NICK HEYWARD ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW ON 19TH JULY AT 229 AHEAD OF HIS NEW ALBUM ‘WOODLAND ECHOES’ OUT ON 4TH AUGUST
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Nick Heyward has announced a headline London show on 19th July in the main room at 229 Great Portland Street to celebrate the release of his eagerly anticipated solo album ‘Woodland Echoes’, set for release on 4 August 2017 via Gladsome Hawk. The headline set follows in the wake of a hugely successful performance at this year’s Great Escape in May with Drowned In Sound saying “his set was one of the finest we heard all weekend, his second coming is imminent”.
‘Woodland Echoes’ represents the masterful culmination of the last ten years of Nick Heyward’s solo career, drawing together the strength of his expertly crafted songwriting and gifted lyricism in what is one of the most captivating releases of the year. Nick’s return will affirm his membership in the pantheon of classic pop songwriters.
Prior to his hugely successful and prolific solo career, Nick came to prominence as the front-man of percolating pop-funk new wave group Haircut 100, a foundational part of the 80s pop explosion. They released four UK Top 10 hit singles, with their debut album ‘Pelican West’ reaching no. 2 in the UK album charts, no. 31 in USA’s Billboard 200, and ending up being certified platinum by BPI, with Nick gracing the cover of pacesetting style magazine The Face.
The album follows up on a string of successful solo records, starting with ‘North of a Miracle’, co-produced by The Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, which reached no. 10 on the UK album chart. In contrast with his eccentric pop days with Haircut 100, it explored a sound that, in ambition and lushness, was closer to The Beatles than to the new-wave jazz-funk fusion of his former band. With his album ‘From Monday to Sunday’ achieving his first American hit in the 90s with ‘Kite’, it reached no. 2 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart. The follow-up, ‘Tangled’, was named by NME one of the best albums of 1995.