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Roy Harper celebrates his 75th Birthday with a special 4 date British tour this September. Ahead of this he will perform an intimate show at DeBarras on Friday the 26th of August, his first live show in three years.
Tickets go onsale Friday the 20th of May at 9am

“DeBarras is the nearest thing to the folk clubs I was playing in when I first started, and it feels like home to me. Not so strange that I should travel the universe and end up back in the same place…” – Roy Harper, August 2013

PRESS FOR 2013 RELEASE ‘MAN OR MYTH’:

“Harper’s first album in 13 years is a magnificent, ambitious rejuvenation.” – Uncut

“Harper clearly isn’t subscribing to the notion that the passage of time steals musicians’ gifts and buries their mojo… He borders upon the supernatural… Still got it, Roy.” – Record Collector

“Restless, melodic and endlessly absorbing, ‘Man & Myth’ is the sound of an artist at the peak of his powers”. – Sunday Express

“Roy Harper is on bravely impressive form. His distinctively acrobatic singing and his guitar work are powerfully confident, and several new songs compare well to his classic work from the 1970s… He’s still unique.” – The Guardian

“Roy Harper’s first album in 13 years is an absolute corker on which he runs the gamut from cutting protest songs and sweet balladry to mystical folk odysseys.” – The Observer

“The most erudite of songsmiths… Man and Myth is effortlessly tuneful, and swathed in allusions to Greek mythology. This is classic Harper.” – Q

“A poetic, typically untethered set wherein bouzouki pecks and mellotron complement Roy’s latest voyage into open-tuning land.” – MOJO

“This fabulous collection proves that Harper’s creative flame burns brightly still… With contributions from Pete Townsend and Jonathan Wilson, the album thrives on poetic expression, winning melodies and neat guitar flourishes.” – The Sun

“Harper has lost none of his political fire… An album that re-establishes Harper as folk music’s ultimate enigma.” – Evening Standard

“Harper’s acoustic guitar melodies meander along gracefully, building into moments of great agitation; raw emotional honesty coexists with mythmaking lyrics romanticising him as the eternal outsider.” – Financial Times

“Harper commendably continues to bring idiosyncrasy, passion, literacy and an intense, grandiose atmosphere… This album is loaded with old gold. Hats off.” – Classic Rock

“Roy Harper returns with his best album in decades, confirming that, in his seventies, Harper’s maverick character, poetic sensibility and singing remain undimmed and focused.” – The independent

“These levels of candour and grandeur are rarely witnessed.” – Prog

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