After a very successful performance at Milner Gardens last year, guitarist and singer Eric Harper will be performing at Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station this weekend.
“His performance at our Music in the Garden last summer was extremely well received and we’re excited to have him back again this year at the Deep Bay station,” said executive director of Milner Gardens, Geoff Ball.
Harper was born in the United States and raised in Portugal. He currently lives in Nanaimo. He co-composed the music for the movie Inseparable starring Kevin Spacey which is now available on itunes and has previously composed music for the films Waiting Alone and Missing Pieces, among others.
His second album, self-titled, was released last year and is an “eclectic mixture of flamenco and rock with some nuances of Latin music and anything in between,” he told The News last year.
Harper is currently working on a big project, but doesn’t want to release the details just yet.
“There’s nothing like it in the world and it will be very guitar heavy, just to be vague,” he laughed, adding it’s a type of play and will be complete next year. Besides upcoming shows in Duncan and Nanaimo, he’ll be heading to China to perform with Chinese singing sensation and friend of his Cheng Lin this November. In the meantime he and his wife are taking care of their new 9-month-old baby boy which he said is a lot of fun despite the loss of sleep.
Harper will perform at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station on Saturday, Aug 18 from 6:30 to 8:30. The concert is being presented by Milner Gardens and Woodlands in a series called Music By The Bay, which will also host the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra on Aug. 26.
The field station is located at 370 Chrome Pt. Rd. in Deep Bay. For directions visit www.viu.ca/deepbay. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and members, available at Milner Gardens, Coastal Community Credit Union branches, the Salish Sea Market or at the Field Station. For more information call 250-752-6153.