Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967 in Sheffield) is an English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer. After his first band Treebound Story (formed while he was still at school) broke up, Hawley found success as a member of Britpop band Longpigs in the 1990s. After that group broke up in 2000, he later joined the band Pulp, led by his friend Jarvis Cocker, for a short time. As a solo musician, Hawley has released seven studio albums.
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Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
Sheffield crooner turns up the amps.
Truelove's Gutter 2009
Reviewed by Jon Lusk
Takes risks, but doesn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Lady's Bridge 2007
Reviewed by Ian Wade
An utterly lovely, timeless album that Hawley can be proud of.
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This is melodic songwriting at its best and a pleasure to listen to...