Haag, Robert

German singer Robert Haag first made a name for himself in 2014 when he recorded ‘Pommes Mit Senf’ (‘Fries With Mustard’) together with Markus Becker. The song was a cover of Nick Kamen’s ‘I Promised Myself’, inspired by a German friend who always sang that song as ‘Pommes Mit Senf’. (A kind of Mondegreen in German).

In 2015, Robert tried to follow up this relative success with a cover of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America – re-recorded in German as ‘Verliebt in Veronika’ (In love with Veronika’).


Hayley and the Crushers

Band based in San Luis Obispo, California (USA), consisting of Hayley Crusher Cain (guitar, vocals), Dr. Cain ESQ (bass, vocals) and Action Ben Cabreana (drums). Since 2015 they have released four albums. On their third album, Vintage Millennial, they recorded a cover version of Water on Glass.


Hat, Helen

Helen Hat’s recordings appear on cheap digital compilation albums only. She recorded tracks like Sheena Easton’s ‘Morning train’, Status Quo’s ‘Whatever you want’ and Kim Wilde’s Say You Really Want Me. That track is included on the digital album Love 80’s, released in 2014.


Heimatglück

Heimatglück were founded by Coco and Jana in Hamburg in 1996 after the band Paradontax disbanded. After a somewhat longer search for a drummer, Felix Raeithel, who previously played guitar with Tohu-wa-bohu, came along. After many concerts and a lot of releases, the band still exists in its original line-up today.

In 2001 they released the EP Heimatpop, featuring the track ‘Wasserglass’, which is a cover version of Water on Glass.

Since then, they released the album Können Gebratene Tauben Fliegen? (2003) and Spass Allein Genügt Nicht Mehr (2011), along with several singles and EP’s.


Harry en de Gebroeëke Zwiêgelkes

Band based in the Dutch provence of Limburg – a piece of land between Belgium and Germany in the south of the Netherlands. Their entire repertoire was based on existing songs with new lyrics in their local dialect. Between 1998 and 2011 they released five albums.

‘De Trimklup’ (‘The Gym Club’) was their version of Anyplace Anywhere Anytime, released on their album Aoh Lekker (2015).

The band broke up in November 2016. In 2022 they reformed for occasional live performances.


HMV

Legendary music stores, located all over the UK, where records, CD’s and – these days – all kinds of media are being sold.

On 18 May 1992 Kim did an instore appearance in one of the HMV branches in London to sign autographs for an hour at lunchtime. HMV offered a free poster with the first few thousand copies of the album (‘Love Is‘) sold.


Howie, Andrew

Andrew Howie is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & community music tutor who has been writing, recording and releasing his own music for over two decades.

In September 2017 he released a cover version of Kids in America as an extra track on the single ‘Testament’.

Andrew Howie about ‘Kids in America’

‘Kids In America’ is one of the first songs I ever fell in love with. I remember buying ‘The Very Best of Kim Wilde’ on cassette from John Menzies in Clarkston when I was about 10 years old. Not long ago, I included the song on a CD compilation I made for my kids and now they love it too. The three of them sing backing vocals on this version and my eldest son plays drums.


How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Song written by Holland, Dozier, Holland and recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye in 1964. It was included on his fifth studio album of the same name, released in 1965. The song title was inspired by one of the actor and comedian Jackie Gleason’s signature phrases, ‘How Sweet It Is!’

Kim Wilde version

Kim Wilde performed the song live during a concert for Tilehouse Counselling centre in Hitchin, together with guitarist Benny Smith, on 27 September 2019. It was the only time she performed the song.


Lyrics

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
 
I needed the shelter of someone’s arms
And there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs
And there you were
 
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion
I want to stop and thank you, baby
I wanna stop and thank you baby, yes I do
 
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Feels so fine
How sweet it is to be loved by you
 
I close my eyes at night
Wondering where would I be without you in my life
Everything I did was just a bore
Everywhere I went it seems I’d been there before
 
But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways
I wanna stop and thank you, baby
I just wanna stop and thank you baby, oh yes
 
How sweet it is to be loved by you
It’s like sugar sometimes
How sweet it is to be loved by you
 
You were better to me than I was to myself
For me, there’s you and there ain’t nobody else
I wanna stop and thank you, baby
I just wanna stop and thank you baby, oh now
 
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
It’s like jelly, baby, oh now
 
How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh now
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Just like honey to the bee baby, yeah now
Na, na, na, to be loved by you

Here & Now Australia tour

In November 2003, Kim performed during the Here & Now Tour in Australia. Split over five dates, seven acts played live during a set lasting for almost three hours.
The bill featured, besides Kim, Human League, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Go West and Australian bands Mondo Rock and 1927.
The tour started on 6 November 2003 in Perth and ended on 17 November 2003 in Sydney.

