The Stands main man strikes out on his own

Howie Payne, formerly of Liverpool band The Stands has announced his first solo tour with his live outfit The Band of The Sun and the release of ‘The Stands, Recordings 2003-2005’, a boxset collection of rarities, B sides and demos, gathered on heavyweight coloured vinyl in June. With fans including Noel Gallagher and Bill Ryder-Jones The Stands burnt brightly but briefly during their 2002-2005 lifespan, spawning a string of five UK top 40 singles. After splitting the band, Howie Payne began his solo career, recording acclaimed debut ‘Bright Light Ballads’ with Ethan Johns.  Howie also released a new version of rare early Stands track, ‘She Speaks of These Things’as a precursor to the retrospective. 

Tour Dates: Howie Payne & The Band Of The Sun

May 4th – Cardiff, Club Ilford Bach
May 5th – Leicester, The Cookie
May 6th – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
May 8th – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
May 9th – Glasgow, Stereo
May 10th – Newcastle, Think Tank
May 11th – York, Fulford Arms
May 13th – Nottingham, Bodega
May 15th – Oxford, The Bullingdon
May 17th – Southampton, The Joiners
May 18th – London, The Borderline

Author: Rudie Hayes

Rudie is the weekly host of the syndicated radio show - The Horseshoe Lounge Music Session - playing the best American Roots and hosting terrific live guests.

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