28th June 2018
Nick Heyward first burst into the public consciousness with the New-Wave group Haircut 100 back in 1982 and is now 9 albums into his solo career, releasing Woodland Echoes earlier this year- his first in 18 years- which has received critical acclaim.
Heyward’s solo career took off in March 1983 with the single Whistle Down The Wind, which reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart, Two further Top 20 hits followed: Take That Situation which reached No10 and Blue Hat for a Blue Day which reached No14 in the UK charts, His debut solo album, North of a Miracle, was released in October 1983 and peaked at No.10 in the UK. Three follow-up singles to the album, Love All Day, Warning Sign and Laura, were all UK Top 40 hits.
“Woodland Echoes is an unhurried album full of paeans to passion and nature.” Mojo
“He’s gone full pastoral, the birdsong and countryside imagery matching the dreamy, sunny major-sevenths.” Uncut