial funds for The Prospect Hospice. In 2007 Harper’s charity single ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ went to No.1 in the iTunes charts with all proceeds from the single donated to the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Nick had just returned from Nepal after setting a new world record for the highest gig on earth at Kala Pattar above Mt. Everest Base Camp on October 21st 2007, whilst helping raise over £200,000 for the fight against cancer, before going on to play as part of the Love Hope Strength all-star band to approximately 20,000 people in Kathmandu. Nick has been on two further treks with the foundation to Macchu Picchu in Peru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania helping to raise substantial funds for local cancer centres and hospitals.
After a myriad of studio albums, Nick’s work is thankfully still as fresh and vital today as it was on his first solo release in 1994, but, as evidenced with his highly personal 2004 “family album” Blood Songs, he still has time to sing about the most important things in his world – family, friends, love, life.

Frank Zappa would have been impressed, he deserves to be a major figure in his own right” – The Guardian

[Harper] has a quality that stands head and shoulders above anything else” – Edinburgh Evening News

Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place” – The Times

Perfectly constructed folk tunes with impassioned, and often witty, lyricism” – BBC Music

One of the finest guitarists of his generation. Splendid stuff” – MOJO magazine

Dylan for the iPod generation…Betjemen with a guitar” – Guitarist

The Wilderness Years Vol 2 is released October 2015.

‘The Wilderness Years Vol. 2’- 12” vinyl track list:
Side One
1. Foreplay
2. Love Junky
3. Stronger
4. 2 Secs.
5. Real Life
Side Two
6. By My Rocket Comes Fire
7. Treasure Island
8. Blue Sky Thinking
9. The Field Of The Cloth Of Gold
10. Lily’s Song
‘The Wilderness Years Vol. 2’artwork:
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