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Peter Howarth

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Peter Howarth

Peter began his career as a guitarist. He studied classical guitar in his home town of Blackpool before turning his attention to the electric guitar , travelling extensively in Britain and abroad as a professional musician and vocalist.

Peter became lead singer of the band Sahara whose debut album “Observation”was released in France on the vogue record label. He then decided to make London his home and established himself as one of the Capital’s session singers.

For a number of years Peter worked alongside Sir Cliff Richard, with whom he toured the world many times and sung on various albums, singles and DVD’s.

Peter’s passion for composing took him to Los Angeles to write with Steve Farris of ‘Mr Mr’ and work with rock bands ‘Saga’ and ‘Giant’.

Returning to London,Peter met guitarist/composer Rick Fenn of 10cc and a new writing partnership was formed, leading to the performing and producing of material under their band name ‘Circle of 4’.

A particularly exciting time for Peter was the writing of the musical ‘Robin Prince of Sherwood’, which was commissioned and produced by leading West End impresario Bill Kenwright and enjoyed two UK tours, a West End season at the ‘Piccadilly Theatre and a Christmas season at the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Peter took the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham at the Piccadilly Theatre and returned there a few years later to play the part of ‘Roy Orbison’ in ‘Only the Lonely’, his most rewarding theatrical role to date.He continued to portray the “Big ‘O’ “in ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ at the Whitehall Theatre, also in London’s West End, and on two national tours.

A production of ‘Quadrophenia’ with “The Who’, in Hyde Park and Madison Square Gardens ,New York. was followed by a series of concerts with Graham Gouldman of 10cc.

Peter continues to combine performing with songwriting and has recently contributed songs for the forthcoming albums of ‘Cliff Richard’ the ‘Celtic Tenors’ and ‘Karel Gott’.

For the last two years Peter has been very proud to be the lead singer of the legendary ‘Hollies’ and has just released a new album with them entitled “Staying Power” on the EMI label