There are few artists who came to prominence in the eighties who are as prolific and hard working as Howard Jones. He seems to be constantly out on tour or creating diverse and superbly crafted albums in his studio in Somerset England. In 2007 alone he released 3 albums and played over 60 concerts around the world including UK, USA, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Dubai. In the early 80's Howard met David Stopps, promoter of the Friars Club in Aylesbury. Stopps became his manager and he secured a residency at the legendary Marquee Club in London. The rest as they say is history. Howard signed to WEA records and had a string of hits including 'New Song', 'What is Love', 'Hide and Seek', 'Like to Get To Know You Well', 'Pearl in the Shell', 'Things Can Only Get Better', 'Life in One Day', 'Look Mama', 'Everlasting Love' and 'No One is To Blame'. To date Howard has sold over eight million albums. Recently most of Howard's concerts are acoustic where he uses his superb ability as a songwriter combined with his well honed skills as a piano player to great effect. This is interspersed with the occasional electric show which sees him performing at the very cutting edge of technology. At the heart of all this are his lyrics which usually contain, somewhat unfashionably, a positive message, which many have found enlightening and indeed helpful.