|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave 80s british pop 90s singer-songwriter male vocalists|
|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, Youre My World, and accompanying album, I Love You Avenue, failed to re-establish him in...