Nigel Harpur - Guitarist & Composer


Presents: Collage

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A Potted History

Take one young boy… a sixpence… a jukebox...

With that simple beginning came a love of music that has been with me ever since. From The Beatles to Frank Zappa, and an awful lot in between, music has played a huge role in my life. Listening to others make music was fantastic, but having the chance to learn an instrument myself was even better (thanks Mum!).

After those early days I went on to form a ‘jazz rock’ band, gigging with gusto for many years, followed by soul, pop, and reggae bands, and more recently some jazzy guitar duos. I was also lucky enough to make a living out of music for a good while, by sound engineering rather than playing, but it was still a great way to keep in touch with the music scene (not to mention seeing way too many hotel rooms in way too many cities around the world).

Since learning the basics of my craft I’ve always written and produced tracks, but have never had the time to put them into a coherent collection. Until, eventually, 'now' asserted itself as the right (and only) time to pull it together. Two and a half years in the making, the result, Collage, is now available. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it!