William Harper is a singer/songwriter in the alternative folk scene. He’s also known as Miser Bill of Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs or Willie ‘The Fury’ Ford of The Devil’s Prefects and has been active on the UK festival scene since 2005 (at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk & Beautiful Days to name a few).
As a solo artist William writes infectiously catchy songs with important messages with some well-chosen reworked covers thrown in for good measure. Audience participation is guaranteed!
He has numerous solo festival slots under his belt (Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory & Watchet) and has supported bands such as Gaz Brookfield, TV Smith, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Sweetchunks Band & Doozer McDooze with fantastic audience reaction. His full set can range from 30 minutes to a full evening’s worth of music – with all equipment provided as needed.
‘William Harper always gets the crowd going. With his unique take on alternative folk, acting as a scathing commentary on the nuances of modern politics and society, his show is as equally entertaining as it is thought provoking‘
– Matt Green , Deputy Manager of The Market House, Maidstone
‘William Harper is much more than your average man with guitar. He’s a wonderful, socially conscious storyteller with a style full of urgency‘
– Gail Something-Else, Creator of The Something-Else Festivals
‘Bouncy folk with thoughtful lyrics and a friendly charm that will have you listening intently with a smile on your face’ -Stuart Blakeledge, 103.9 Voice FM
He has spent the last two years playing festival slots (such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Watchet) and supporting bands (such as Gaz Brookfield, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Sweetchunks Band & Doozer McDooze) and is now playing full gigs alongside the festival shows.