English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Richard Hawley is coming to Belfast this Autumn for a spectacular solo performance at the Ulster Hall!
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is delighted to finally present this rescheduled show – a truly iconic artist in one of the city’s most historic venues.
Pre-COVID, 2020 had been a landmark year for Richard with his ninth studio album, Further, slamming into the UK album charts at No.3. In the same year, he celebrated his twentieth anniversary as a solo artist.
In the two decades that have elapsed since Hawley jettisoned band life, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 54-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.
His ability to cut across styles, time and, in some instances, place, is down to Hawley’s deep and intuitive understanding of music itself, stemming back to his childhood when his father, a musician himself, introduced Richard to country, blues and rock’n’roll.
His appearance in Belfast promises to be a special show from a musician that has a knack for creating poignant and powerful songs like Tonight the Streets are Ours and The Ocean.