Tour dates


Hill, Lawrence

Lawrence Hill started playing the guitar as a child, and then gradually started writing his own songs. He discovered his voice in the shed in his parents garden, where he used to practice, and quickly found it a vital release to express his feelings through song.

After playing live in London and Hertfordshire, he was asked to open for Kim Wilde during her tours in the UK and Europe in 2016 and 2017. During the 2017 tour, Lawrence appeared on stage with Kim, Ricky and Scarlett as well, playing Big Love as a duet.

In 2017 he appeared in the blind auditions of the TV show The Voice UK, and was chosen by Will.i.am to go through to the next round. When he was paired up with Jason Jones, Will chose Jason. However, Lawrence still won 60% of the public vote. Lawrence said: “Winning The Voice was never something I wanted, I just aimed to appear on the show, have fun and say ‘Hi I’m Lawrence and this is what I do’  to the world. Job done, bring on the next challenge.”


House that Built Me (the)

Book published by Accent Press Ltd. in 2016. Famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. With original contributions from: Fearne Cotton, Nigel Havers, Cherie Blair, Jo Brand, Deborah Moggach, Sir Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, Lembit Opik, Rowan Coleman, Fenella Fielding, Lorraine Kelly and of course Kim Wilde. Kim’s contribution takes up one page in the book.

Release date: 19 May 2016
Written by: Jackie McGregor
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Number of pages: 256
ISBN: 9781783758821
Book description:
Does where you have lived help shape who you become? In this unique anthology of memories, famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. With original contributions from: Fearne Cotton, Nigel Havers, Cherie Blair, Jo Brand, Deborah Moggach, Sir Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, Lembit Opik, Rowan Coleman, Fenella Fielding, Lorraine Kelly and of course Kim Wilde. Kim’s contribution takes up one page in the book.


Hadley, Tony

Born on 2 June 1960 in London (UK), Anthony Patrick (Tony) Hadley co-founded Spandau Ballet in 1976 as The Cut, with Gary Kemp, Steve Norman, John Keeble and Michael Ellison, all of whom were students at Dame Alice Owen’s Grammar School. As a member of Spandau Ballet, Hadley went on to enjoy international success in the 1980s, including hits such as ‘True’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Through the Barricades’, as well as appearing at Live Aid in 1985.

Spandau Ballet disbanded in 1990 after their final studio album, ‘Heart Like a Sky’, failed to live up to the critical and commercial success of their earlier albums, such as ‘True’ and ‘Parade’, and was not released in the United States. In April 1999, Hadley, along with fellow band members Steve Norman and John Keeble, failed in their attempt to sue Gary Kemp, the band’s songwriter, for a share of his royalties. On 25 March 2009, it was confirmed that the band had reformed with Hadley and were embarking on a tour of the UK and Ireland in October 2009. Hadley remained a member of the band intermittently until 2017, when he announced his permanent departure, later saying “I’d rather be happy on my own than be in that band again.”

Hadley’s solo career started in 1992, after Spandau Ballet first disbanded. When his solo albums were less successful, he collaborated with several dance acts such as Tin Tin Out, Marc et Claude and the Disco Bros., as well as participating in live tours, such as the Here & Now Tours in the UK.

In 2011, Tony Hadley starred in the movie Shoot The DJ, which also featured Ricky and Kim Wilde. In 2013, Hadley joined Kim Wilde, Bananarama and Go West to set a new world record for Comic Relief when they performed the highest ever gig, singing on a Boeing 767 aeroplane at 43,000 ft (13,000 m).

In 2016, a deluxe version of his ‘Christmas Album’ featured a version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as a duet with Kim Wilde. A year later, they performed the song live during Let’s Rock Christmas.