We're in the process of creating a brand new website which will be available very soon but in the meantime, we wanted to let you know about some of the awesome musical talents we have lined up for you in/ 2018:
TICKETS £10 available online (click on the link above) or from Two Sisters Cafe.
Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB (£3 corkage fee payable to the venue)
Friday 2nd November 2018 - The Dibble Tree Theatre, Carnoustie - SOLD OUT
Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen - SOLD OUT
Sunday 4th November 2018 - Lemon Pepper Sessions, Glasgow - SOLD OUT
To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows! From personal introspection, to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud!
After a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook (a previous Hypercoaster guest!) in 1996, Tilbrook was so impressed that he offered Nick a job playing with and supporting Squeeze and promptly signed Nick to his own label, Quixotic Records. Following tours in the UK, USA and Japan, Nick recorded the 1998 album Smithereens with Tilbrook as producer. This album and subsequent 40 date solo tour, including dates in New York and at the Glastonbury Festival, confirmed Nick as a formidable talent.
Over the last few years he has notched up 10 studio albums, a double live CD, 2 EPs and a documentary "Love is Music" (available on YouTube). Most recently, he toured with his band The Wilderness Kids and has collaborated with artists such as Lana Del Ray, The Levellers, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Tom Robinson at 6 Music made Nick "his musical discovery of 2016!" and this also led to two appearances on Radio 4's Loose Ends.
He is currently on tour playing songs requested by fans who have emailed in. Dubbed the '100 Things' Tour, it has been very popular with Nick's long-standing fans and unearthed some 'forgotten' gems from the back catalogue for welcome airings. Instead of a show formulated away from the fans and presented to the public en masse, this tour has been formulated with the fans and then presented on a more individual and therefore intimate basis.
This is a precursor to Nick's first outing as an exponent of the spoken word! Nick's poem 'A Wiltshire Tale' has grown into an epic paean for his home county and will be touring the South West in the Spring of 2018.
"Dylan for the iPod generation...Betjemen with a guitar."
- Guitarist (UK)
"If you've never seen [Harper] live, you're missing out on one of the musical phenomenons of our age."
- Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald
"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."
Tickets to see Nick: Friday 2nd November 2018 Dibble Tree Theatre, Carnoustie. NOW SOLD OUT! for possible return tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 3rd November 2018 Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen. NOW SOLD OUT! for possible return tickets, please email email@example.com
Peter Bruntnell Trio
Saturday 1st December - Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen
Hailed as a cult hero by The Guardian, Peter Bruntnell has won much critical acclaim over his twenty year career. Keith Cameron reviewing Peter's third album for the NME said: "His songs should be taught in schools", and his 2016 album "Nos Da Comrade" was cited as Mojo magazine's Americana album of the month, followed by a four star review in Q magazine. With touches of psychedelia and nods to alt country, his beautifully crafted songwriting is lyrically rich, telling tales of past and present lives, as well as satirical comment on some more contemporary figures! (His song "Mr Sunshine" the story of a "Presidential golf course" versus a Scottish fishing community, was nominated for UK Song of the Year at the Americana Association Awards back in February of this year) Small wonder that he has many fans including R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and Son Valt's Jay Farrar.
Peter will be joined by Iain Sloan (Wynntown Marshals, Blue Rose Code) on Pedal Steel / Guitar / harmony vocals and Peter Noone on Bass Guitar.
"A remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs"- MOJO
"His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" - Uncut
"One of the finest songwriters in Britain" - The Independent
"One of England's best kept musical secrets" - Rolling Stone
Saturday 1st December 2018 Lodge at Lochside, Lintrathen. Doors open 7pm, music from 7.45pm (approx) Tickets £15 (including Stovies served during interval) in advance from the venue or online peterb3.brownpapertickets.com Non-alcoholic refreshments available to purchase or BYOB
Previous shows have featured: Brooks Williams, Shamblestone, Norrie McCulloch, Lisa Rigby, Nora Germain, Rob Luft, Peter Bruntnell Trio, King Curly, Two Thieves & The Burning Wood, Rebecca Sharp, The Jellyman's Daughter, Vera Van Heeringen Trio, Joe Arrow, The John Langan Band, Josh Harty, Nick Harper, Tim McMillan, Rachel Snow, Sesar & Halliday, Julia Hornung, Glenn Tilbrook, Merz, The Woods, Jon Gomm, Kelley McRae & Matt Castelein, Esperi, The Coaltown Daisies, Melanie Horsnell, Laurent Delahaye, Erin Scott, Charly Houston, Mark Thomson, Nine Below Zero Acoustic Duo: Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham, Wishy, Andy Spiller, Emil Thompson, The Yonderlees, Mark Hunter, Gary Anderson, Karen Harper, Calum Campbell and Jim Reid.
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