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.
For over two decades, he has been dazzling audiences, reviewers & fellow artists alike with his heady
mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship & sheer bravado. An imagination bursting with ideas has
seen Nick release 11 solo albums to critical acclaim, earning a Number 1 spot in the charts with the
seminal hit ‘Blue Sky Thinking’.
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 58 FORDWYCH ROAD shows 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.
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