Richard Hawley

Born 17 January 1967.

English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer from Sheffield

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Biography

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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Standing at the Sky’s Edge

    Standing at the Sky’s Edge 2012

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Sheffield crooner turns up the amps.
  2. Review of Truelove's Gutter

    Truelove's Gutter 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Takes risks, but doesn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
  3. Review of Lady's Bridge

    Lady's Bridge 2007

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    An utterly lovely, timeless album that Hawley can be proud of.
  4. Review of Lowedges

    Lowedges 2003

    Reviewed by Niky Daley
    This is melodic songwriting at its best and a pleasure to listen to...