About Howard Jones
Howard Jones is an exceptional musician who started his musical career at the early age of seven
while taking piano lessons in his hometown of Southampton, England. He continued to play music after his family moved to Canada
during his formative years. Howard Jones joined his first band, which was a progressive rock band called Warrior. It was Jones
first taste at being a part of a music group and led to taking part in a number of bands after returning to England and attending
the Royal Northern College of Music. While Jones did not stay in college to finish, he found a number of funk and jazz bands
to keep him busy instead of attending to studies. Eventually, Jones elected to pursue a solo career in which he focused on
the creative use of drum machines and synthesizers. At times his performance was relatively quirky while being accompanied
by the mime Jed Hoile. It gave an additional layer to Howard Jones' one-man performances. He was than one man and a mime.
Howard Jones Breakthrough
Like many bands of the time, it was when John Peel discovered Howard Jones that the
keyboardist's career took off. That is, Peel offered Howard Jones an opportunity to play a BBC session, which led to Jones
opening for a number of new wave synth pop performances throughout England. By the early 1980s, Howard Jones singed papers
with WEA in Europe and England, and with Elektra in the United States. His first hit single was "New Song" and hit the English
airwaves in 1983. While it only landed in the number three spot, it signified that Howard Jones had successfully broke through
to the top. The next song to top the charts at number two was "What is Love." After the success of these two singles, Howard
Jones dropped his first album, Human Lib. It quickly charted in the United Kingdom, landing in the number one position. At
the time, MTV had taken off in the United States and often showcased the a-list performers among England's new wave bands
and Howard Jones was not an exception. It was MTV appearances that helped to give him the upper hand in the United States.
Both "New Song" and "What is Love" found top spots on the American Top 40 charts. After such success, Howard Jones replaced
his long-time mime in crime with a touring band before releasing his second album, Dream into Action. It was this album that
broke through to platinum status in the United States. Many audience members will recognize the following songs"Life in One
Day," "Like to Get to Know You Well," "Things Can Only Get Better" and "Look Mama." The song that became one of Howard Jones
biggest hits is "No One is to Blame." The popularity of these songs had audiences still singing and dancing to them into the
1990s when The Best of Howard Jones was released in 1993. Interestingly, Howard Jones went on tour in the "unplugged" fashion
of 90s MTV and performed acoustic shows. During these shows, Howard Jones was pushing an album he produced in his home studio
on a record label he started called Dtox Records. Ten years after his acoustic tour, Howard Jones has continued to produce
music and is back on tour. Howard Jones' entire discography includes the following studio albums: Human's Lib (1984), Dream
into Action (1985), One to One (1986), Cross That Line (1989), In the Running (1992), Working in the Backroom (1994), Angels
& Lovers (1997), People (1998), Revolution of the Heart (2005) and Ordinary Heroes (2009). Howard Jones certainly has
a wonderful collection of his own music from which to curate a highly coveted show.
Howard Jones Live Show
is no denying that there is always something quite breathtaking to see one's favorite music played live. It is a way in which
fans are able to stay connected to the person behind the music they hear through speakers at home. Howard Jones has had decades
to create an exceptional reputation to precede his arrival to your town. It is certain that long time fans of Howard Jones
and ones who only recently discovered his brilliance will enjoy every moment of his live show. Howard Jones has managed to
stay true to himself, his music and his fans and there is no doubt that practicing Buddhism for 20 years helped to influence
him during his successful journey as a musician.
Howard Jones Trivia
Howard Jones is a member of Soka
Gakkai International, which is a Buddhist movement that brings together over 12 million people from all over the world. The
idea is that each member integrates aspects of Buddhist practice and principles into his or her daily life by following the
Lotus Sutra based teachings. These particular teaches were presented by Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist priest from the 13th
century. It was during the late 1980s that Howard Jones started practicing Nichiren Buddhism. According to Howard Jones, Buddhism
is central to his life. During an interview, Howard Jones explained, "It influences my behavior, including how I behave towards
other people. Buddhism promotes the idea of absolutely respecting every single person, as well as respecting oneself. "
Howard Jones Schedule
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This outstanding musician who played stages with some of your most loved English new wave bands and favorite mime is not one