John Wesley Harding
|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||singer-songwriter british folk alternative seen live folk rock rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs lyrics official homepage official homepage other databases VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Wesley Harding Stace, 22 October 1965, Hastings, East Sussex, England. A self-styled renegade folk musician, Harding is a sharply observant and witty English songwriter who has had to battle critical carping over his vocal similarities to Elvis Costello. He decided to pursue a musical career after studying for a PhD in political and social theory at Cambridge University. Hardings debut album was a recording of a solo acoustic live set, and contained the barbed critique of Live Aid, July 13th 1985. He then re-read Madonnas Like A Prayer as a folk song on The Christmas EP, which also contained a surreal collaboration with Viv Stanshall. Hardings first studio effort, 1990s Here Comes The Groom, was a superior collection showcasing Hardings confrontational style and acerbic wit, and featured the Attractions Pete Thomas (drums) and Bruce Thomas (bass), giving the album musical depth but also presenting an easy...