Heyward, Nick

Born 20 May 1961 in Beckenham, Kent (UK). He was the original lead vocalist in UK chart group Haircut 100. They scored hits in the UK with songs like ‘Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)’ and ‘Love Plus One’. Heyward quit the group in late 1982 for a solo career. Early the following year he returned with a couple of chart hits, ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ and ‘Take That Situation’. His debut solo album, ‘North of a Miracle’, which included the uptempo single ‘Blue Hat for a Blue Day’ won critical approval and sold well. An uneasy move away from his teenage audience was completed with the funk-influenced ‘Warning Sign’ but like many former pin-up stars the transition has brought only limited commercial success. His considerable talent as a graphic artist has enabled him to pursue two careers.

In November he appeared with Kim Wilde and others in the Here & Now Tour 2001. Two years later, he also participated in the Here & Now Greatest Hits Tour.