Thu, 19 Oct|
The Real Music Club Presents;
with Nick Harper, Patrick Duff + Edd Mann
When & Where
19 Oct, 19:00
The Venue, 1 Holland Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JF, UK
Nick Harper: Tempus Fugitive 2023 sees Nick Harper jettison his normally aspirated time machine which clocks in at just 60 minutes per hour, for a model that can appear anywhere at any time in the many portals of Harperspace. In a new, uniquely styled, acoustically driven album and tour, Nick explores the past, present and future in his own singular way. The new project follows up recent successful sojourns back in time to explore swinging 60s London (58 Fordwych Rd); 19th century Fantasy literature and 1980s West Country romance (Phantastes) and an epic poem lost in time (A Wiltshire Tale). Will this be the one album to unite them all? Only time will tell… “Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place.” — The Times
“If anything Nick Harper is the closest thing we've got to Lewis Carroll. His songs are the musical equivalent of Carroll's Looking Glass, peer through and you find a fantastical, magical world. Not always sugar sweet but forever different.” — Maverick
“Betjemen with a guitar” — Guitarist Magazine
“My musical discovery of 2016!” - Tom Robinson — BBC6 Music
“One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley. Thus far, however, putting his musical freedom be-fore the demands of career, his talents have gone largely unrewarded. Miracles For Beginners, his most fo-cused, warm and triumphant album to date, could right that wrong.” — Mojo Magazine
“'The Verse Time Forgot' from 'Harperspace' is as close to a perfect song as you are likely to get.” — Edinburgh Evening News
“Nick Harper is a force of nature… the sheer weight of ideas in his music makes him irresistible and un-stoppable... Harper the performer is a fearsome weapon. Phenomenal? You bet your life.” — Southern Reporter Supporting Nick throughout the tour is ex Strangelove frontman Patrick Duff. Cult favourites on the 90s indie and Britpop scene with many admirers among their contemporaries, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien noting "...they were inspirational".
Now a published author Patrick continues to write and record under his own name and his 2022 autobiography "The Singer" won much praise from critics. Patrick's an inspired artist steeped in a life dedicated to his craft and vision. And our local artist for the evening is the super talented Edd Mann. Edd is a singer/songwriter based in West Sussex, UK. His music is influenced by both traditional folk and by the singer/songwriter style of the late 60’s folk revival and onward. There is an element of prog rock and flamenco, as well as some more pop tinged moments, reflecting his own diverse taste in genres. Edd’s passion for song writing has led him to teach about it along with guitar and vocals, both privately and for West Sussex based youth charity CCYS, where Edd is Director of Creative Arts. He often performs songs which are the result of collaborations with students, and they inevitably add interesting sonic and lyrical nuances to his repertoire.
He also plays guitar for his rock band “The Mann and I”. In the past he has sung with the Devin Townsend Project at their 2013 sold out Royal Albert Hall performance, played acoustic guitar on two albums (Rainbow Empire and Spirogyra 5) for Martin Cockerham and his psychedelic folk band Spirogyra, and was lead guitarist for Brighton based folk rock band Warsaw Radio, playing on the same bill as acts including Van Morrison, Passenger and Ben Howard. He is currently preparing to record and release his first set of solo songs. Edd grew up listening to and taking inspiration from singer/songwriter Nick Harper and has supported Nick at many shows, as well as performing at his festival, Avebury Rocks.