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Saturday October 22nd 1983

friars aylesbury phase three - walton lounge, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

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

presented with silver disc at this gig to commemorate 250,000 copies sold of new song

Howard Jones
wizzardz   the bloomsbury set
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band line up
Howard Jones
Howard Jones (vocs/keys/programming)   Jed Hoile (mime)
The Bloomsbury Set
 Andy Lloyd (vocs) Gary Lloyd (bass) Paul Faulkner (guitar) Jim Simpson (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

Thanks Martyn Morris for the poster



The webmaster, north Bucks

This was one of those when the timings all went right. Howard was starting to get well and truly noticed and the gig culminated with David Stopps (by now his manager as well as Friars promoter) presenting him with a silver disc for the sales of his first single "New Song" A local artist filling Friars is always going to be a good night. The sight of Jed Hoile and his specialist mime performances stay in the memory too

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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.

The Bloomsbury Set     

Were not active past 1983.

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