Our Essential Cover this week is from Harry Harris, a Welsh born, London based, storytelling songwriter.
Harry has recorded an acoustic take on Nicki Minaj’s ‘Superbass’. It’s pretty rocky, fast paced and dirty – have a listen:
According to Facebook,
“Harry Harris was educated on Van Morrison, Don McLean, James Taylor and fishfinger sandwiches made by his Gran. He writes, a lot – stories, poetry, songs and articles, and can be found all over the web. He also stamps on stages and hollers down microphones, and occasionally puts out records.”
Harry released his album, ‘Songs About Other People’, a year ago today – it’s a beautiful acoustic album recorded with analogue equipment and vintage instruments, and features 10 songs and a myriad of stories from tales of football matches (including The Ballad of Ronnie Radford, who knocked Newcastle United out of the FA Cup with his historic goal scoring…and calmly returned to his roofing job the next day), to tragic love stories in the Deep South; to a rollicking song about Kandinsky being a Synaesthete…plus a mention or two about Newton…not an easy song to write let alone sing!
‘Songs About Other People’ is available on CD for £10 from Harry’s website. You can find him online on Twitter, Facebook, and of course Soundcloud. You can see him live singing solo or with folk/punk band, Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds. Check them out.