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Howie Payne to play Actress & Bishop

July 12, 2017 in News

Following on from the recent, well-received vinyl re-release of his 2009 debut solo album Bright Light BalladsHowie 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.

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Howie Payne plays with a full band at Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Fri 20th October 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch a live video of ‘The Brightest Star’ below:

Howie Payne to play Hare & Hounds Birmingham

January 31, 2017 in News

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.

Following The Stands, Payne teamed up with legendary producer Ethan Johns and recorded his highly influential debut so lo LP Bright Light Ballads, which initially released as a digital download only, reached No 13 in the iTunes Album chart.

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.

September 2016 saw Payne tour the UK for the first time in 3 years, and on October 23rd he released, High Times, Home Recordings, a free 10 track download LP, recorded at his home in the late summer/early autumn 2016. High Times, Home Recordings features outtakes taken from the writing sessions for his next LP, which will be released in 2017.

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Howie Payne plays The Hare & Hounds Venue 2 Birmingham on Tues 7th February 2017, with support from Matt Millard & Patrick Brewer. Tickets available here.

Watch a live video of ‘The Brightest Star’ below:

Goodnight Lenin headline The Old Rep Theatre

May 24, 2013 in News

Goodnight Lenin return from their live hiatus to play The Old Rep Theatre on 31st May 2013. The show will be their first live show in 6 months following their sell out headline show at Birmingham Cathedral last December.

This show will serve as a warm up to their only festival performance of the summer – Glastonbury.

The band have removed themselves from playing any live shows whilst they add the finishes touches to their debut album which as of yet doesn’t have a release date but is expected early 2014.

They are also delighted to announce as extra special guest for the show – Ex-The Stands frontman Howie Payne – who the band describe as important as Bob Dylan when it came to influencing their songwriting.

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GOODNIGHT LENIN HEADLINE THE OLD REP THEATRE ON FRI 31ST MAY 2013. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.