Great Richard Hawley plays the Black Box in DecemberJuly 20, 2012 - 7:00am
It might seem a little early to be making plans for the winter, but a great gig has just been announced for December 5. The immensely talented Richard Hawley play the Black Box on that date, with a new, critically acclaimed album to showcase. Standing at the Sky’s Edge is Hawley’s seventh solo album, and sees the Sheffield singer staying to true to his witty, winning song writing.
In the mid-nineties Hawley got a call from his old school friend Steve Mackay asking if he would be up for playing guitar with Pulp as the band had finally taken off in supersonic fashion Richard had no hesitation in saying ‘get me on the bus’. Three years or more of playing with Pulp followed with headlines at Glastonbury, Leeds/Reading and V festivals in the UK and their final studio album We Love Life, which was released in 2001.
Richard’s solo career began that same year with the release of Late Night Final, but really took off in 2005 with his third album Cole’s Corner.
This superb collection was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize but lost out to the blistering debut by Arctic Monkeys. Also hailing from Sheffield, the young band were massive Hawley fans and acknowledged as much by accepting the prize with the word’s ‘Richard Hawley’s been robbed!’.
Hawley has continued to produce stellar work, and this is a gig not to be missed.
Tickets on sale now, priced at €25 from the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street.