Nick Heyward

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Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW


Leeds Inspired

Nick Heyward

24th October 2024

Following a huge 2023 with Haircut 100 playing the BBC Radio 2 Piano Room, a sell-out London reunion show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and a joyous tour of the UK and Ireland, Nick Heyward sets off on his first solo tour since the critically acclaimed Woodland Echoes album release tour in 2018.

Join Nick and his four-piece band for songs from across his entire 40+ year career with a preview of new material.

Creatively ambitious from the start, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Heyward began his career as the songwriter and frontman of Haircut 100. Marrying Chic with The Monkees, they rode the post-new-romantic-funk-wave of the early 1980s burning brightly, but briefly. Following four UK top 10 singles, Fantastic Day, Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl), Love Plus One and Nobody’s Fool, and their debut album, Pelican West, going platinum, the band parted ways.

North of a Miracle, Heyward’s first solo album saw him working with The Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick to craft pop landscapes incorporating full orchestra, a jazz band and catchy pop-funk, all knitted together with top-flight songwriting that was featured in the John Hughes classic film Sixteen Candles.

Continuing to record through the 80s, Heyward found his stride again with 1993’s From Monday to Sunday. Lead single Kite took off in America’s burgeoning alternative scene, reached Number Four in the Billboard Alternative Chart, and found Heyward touring the country with the likes of The Lemonheads and Tony Bennett. The follow-up album, Tangled, was more pure power pop and led to Heyward signing to Creation Records for his final album of the 90s, The Apple Bed.