Author Topic: Nick Harper playing at The Musician Feb 7  (Read 971 times)


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Nick Harper playing at The Musician Feb 7
« on: 12:20:05, 12/01/08 »
I'd definitely recommend going to see Nick Harper.  Fantastic guitarist and his shows are always a blast.

From scaling the heights of Everest in 2007, the acclaimed singer/guitarist (son of folk legend Roy Harper), Nick Harper comes down to ground level for The Dig On Down UK Tour, kicking off on January 31 2008.
Covering the country from Penzance to Glasgow, Chester to Norwich, Newcastle to Brighton, Nick will be showcasing his Number 1 iTunes single Blue Sky Thinking alongside other tracks for his last album Miracles For Beginners. 
One of the highlights for Nick will be fulfilling a long-held wish to play in the Williamson Tunnels at Edge Hill, Liverpool.  Inspired by the story of the obscure 18th-century philanthropist Joseph Williamson who hired men returning from the Napoleonic wars to dig under Edge Hill, Nick subsequently utilised the theme in the title track of his 2006 album Treasure Island.

In October 2007, Nick was part of a team of musicians - including Glenn Tilbrook and Mike Peters of The Alarm - who, on October 21 2007, entered the Guinness Book of World Records by performing the highest ever gig in the world - at 18,500 ft at Base Camp, Mt Everest.  Over 200,000 was raised by the trek (organised by the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a charitable cancer group co-founded by Peters) which will go to the only charitable cancer hospital in Nepal, situated at Bhaktapur. 
Says Nick:  "The experiences I had in Nepal will stay with me for the rest of my life.  The trek for me personally was all about mum [his mother Monica succumbed to breast cancer in 2000] and paying tribute to her. The trek was hard, I was weary at the end of it, but was glad I chose to go.  I have been lucky enough to have had quite a few unforgettable moments on a stage, and standing singing 'Imaginary Friend' at the second concert we did in Kathmandu has to be right up there.  It was an incredible moment - indescribable feelings welled up in me, mostly sheer joy.  The achievement, and the fulfillment of standing there in honour of my won't ever get better than that..will it?"

In September 2008, Nick will again work with the LHSF - this time in a trek to Machu Picchu, Peru, to raise further funds for local cancer hospitals.


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