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Roy Harper’s son Nick at Colchester Arts Centre
NICK Harper, the son of UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, is coming to the Colchester Arts Centre this weekend. Nick, who has been playing guitar since he was ten, grew up surrounded by by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour.
He made his recording debut on his father’s Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. Nick will play the Colchester Arts Centre on Friday.
He says: “I prefer smaller venues where you can see the whites of the audience’s eyes than being a distance away. “I’m about little venues with a couple of hundred people and an electric vibe.”
In 1996 Nick met Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook. 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. Nick often moves from his own compositions to famous covers so you may hear takes on Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy.
Nick’s dad Roy is a folk singer who has been cited as an influence by bands from Led Zeppelin to Fleet Foxes. Tickets are £10, £8 concessions and doors open at 8pm.