20 May 2014

Bella Hardy & Peter Howarth

Interviews from 28th April include Bella Hardy, along with Peter Howarth of The Hollies live in the studio.

Peter Howarth is the current lead singer of the British band The Hollies, joining in October 2004. He replaced Carl Wayne, who died earlier in the year. The band's original singer of over 35 years was Allan Clarke, who retired in 1999 As well as providing main vocals on the the Hollies' classic hits on live shows, he is also known for his solo acoustic versions of Here I go again, the Bruce Springsteen song Sandy and I can't tell the bottom from the top. Howarth provides lead vocals on The Hollies' two most recent studio albums Staying Power (2006) and Then, Now, Always (2009/2010). Howarth was featured with live recorded versions of the Hollies' hits The Baby and I Would Fly plus the studio version of the song Then, Now, Always on the Top 30 album charting album Midas Touch in 2010. Peter Howarth co-wrote the West End musical Robin Prince of Sherwood with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn and performed as Roy Orbison in the musical Only The Lonely at London's Piccadilly Theatre. He has worked with Fenn in the group Circle of 4.                                    

Bella Hardy is a contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter from Edale in Derbyshire. She performed in various line-ups as a teenager, including The Pack and Ola, and reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2004, but it was the release of her debut solo album Night Visiting in 2007 which garnered her recognition at the forefront of modern folk music. She performs a combination of traditional and self penned material, and has been nominated four times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, winning the Best Original Song Award in 2012 for The Herring Girl.

Peter Howarth of the Hollies (Live in the Studio)

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