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 it just leaks out all over the place.’ The Times
‘He deserves to become a major figure in his own right’ The Guardian
‘Dylan for the iPod generation…Betjeman with a guitar.’ Guitarist
‘My musical discovery of 2016!’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
‘Acoustic Hendrix!’ Guitar Magazine
‘Hey, the boy is good!’ Robert Plant
‘That boy is too good.’ Bert Jansch
“Album of the Month: Dubbed ‘the acoustic Hendrix’ and the ‘English Jeff Buckley’, with this amount of melodic and sonic ingenuity, Nick Harper could be dubbed ‘the new Beck’ – but that would be a bigger compliment to Mr. Hansen than it would be to Harper.” Guitar Magazine
“One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley. ” Mojo
“’The Verse Time Forgot’ from ‘Harperspace’ is as close to a perfect song as you are likely to get.” Edinburgh Evening News
SUPPORT – PATRICK DUFF
Patrick Duff fronted the cult 90’s group Strangelove who signed to Parlophone/EMI and released three critically acclaimed albums and a string of top 40 singles. They found admiration in their contemporaries with Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien noting “We toured with them and changed quite a bit after. They were inspirational”.
Now a published author, Patrick Duff continues to write and record under his own name. With his 2022 autobiography ‘The Singer’ winning praise amongst critics and a sixth solo album in the making. Patrick is certified as an inspired artist steeped in a life dedicated to his craft and vision.
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.30pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.
Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. We will not accept any table bookings that do not have a corresponding ticket purchase.
Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
If on the date you have chosen no tables are available - no times will be shown and the booking system will revert you back to todays date - PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DATE!
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
Income from the provision of pizzas is very important to the venue and if you have booked a table it is a requirement that all people sat at tables order food - a salad alternative is available to pizzas. Please do ensure that all individuals will be ordering on your table - if this is not the case please cancel your table so others who are looking to dine can do so. Our apologies to raise this but recently we have had many tables (some very large) where less than 50% of those sat at tables have ordered food. Financially this is a real problem to the sustainability of the venue.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if everyone is not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 6 or more please email email@example.com
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK A TABLE YOU CAN STILL ORDER PIZZAS ON THE NIGHT (USUALLY ON BUSY NIGHTS NO LATER THAN 7.15PM) AND WE WILL SERVE THEM TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE SAT IN THE VENUE - IN A PIZZA BOX.