Richard Hawley is synonymous with his native city of Sheffield. He has released nine studio albums over the last twenty years, with two being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. He is also a Brit nominee and received a South Bank Award in 2007.
In 2023 he received 2 Olivier Awards for best Musical and best Music for his Musical Standing At The Sky’s Edge which was staged at The National Theatre and The Crucible in Sheffield. Richard has duetted with Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra and Shirley Bassey, and played with (amongst many more) Arctic Monkeys, Elbow, Paul Weller, Manic Street Preachers and Pulp, the band he played guitar with for a number of years.
Best known for his mix of classic songwriting, soothing vocals and northern grit realism, Richard is something of a unique artist in British popular music, being able to cross boundaries from one musical style to another whilst keeping intact his own strong identity.
Richard Hawley has now announced a 14-date UK tour for next May and June and this thankfully includes a return to Brighton Dome on Sunday 9th June. Brighton Dome Members’ presale tickets are available tomorrow (Thursday 2nd November) from 10am and general sale are available on Friday 3rd November at 10am. Purchase your tickets Brighton Dome concert tickets HERE and tickets for all tour dates can be purchased HERE.
Richard was recently seen taking a backseat at Brighton Dome as part of the homage to Patsy Cline with John Grant. Read our account of that night HERE.
We also caught Richard at his headline show at Brighton Dome back in 2019 – Read our account HERE.