Nick Howe

FRESH: ‘It Belongs To Her’ – Nick Howe

Nick Howe says “It Belongs To Her”

You might recognise his voice from commercials for Cadbury and Angry Birds or you might have seen him live playing Glastonbury Festival or a sold out Kensington Roof Gardens, if you haven’t, this is the time to get to know Nick Howe. He opens up in his new single “It Belongs To Her”. Nick says on the single: “The soundscape emphasises the emotion of being left alone and longing to let go of an unhealthy relationship. This is about being confused and not knowing who to blame for the ending of someone that used to be so beautiful and fulfilling”. “It Belongs To Her” is the heartfelt message of a man with his heart on his sleeve.

Nick’s debut, “The Struggle Is Real”, charted at number 1 in the pre-sale itunes chart. Nick is influenced by diverse artists including the atmospheric Bon Iver, to the pop sensibilities of Ed Sheeran. To date, Nick has toured extensively, received consistent syncs and has appeared on national television. One of the tracks, “It’s Only Love” has been used in the Angry Bird game, and a song was featured in a Cadburys Campaign. Not only that, his first single on the EP, “Riches In Heaven”, is featured in a recent Comicon documentary.

​This refreshing artist shows the same determination in all walks of life. He has performed at international festivals (such as Glastonbury), acted in the ITV series Lewis and even improvised a song for a Cadbury’s Campaign. This talent is explained when you learn that Nick Howe is from a family of entertainers and actors. His grand-mother was the highest paid female entertainer in the 1950’s and his great grandmother is the infamous ‘Miss Sofie’ in Dinner for One. Nick looks forward to continuing his passion to perform live, and surprise audiences with more than just his music.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!