Anyone searching for “The Harper Brothers” jazz team of the late ’80s showcasing Winard Harper and Philip Harper will be sorely disappointed. This is the authentic Harper Brothers shaped in the mid 80s by Torchy Harper aka Clive Day. Torchy Harper used his early yrs dwelling in a petrol station in Watford, England with only his puppy Sam and his brother Colin for company. Several years later items have modified. Torchy now lives in France and Colin has come to be an accountant and the subject of the music, ‘In the City’. His puppy Sam has now come to be a genuine little one and the pet dog is now recognized as Gary.
Torchy Harper now runs one the most messy bars in the French Alps and spends the full winter drunk, encouraged by the lively consuming game titles at ‘La Grotte’ in the ski resort of Serre Chevalier, France. In the summer Torchy typically rebuilds the bar from scratch completely ready for up coming winter season.
The Harper Brothers have been taking part in regularly in Serre Chevalier considering the fact that 2001 and have been continually pestered by a bearded Danish gentleman called Alfred Hede Hansen from Ringe, Denmark who seems each winter season for his ski holiday. Alfred normally mentioned “you should occur and engage in in my village in Denmark, the persons there will really like it!”. The Harper Brothers get a lot of gives like this and frequently give call information and say “give us a contact when you have sorted out some gigs”. No person ever does, besides Alfred.
In 2004, The Harper Brothers did their very first gigs in and all around Odense and Ringe. The reception has been superb, the Danes like this twisted, politically incorrect rock and pop covers band and join in the horrendous drinking video games in true Viking style. A person ginger haired, pale skinned maiden from Ringe was so impressed, she went on to are living in France and then marry the guitarist in 2005.
The Harper Brothers have liked the enthusiasm and the entirely ‘over the top’ hospitality of the Danish people. Any one who thinks of Denmark as chilly and boring region should really feel all over again. In the summer time the local weather is good and the Danes are some of the warmest people today you will at any time meet up with.
The Harper Brothers are:
- Torchy Harper (vocals, guitar and harmonica)
- Mike Sukov (guitar and vocals)
- Ricky Mullett (bass and vocals)
- Niv McSporren (drums, vocals and cross dressing)