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, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father’s Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985.
2016 was a busy and exciting year for Nick, with a sellout UK tour in the Spring supporting the third and final ‘retrospective’ vinyl LP of his ‘Wilderness Years’ collection and a new live album ‘Hark!’, which is a recording of songs from his award-winning shoes at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also appeared in the studio alongside Lana Del Rey, playing on her cover of Leonard Cohen’s hit ‘Chelsea Hotel No2’, as well as featuring on recordings by Newton Faulkner, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and The Levellers.
When this singer/songwriter/guitarist plays live, you’re in for a wild ride – from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Grouch Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers that he makes his own, from Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy (yes, on an acoustic guitar!).