These days, you don’t have to look far to find bands creating synth pop music. In the 1980s, British pop performer Howard Jones helped pioneer a new era for the genre with his entrancing tunes. Now, he’s returning to City Winery on Nov. 29 for a special intimate performance that will showcase his earliest hits and most recent creations. If you’re a fan of great Britpop, or just looking to broaden your musical horizons, this is one show you definitely need to see. Tickets are still available here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader! Click below to find out more about the show and for your chance to win.
English pop singer-songwriter Howard Jones made his debut on the U.K. charts back in 1984, with his debut record Human’s Lib. He scored back-to-back hits with “New Song,” “What Is Love,” and “Pearl in the Shell” before releasing “Like to Get to Know You Well.” The track became an official theme song for that year’s Olympic Game in Los Angeles, and became a world-wide hit. The next year, he released Dream into Action, which made it into the Top 10 in both the U.K. and the U.S. Jones scored steady success through the 1980s and headlined large venues across the country before focusing in on songwriting for other artists.
Over the last few decades, he’s released more music of his own while also managing his own record label, Dtox, and even joined Ringo Starr’s band as a touring keyboardist. A man of many talents, Howard has repeatedly demonstrated why he’s one of the most underrated names in modern pop music. If you’re a fan of unique but danceable synth tracks, take this chance to dive into the back catalog from one of the genre’s most resilient artists.
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Winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Howard Jones will perform Tuesday, Nov. 29 at City Winery. The show is all ages, begins at 8:00 p.m. (doors at 6:00 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $40.