Hats Off to Roy Harper

The Songs of Roy Harper Performed by Jon Pollard

Recreate the authentic sounds and atmosphere of a classic Roy Harper gig.

There's nobody else quite like Roy Harper, his unique voice, songs and guitar styles were like nothing else on the music scene. Although massively respected by his peers and working closely with musicians such as Jimmy Page, Dave Gilmour and Kate Bush, he was often overlooked by the music industry.

What people are saying

  • "Couldn't put a Rizla paper between your rendition and the original"
  • "Best Harper covers I ever heard! absolutely incredible"
  • "Absolutely F***ING AMAZING - a joy to watch"
  • "gives the original a run for it's money"
  • "Impressive and powerful"
  • Thanks, Jon Pollard. That's a Roy gig!!


Roy Harper Tribute Gig Videos

Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

Live from Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, October 2023.
This is from my gig in Milton Keynes - just the second half of the song.
Me and My Woman taken at my Roy Harper tribute show in Stony Stratford on 28th October 

Komedia, Bath

My version of Roys fabulous song I Hate the White Man, live at Bath Komedia May 7th 2023
The big finish from my Roy Harper tribute gig at the Komedia Bath on May the 7th 2023. 
The thing is the tune keeps on changing, tunes don't normally do that in 'pop'music.
One of Roy Harper's beautiful ballads. What an amazing fingerpicking pattern - how did he come up with that?
Roy Harpers song Hallucinating Light from my Komedia Bath Roy Harper Tribute gig May 7th 2023
This is a quickly edited video of Burn the World taken at the Komedia Bath, 7th May 2023.

Lockdown Live Videos

This is one of Roy Harper's greatest songs, originally from the 1972 album Stormcock, it developed over years of performance into a harder, faster, louder song. By the late 80's it would end in distortion and feedback -…
This is my version of Roy's showstopper, Hangman. The original recording of this song featured Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page on lead guitar. In the 80's and 90's, Roy would often end a show with One Man Rock And Roll Band…
One of Roy Harper's finest songs. It's a bit of an epic with lots of twists and turns. The original recording featured Jimmy Page on lead guitar and is one of the greatest bits of guitar playing you'll ever hear.
Cover version of Roy Harper's song Short & Sweet, co-written with Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. It featured on the album Unknown Soldier, but this version is based more on Roy's live performances in the late 80's, early…
This is another song from the lockdown Roy Harper gig I did at the end of August. It's one of Roy's most popular songs and shorter than most... It's a beautiful song though which was once covered as a duet by Kate Bush…
Here's another song from my last Facebook live gig, a classic Harper song from the album HQ.
This is a cover version of Roy Harper's great song, Burn the World. This is taken from my Facebook lock-down Roy Harper Tribute gig. I've skipped a few parts of the song which is about 20 minutes long...

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