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Thursday December 13th 1984

friars aylesbury phase three - maxwell hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

howard jones inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

Howard Jones
Strawberry Switchblade
related friars history (click on date)
Howard Jones Saturday May 29th 1982 Saturday October 30th 1982 Thursday December 30th 1982 Saturday March 5th 1983 Saturday June 4th 1983 Saturday October 29th 1983 Saturday April 7th 1984

Friars High Wycombe Saturday April 30th 1983   Thursday December 23rd 1983

Warrior (Howard Jones) Saturday November 17th 1973

Quantum Jump (Trevor Morais) Saturday May 21st 1977

Red Beat (Martin Jones) Saturday June 25th 1983

Likely set (not necessarily in order!) Pearl In The Shell; Things Can Only Get Better; New Song; What Is Love?; Automaton; Dream Into Action; Always Asking Questions; Equality; Natural; Hide And Seek; No One Is To Blame; Hunt The Self; Bounce Right Back; Hunger For The Flesh; Look Mama; Conditioning; Like To Get To Know You Well
band line up
Howard Jones
Howard Jones (vocs/keys/programming)  Martin Jones (bass)  Trevor Morais (drums)  Jed Hoile (mime)
Strawberry Switchblade
Rose McDowall  Jill Bryson
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

there were two issues of the news-sheet/flyer


press cuttings
what happened next
Howard Jones          

  One of three local acts to go big in 1983 (Marillion and Kajagoogoo the others), Howard kept on getting bigger and bigger playing the country's biggest venues by 1985/6 and had many successful singles and albums (including the No 1 Humans Lib in 1984). Also appeared at Live Aid 1985. Howard still makes records and gigs today and in 2008 celebrated his 25th anniversary (since New Song) with a special gig at the London Indigo2. In 2012, Jones toured Human's Lib and Dream Into Action, only previously performed in the UK in 2010 at the Indigo2. He is still performing and recording in 2015.

Strawberry Switchblade  

             In 1985 they had a huge hit with Since Yesterday but had split by 1986

odds and trivia
Strawberry Switchblade performed literally a solo set at this gig as one half of the group was taken ill
official web presence
Howard Jones official site
sound and vision

Howard Jones - Always Asking Questions   

Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday

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