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John Harper

John Harper RIP

 

Sadly, Alasdair Simpson of Arnside Sailing Club has informed us of John's passing in May 2021.
John lived in Arnside, and was due to play at Arnside Sailing Club in July 2021.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to John's family and friends.

 

Style of performance:

Male vocal and acoustic guitar

Repertoire:

Mainly contemporary British and American, some self-penned songs and occasional traditional material

Recordings:

Losing The Colours (2006) - available at gigs.

Location:

South Lakes / North Lancashire

Contact:

 

Web Presence:

www.johnharpermusic.co.uk

Other Information:

John Harper began playing in folk clubs in the Chester area about 40 years ago! Since then he has played in theatres, folk clubs, bars and restaurants mainly interpreting other people's music but when he felt he had something new to say he performed his own songs.

He was known in the Lancaster area as having a powerful yet sensitive vocal style accompanied by some imaginative guitar work.

He has played support in some of the larger venues in the area to such diverse talents as Jez Lowe, Ashley Hutchings, the late Isaac Guillory and recently, Cara Dillon. Harvey Andrews asked John to join him to sing "In The Darkness" as Harvey's encore in Doncaster.

He played regularly in the Robert Gillow pub, a Lancaster venue known for its excellent music.

 

Last updated 18 June 2021

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