Big Fan: Richard Hawley
Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967 – Sheffield, England) Difficult to put in any specific category, part folk, part troubadour, a bit rockabilly and a bunch of pop, Richard Hawley is a truly unique artist. His first brush with popularity came with his Brit-Pop band The Longpigs in the early 90’s. Leaving the Longpigs in 2000 he played for a short bit with his friend Jarvis Cocker in Pulp. Leaving Pulp he struck out on his own recording a number of well received solo LPs – being nominated for the Mecury Prize twice. When not working on his own music Richard has written and recorded with The Arctic Monkys, Nancy Sinatra, Elbow and REM to name a few. He is currently writing music for a new Lisa Marie Presley LP (?).
With Jarvis Cocker and/or PULP
About 2004 and earlier
The Devils Arse – On Dec. 5 2008 Richard played a live show at The Peak Cavern (or Devils Arse, named for the flatulent sound the cave makes when water drains away). The name of the cave was changed in 1880 from “Devil’s Arse” to “Peak Cavern” in order not to cause offense to Queen Victoria during a visit for a concert. More recently the cave has been promoted using its older, more vulgar name.