Following in father’s footsteps

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GROWING up in a house where music legends such as Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour would pop by, it is no surprise that Nick Harper would follow in their footsteps.

As son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick first picked up a guitar at age 10 and never looked back.

The youngster even made his recording debut on his father’s 1986 album Whatever Happened to Jugula.

By 1994, Nick was going it alone and began to make waves with his first LP, Seed.

A prodigious talent, he is known for his unique covers, ranging from Elvis, to Public Enemy, to Monty Python.

He even turns his hand to numbers by his father’s friends, Led Zeppelin.

After six studio albums, a double live CD and two EPs (including Instrumental, a stunning display of his guitar talents), Nick’s work is still as fresh and vital as that of his first solo release in 1994.

Between solo albums, Nick tours with a vengeance, travelling all round the UK, Europe, and even to Thailand for two tsunami benefits.

He’s even a world record holder, having set a new record for the highest gig on earth at Kala Pattar above Mount Everest base camp, which raised £200,000 for the fight against cancer.

n At King Tut’s on Saturday, Nick is supported by Lori McTear. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are £10, available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.