nick heyward

NICK HEYWARD

Nick Heyward and school friends Graham Jones and Les Nemes, the core of Haircut 100, started bands together as far back as 1977. Haircut 100 signed with Arista Records in 1981 and had four UK Top 10 singles between 1981-82. Their debut album, 'Pelican West' (1982), reached No. 2 in the UK charts. It was Certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and Nick Heyward was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Song for “Love Plus One” in 1982.

Nick Heyward’s solo career took off in 1983 with the single “Whistle Down The Wind”, which reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart. Two further Top 20 hits followed: “Take That Situation” (#11) and “Blue Hat for a Blue Day” (#14). His debut solo album, 'North of a Miracle' peaked at No. 10 in the UK. Three follow-up singles to the album, “Love All Day”, “Warning Sign” and“Laura”, were all UK Top 40 hits.

'Postcards From Home', Heyward’s second solo album, was released in 1986 and featured the hit singles “Over the Weekend” and “Goodbye Yesterday”. By 1988, he had moved to Warner Bros. Records and released his third album, 'I Love You Avenue', which included the hit single “You’re My World”.

Nick Heyward’s 1993 album, 'From Monday to Sunday', featured a more classic rock style and brought him his first hits of the 1990s. The first single, “Kite”, reached No. 44 in the UK Singles Charts and No. 4 in Billboard magazine’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Over the next two years, he toured regularly, particularly in the US, where he played alongside bands like Belly, The Lemonheads, Mazzy Star and Therapy?.

Nick Heyward is mixing and mastering his latest solo album, recorded with his son, Oliver. Release date is summer 2017.

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