Friday, 4 June 2010

Harper Simon- Wishes and Stars

Single released 21st June 2010 on [PIAS] Recordings

In support of his newly released, critically acclaimed debut album, singer songwriter Harper Simon is set to release the breezily beautiful Wishes And Stars as a single. The track is one of two on the album that were co-written by the acclaimed Nigerian author and Booker Price winner Ben Okri, who Simon met at a party and became a friend and fan of.

Harper Simon is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles and New York, and a former member of UK band Menlo Park. Released in April (artwork by friend Tracey Emin), Simon's eponymous debut has won plaudits across the board for its taut songcraft. It was recorded in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles with the help of an impressive and decidedly eclectic, multigenerational group of musical collaborators - famed producer Bob Johnston (the man behind classic recordings from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen), an all-star group of veteran first-call Nashville session players, an impressive group of contemporary young singer-songwriters, friends, and yes, even Harper's own father, the legendary Paul Simon.

Sun 18 London Apollo Victoria, UK (with Tori Amos)
Sat 24 Port Elliot Festival, UK

Sun 1 Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, UK
Fri 6 Belladrum Festival, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Sun 8 Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, UK (Part of Pocklington 10th Anniversary music festival)
Fri 14 Leicester Summer Sundae, Leicester, UK

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