In a career spanning over 23 years, 2012 has by far been Richard Hawley‘s most successful to date. Founding member of Treebound Story and guitarist in both Pulp and the Longpigs, it wasn’t until 2001 when Hawley released his first full-length solo album – Late Night Final to universal critical appeal. Over the course of eight albums, Hawley’s classic song-writing and unmistakeable croon has turned the Sheffield native into one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the country.
A darker, more introspective, heavier sounding nine songs make up Hawley’s current record – Standing At The Sky’s Edge. His biggest selling record to date, peaking at number 3 in the UK album charts, last week saw the album receive a nomination in the much lauded Mercury Music Prize alongside newcomers Lianne La Havas, Alt-J and Django Django. To celebrate this rather fantastic news, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at Muzu.tv to give away tickets to Richard Hawley’s forthcoming tour. Head over here for a chance to win tickets for Derby’s Assembly Rooms or Lincoln’s Engine Shed.
Check out a handful of other Mercury Nominees we currently have on sale via our Editor’s picks section on the Eventim UK homepage.