Nick Heyward

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: new wave 80s british pop 90s singer-songwriter male vocalists Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 May 1961, Beckenham, Kent, England. The original lead vocalist in UK pop act Haircut 100, Heyward left for a solo career in late 1982. Early the following year he returned with a couple of chart hits, ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ and ‘Take That Situation’, both close to the ‘boy next door blue-eyed soul’ style developed by his former group. His debut solo album, North Of A Miracle, which included the up-tempo ‘A Blue Hat For A Blue Day’, was a solid effort that won critical approval and sold well. It featured Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick as co-producer. An uneasy move away from his teenage audience was completed with the funk-influenced ‘Warning Sign’ but like many former teenage pin-ups the transition brought only limited commercial success. In 1988, he moved to Warner Brothers Records, but both the single, ‘You’re My World’, and accompanying album, I Love You Avenue, failed to re-establish him in...

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