WHATS ON: Howard Jones | Royal Northern College of Music | 18.02.16

Howard JonesOn Thursday 18th February 2016, 80s synth pop legend Howard Jones will be performing an intimate solo show at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, with support from folk musician Elise Yuill. TICKETS

It was in 1983 that Howard first burst onto the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought-provoking lyrics, specifically with his very first single ‘New Song’, a track which peaked at number 3 in the UK singles charts.

Along with ‘New Song’, the first two albums, ‘Humans Lib’ and ‘Dream into Action’, brought Howard a host of hits including ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, ‘What is Love?’, ‘Pearl In The Shell’, ‘Like to Get To know You Well’, ‘Hide And Seek’ (performed at Live Aid), ‘Look Mama’ and ‘No One Is To Blame’, which reached No.1 in the US. Howard is also one of a select group of British artists who have comprehensively broken America, and has sold over 8 million albums across the globe.

His rare solo shows are a chance to revisit this 30-year career in music, during which Howard plays his many hits, shares behind the scenes stories, and also talks about the inspiration behind the songs.

Howard is supported by Elise Yuill, a Devonshire-based singer songwriter fast establishing herself in the contemporary folk scene. Elise, following successful shows in 2015 at Glastonbury festival and venues across the South West of England, will be performing songs from her debut album due for release in 2016.

So for the chance to enjoy an intimate trip through Howard’s musical legacy, be sure to check out his latest show down in Manchester this February.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD


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