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Ten Feet Tall present
An intimate evening of songs and stories with Howard Jones
It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the music scene with his quintessentially English songwriting, pioneering use of synthesizers and thought-provoking lyrics.
He set out his manifesto in his very first single New Song, the lyrics calling on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and ‘throw off your mental chains’.
New Song was recently used in a pivotal scene in Breaking Bad where Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman questions if he wants to ‘play by the rules’. New Song peaked at number 3 in the UK singles charts.
The first two albums, Humans Lib and Dream into Action brought Howard a host of hits including What is Love? Like to Get To know You Well, Hide and Seek (performed at Live Aid), and No One Is To Blame, which reached No.1 in the US.
Howard Jones has sold over 8 million albums across the globe and is one of a select group of British artists who have comprehensively ‘broken’ America.
Many of his best known songs were composed on his favourite instrument, the piano. His rare solo acoustic shows are an intimate trip through a 30 year music career, as he shares behind-the-scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs that sound as fresh today as they ever did.
Support comes from Rachael Sage
Expect sophisticated pop, touches of folk and rock, plus Dylan-esque lyrical flourishes from this acclaimed singer-songwriter.