NICK Harper brings his highly lauded guitar talent and soulful singing skills back to Central Studio this month.

He will perform everything from his own compositions to well-loved covers that he makes his own.

Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick has played the guitar from the age of 10 and was surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up. It was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985.

To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his guitar gift in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows - from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit.

He takes on Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy (yes, on an acoustic guitar).

For over a decade, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with his heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm and sheer bravado, and his talent and showmanship were recognised with a (Glasgow) Herald Fringe Angel award for excellence in live music during his Edinburgh Festival run.

See Nick on Saturday, February 23 at 8pm. Tickets priced £10 full, £8.50 concessions, are available from the box office on 01256 418318.