Thursday, September 6

RICHARD HAWLEY

Once upon a time, RICHARD HAWLEY played guitar with one of my very most favoritest of bands, PULP. He did so for others, as well. ROBBIE WILLIAMS. BETH ORTON. NANCY SINATRA. ALL SAINTS. GWEN STEFANI. Et al., etc.

For years now, though, he's also been doing the solo thing -- releasing album after album of sophisticated lounge-pop that will either make you swoon or grow sleepy. For me, depending on the track, it's sometimes the former, sometimes the latter. The songs below, of course, I find uniformly swoon-worthy. If you disagree, you were probably already in need of a nap.

RICHARD HAWLEY on MySPACE.

RICHARD HAWLEY hauling ass >>>

Sep 7 2007 8:00P/Symphony Hall/Birmingham
Sep 8 2007 8:00P/Philharmonic Hall/Liverpool
Sep 9 2007 8:00P/Rock City/Nottingham, Midlands
Sep 10 2007 8:00P/Colston Hall/Bristol
Sep 12 2007 8:00P/City Hall/Sheffield
Sep 14 2007 8:00P/Queens Hall/Edinburgh
Sep 16 2007 8:00P/City Halls/Glasgow
Sep 17 2007 8:00P/The Sage/Gateshead
Sep 20 2007 8:00P/St George's Hall/Bradford
Sep 21 2007 8:00P/Bridgewater Hall/Manchester


From the LP LADY'S BRIDGE, 2007 >>>
[
MP3] "Tonight the Streets Are Ours"
[
MP3] "Valentine"

From the LP COLES CORNER, 2005 >>>
[
MP3] "Hotel Room"

From the LP LOWEDGES, 2003 >>>
[
MP3] "Run for Me"

From the LP LATE NIGHT FINAL, 2002 >>>
[
MP3] "Baby, You're My Light"

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