Tour Dates

Friday 12 May – GreenTec Awards, Berlin Germany

JHJ RETURN TO PERFORM AT THE GROUND-BREAKING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday 19 May – Hilversum, Holland

STICHTING PODIUM DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM, HOLLAND  

Saturday 27 May – Mello Festival

THROCKMORTON AIRFIELD, NR EVESHAM, WORCESTERSHIRE, UK

Friday 30 June – Villa Marina, Isle Of Man

JOIN JHJ FOR AN INTIMATE EVENING OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Friday 4 August – Lytham Festival

LYTHAM, LANCASHIRE FY8 5LD, UK

Saturday 5 August – 80s vs 90’s

SCARBOROUGH OPEN AIR THEATRE, YORKSHIRE, UK

Sunday 6 August – Rewind North

CAPESTHORNE HALL, CHESHIRE, UK

Friday October 6 – Great Torrington, Devon

JOIN JHJ FOR AN INTIMATE EVENING OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC AT THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE

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PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY
DECEMBER 2017

To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December.
In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone.
'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols.
The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other.
However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017).
2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly).
Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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Johnny Hates Jazz

December 7, 2017, 7:00pm - December 7, 2017, 5:00pm

PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY DECEMBER 2017 To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December. In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols. The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other. However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering. Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017). 2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly). Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY
DECEMBER 2017

To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December.
In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone.
'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols.
The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other.
However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017).
2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly).
Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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Johnny Hates Jazz

December 6, 2017, 7:00pm - December 6, 2017, 5:00pm

PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY DECEMBER 2017 To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December. In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols. The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other. However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering. Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017). 2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly). Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY
DECEMBER 2017

To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December.
In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone.
'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols.
The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other.
However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017).
2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly).
Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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Johnny Hates Jazz

December 5, 2017, 7:00pm - December 5, 2017, 5:00pm

PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY DECEMBER 2017 To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December. In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols. The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other. However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering. Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017). 2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly). Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY
DECEMBER 2017

To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December.
In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone.
'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols.
The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other.
However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017).
2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly).
Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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Johnny Hates Jazz

December 4, 2017, 7:00pm - December 4, 2017, 5:00pm

PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY DECEMBER 2017 To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December. In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols. The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other. However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering. Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017). 2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly). Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY
DECEMBER 2017

To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December.
In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone.
'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols.
The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other.
However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering.
Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017).
2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly).
Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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Johnny Hates Jazz

December 3, 2017, 7:30pm - December 3, 2017, 4:30pm

PERFORMING DEBUT ‘TURN BACK THE CLOCK’ IN ITS ENTIRETY DECEMBER 2017 To celebrate 30 years as a band and release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Turn Back The Clock’, Johnny Hates Jazz have announced a full UK tour this December. In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz featuring Clark Datchler and Mike Nocito were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release — the other being ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ by The Sex Pistols. The band went their separate ways shortly afterwards, deciding to focus on other musical projects instead. In fact, over the next 20 years, they completely lost contact with one and other. However in 2010, original members Clark Datchler (lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player) and Mike Nocito (producer/engineer/ bass guitarist) decided to come back together to write, record and produce a brand new Johnny Hates Jazz album. At the same time, they began to perform live at international festivals. That album, titled 'Magnetized', was released in 2013, and the single of the same name became a huge radio hit in both the UK and Germany. Unfortunately, Clark collapsed in London shortly afterwards, and was diagnosed with a serious illness. All promotion came to an abrupt halt, and he spent much of the following year recovering. Fortunately, he made a full recovery and JHJ began to perform again at festivals in Europe and Asia. They toured the UK in 2016, appearing at theatres across the country. During this time, Clark also joined forced with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford to co-write the new Mike and The Mechanics album, ‘Let Me Fly’ (released on April 7th, 2017). 2017 has begun with JHJ being launched in China, with a remix of the track ‘Magnetized’ and a new video to accompany it. At the same time, Clark and Mike are back in the studio, recording new material (further details will be announced shortly). Their new UK tour sees Johnny Hates Jazz ending 2017 with a huge celebration of their seminal album ‘Turn Back The Clock’. Tickets go onsale Friday 14th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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Biography

Johnny Hates Jazz consists of singer-songwriter Clark Datchler (vocals, keyboards) and producer-engineer Mike Nocito (bass guitar). The band is best known for a cycle of hits in the late 1980’s, the most successful being “Shattered Dreams”.

Their musical roots go back to childhood. Clark’s father Fred was a member of two chart topping bands from the 1950’s, the Stargazers and the Polkadots. The Stargazers had the distinction of being the first British band ever to reach number 1 on the UK singles chart. As a member of the Polkadots, Fred sang backing vocals for the likes of the Beatles (“I Am The Walrus”), Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Petula Clarke. Mike hails from an American family based in Europe with the US armed forces. His mother was a singer in close-harmony group The Cactus Kids, performing for troops in Northern Europe.

This heritage paved the way for their future careers. Having been a singer, guitarist and keyboard player in numerous bands as a teenager, Clark released his first single on London indie soul label Bluebird Records at the age of 17, backed by members of reggae band Aswad. He went on to work with Rusty Egan of Visage, fusing electronic music with soul, and often performed  on the London club scene. He was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Music as a songwriter.

Mike also had a long history as a guitarist in school bands, having grown up alongside longtime friend and fellow-producer Phil Thornalley, as well as members of Katrina And The Waves. He became a highly-regarded recording engineer and worked with artists such as Pink Floyd, The Police, The Cure, Duran Duran and the Thompson Twins.

 

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Turn Back The Clock

Shattered Dreams

Don't Say It's Love

Heart Of Gold

I Don't Want To Be A Hero

Discography

Albums

Turn Back The Clock

Virgin1988

Tall Stories

Virgin1991

Magnetized

InterAction Music2013

 

 

Compilations

The Very Best Of Johnny Hates Jazz

Virgin1993

Johnny Hates Jazz ‎(CD | Comp)

Disky2000
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Singles

Me And My Foolish Heart

RAK1986

Turn Back The Clock

Virgin1987

I Dont Want To Be A Hero

Virgin1987

Shattered Dreams

Virgin

1987

Boy George - Johnny Hates Jazz - Keep Me In Mind
- Shattered Dreams 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1987

Pet Shop Boys - Johnny Hates Jazz - Its A Sin
- Shattered Dreams 7inch Promo WLbl

DJ Club Mix1987

Johnny Hates Jazz Feat. Bonnie Tyler
- I Dont Want To Be A Hero 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1987

Heart Of Gold Remix

Virgin1988

Dont Say Its Love

Virgin1988

Boy George - Johnny Hates Jazz - Live My Life
- Turn Back The Clock 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1988

Jermaine Stewart - Johnny Hates Jazz
- Say It Again - Heart Of Gold 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1988

Turn The Tide

Virgin1989

The Last To Know

Virgin1991

Let Me Change Your Mind Tonight

Virgin1991

Magnetized - CD - Single - Promo

InterAction Music2013

Lighthouse 3xFile - MP3 - Single - Germany only

InterAction Music2014

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