Genre | Acoustic Folk
Having left his job as a London primary school teacher and moved to the remote landscapes of New Zealand to live a frugal and solitary life, Nick E. Harris began dedicating every waking hour to homing his craft; and refining his guitar and songwriting techniques, whilst busking to pay the bills.
When he emerged again and returned to London, it was evident that this decision had paid off, as Harris released his debut album ‘Chimera’, which saw him collaborate with the likes of Emma Gatrill (Moulettes, Matthew and the Atlas, Sons of Noel and Adrian) and Ted Dwane (Mumford and Sons).
Since then the progressive acoustic singer-songwriter has released two further albuma ‘The Tall
Trees’ 2015 and ‘And now the night..’ 2020. His body of work shows a significant development of both intricacy and style, combing beguiling vocals with a percussive and progressive guitar technique that nods to virtuosos Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb and John Smith. The resulting sound sits somewhere between John Martyn and Iron and Wine.
‘The Tall Trees’ was recorded entirely at night by eminent London producer Nick Trepka (Speech Debelle, Emmy the Great, Kieran Leonard), the album features a diverse orchestra of supporting instruments from accordions, horns, flutes and strings to tribal chanting and improvised percussion.
Recently Harris has played shows with the likes of Moulettes, Rozi Plain, Dan Croll, Courtney Barnett and has been touring the UK, Germany, Italy and the festival circuit. In recent years he has been long-listed for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, with performances at Wilderness, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and Green Man among many others, as well as playing in formidable alt-folk group ‘Patch and The Giant’.
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