Nick Harper – Singer/Songwriter

31 March 2018
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 2DY
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After a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival run via numerous radio and TV appearances, with a vinyl box-set of his career retrospective – and now on to the ‘Lies! Lies! Lies!’ UK tour and album with his band The Wilderness Kids2017 has been a high point forNick Harper.  He enters his third decade as a performer with a vitality that could put younger musicians to shame.
Here is an artist worth far more than the sum of his parts.  His impeccable musical pedigree means nothing without the skills to back it up and skills Nick has, in his virtuoso guitar playing, song-writing and signature vocal acrobatics.  Over a solo career of 10 studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 live albums – as well as the recent vinyl career retrospective – the quality of his musical output has only improved.
It is no surprise that artists and producers as diverse as SqueezeLana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), The LevellersJakko Jakszyk (Level 42, King Crimson) and legendary producer Tchad Blake have collaborated with him.  This is not a man easily pigeonholed into existing musical genres; Nick is very much blazing his own trail.

Nick’s full range can be heard in his last two solo albums.  He moved from 2013’s ‘Riven’, an epic and lush 75-minute recording split into light and dark halves – celebrating family while railing at the state of the modern world – to 2014’s ’Nix’, an unadulterated recording made in just nine days – 9 songs with acoustic guitar and vocals, which pleased longtime fans with its evocation of his live performances.
In addition to recording and touring with a vengeance, Nick is also known for devoting his energy to fundraising projects, particularly organising Wiltshire’s Avebury Rocks festival for theProspect Hospice where his mother died.  With the Love Hope Strength cancer charity, Nickhelped set a new world record by performing at the highest gig on Earth at Everest Base Campand trekked to Machu Picchu and Mount Kilimanjaro.
In 2018,Nick is touring the UK solo in spring (including acoustic versions of some of the songs on Lies!Lies!Lies! ), before embarking on a spoken word adventure. Such is Nick’s creative cauldron, that there are always plans afoot, many irons in the fire… watch this space… But whatever path he takes, rest assured that Nick Harper is, and will remain a musical force to be reckoned with.


  • 7:00 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)

Ticket price

  • £12.00
  • £11.00 for St Ives Arts Club member

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