HOWIE PAYNE+ PATRICK BREWER
Following on from the recent, well-received vinyl re-release of his 2009 debut solo album Bright Light Ballads, Howie Payne has announced a headline tour – backed by a full band – plus a brand new box set from the still-much-loved band that brought him to the attention of the world: The Stands.
The Stands Recordings 2003 – 2005 set is a box set collection of 3 vinyl LPs, the first two featuring alternate, rare, remixed and unreleased versions of tracks spanning 2003 – 2005, while the third features a whole host of Howie Payne’s unreleased demos. Presented on coloured, heavyweight vinyl with new sleevenotes, written by Howie, which detail the incredible journey of his band.
Howie Payne (aka Howard Eliott Payne) is a solo artist, producer, songwriter and the driving force behind Liverpool group The Stands, which he formed in 2002, and with whom he scored four top 40 singles and two top 40 LPs in over just three years before disbanding in 2005.
After a whirlwind decade of near constant live performances that took him around the globe, Payne took a hiatus from touring and recording to focus on songwriting and production, remaining in the public conscience through his music, with a host of artists recording and performing his songs while both The Stands LP’s, and Bright Light Ballads quickly achieved cult classic status.
Watch a live video of ‘The Brightest Star’ below:
Plus support from PATRICK BREWER
Folk singer-songwriter from Birmingham, with sounds inspired by John Martyn, Ryan Adams and Nick Drake. Sweet guitar riffs and raw vocals, Patrick’s music takes you to your favourite place.
Listen to ‘Where You Are’ below: