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Johnny Hates Jazz are a British band, currently consisting of Clark Datchler songwriter, vocalist, keyboards and Mike Nocito guitarist, bassist, producer, engineer. In Aprilthey achieved international success with their first hit single " Shattered Dreams. Both Datchler and Nocito were born into musical families. Datchler's father, Fred, was a member of two chart-topping bands from the s.

The Stargazers had the distinction of being the first British band to reach No. Nocito hails from an American family based in Europe with the United States armed forces. His mother was a singer in a close-harmony group called The Cactus Kids, performing for troops throughout Northern Europe. Having been a singer, guitarist, and keyboard player in numerous bands as a teenager, Datchler released his first single on the London independent record labelBluebird Records at the age of 17, backed by members of reggae band Aswad.

He went on to work with Rusty Egan of Visagefusing electronic music with soul, and performed often on the London club scene. Nocito [7] was a guitarist in school bands, having grown up alongside friend and fellow record producer Phil Thornalleyas Johnny Hates Jazz - I Dont Want To Be A Hero as members of Katrina and the Waves.

The line-up also included bass player Glen Matlock and guitarist James Stevenson. He decided to sign Datchler to the label as a solo artist. Over the next four years, the two worked together on Datchler's solo recordings.

Most also guided Datchler, producing several of his recordings in the mids. Datchler began writing new songs which included " Shattered Dreams ". Datchler left the band at the end of Hayes and Nocito continued the band, and replaced Datchler with their friend Phil Thornalleya Grammy Award -winning engineer and record producer and a former bass player for The Cure.

The new line-up released a second album, Tall Storiesin However, the album was unsuccessful and the band dissolved the next year. Datchler moved to Amsterdam at the end of the s and focused on his solo work, recording the albums Raindance and Fishing for Souls.

Inhe moved to the US and created a solar-powered home and studio, where he recorded much of his most recent album, Tomorrow. Throughout this time, he studied the philosophy of indigenous people and became environmentally active. Datchler and Nocito met again in after Datchler wrote a song called "Magnetized," which he Hysterical Rubber - Hands To - Rough Music: The Hands To Library (DVD) would be ideal for Johnny Hates Jazz.

Soon after, they decided to record a new album. Datchler moved back to the UK and wrote the rest of the songs for the project. At the same time, the original line-up of Datchler, Nocito, and Hayes performed live at various international festivals.

However, after several shows inHayes left the band before recording of the new album commenced. That same year, Datchler received a BMI award for "Shattered Dreams" in recognition of receiving over three Johnny Hates Jazz - I Dont Want To Be A Hero broadcast performances of the song in Johnny Hates Jazz - I Dont Want To Be A Hero US alone. The subsequent album was titled Magnetized. It featured Datchler as songwriter, vocalist, and keyboard player, and Nocito as producer and engineer.

It was also released in Germany and achieved similar success on This Wheels On Fire - The Byrds - Boston Tea Party there. The album was subsequently released on 5 May in the UK.

As a result, all promotion came to halt. It wasn't until the following year that he made a full recovery, but by that time the album Zajedno - Tatiana Giorgi - Direkt lost momentum, and the band decided to focus on live work instead.

Since then, they have performed extensively in the UK, as well as in Germany and Asia. Inthey released a remixed version of "Magnetized" in China, as well as performed live. Subsequently, they began writing and recording material for a new album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johnny Hates Jazz. Johnny Hates Jazz return after 25 years". Retrieved 28 April All Media Network. Retrieved 8 June Retrieved 8 July Official website.

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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Johnny Hates Jazz performing in June Pop, [1] [2] new wave[1] sophisti-pop [3]. Official Johnny Hates Jazz website. Tall Stories Release date: Label: Virgin.


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