Friday, 11 April 2014

Greg Harper (music)

Greg Harper and his music first came to my attention back in July 2012 when he played a Saturday coffee morning gig at the Under Ground Theatre. He recently emailed to let me know that he will be returning to play at the Under Ground again on the evening of Saturday the 19th of April. The performance is part of the Eastbourne Festival and Greg will be joined on stage by Chris Davis (vocals, mandolin and guitars), Gary Holder (double bass) and Tom Holder (vocals, keyboard, percussion).

Greg likes to tell stories through his songs and has received acclaim for his poetic lyrics and catchy melodies. He was a finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition in 2008 and a semi-finalist in 2007, 2009 and 2010. His first live appearance was at the Willows Folk Club in Arundel. More locally, he has played at White Horse Folk in Bodle Street where Chris Liddiard said of his music 'Listen carefully. The words are precious.'

There is a gentleness and peace to Greg's music and I have chosen Seasons as my favourite of the songs I listened to when writing this post. The song takes us full circle through the year and has a real sense of tranquillity. The +YouTube video is illustrated with Greg's own photographs of the South Downs throughout the year.

Under Ground Theatre, Sat 19th Apr, 19:30.
Tickets £7.50, available online from the Under Ground or from Greg Harper's website, or in person at the Under Ground Theatre or from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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