St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, support Studio Electrophonique
2019 was a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley. His ninth studio album, Further achieved his joint highest chart entry at number 3. He has also co created a musical based on a collection of his songs which recently won the UK Theatre Awards ‘Best Musical’ following a run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre which was seen by over 26,000 people. Then, there’s also the small matter of the man celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a solo artist, something that he views with his customary sense of bluff realism.
In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley jettisoned band life, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.