Tour Dates

Bridlington Spa

Bridlington, Sat 6th August

Jack Up The 80s

Isle Of Wight, Sat 13th August

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Hello all, JHJ on the way to Isle of Wight "Jack up The 80's" today at 3.30pm. See you all there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good to play Bridlington Spa last night! You were a grand audience, not to mention sun, sea, fish & chips and all. Looking forward to Jack Up The 80's on the Isle of Wight next Saturday.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello everyone, JHJ are rehearsing and getting ready for this coming Saturday, 6 August, in Bridlington Spa. Hope to see you all there. JHJ HQ ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Music Videos


Turn Back The Clock

Shattered Dreams

Don't Say It's Love

Heart Of Gold

I Don't Want To Be A Hero



Turn Back The Clock Virgin 1988
Tall Stories Virgin 1991
Magnetized InterAction Music 2013



The Very Best Of Johnny Hates Jazz Virgin 1993
Johnny Hates Jazz ‎(CD | Comp) Disky 2000
JHJ Mag Photo


Me And My Foolish Heart RAK 1986
Turn Back The Clock Virgin 1987
I Don't Want To Be A Hero Virgin 1987
Shattered Dreams Virgin 1987
Boy George / Johnny Hates Jazz – Keep Me In Mind / Shattered Deams ‎(7" Jukebox) Virgin 1987
Pet Shop Boys / Johnny Hates Jazz – It's A Sin / Shattered Dreams ‎(7" Promo W/Lbl) D.J. Mix Club 1987
Johnny Hates Jazz Feat. Bonnie Tyler – I Don't Want To Be A Hero (7" Jukebox) Virgin 1987
Heart Of Gold (Remix) Virgin 1988
Don't Say It's Love Virgin 1988
Boy George / Johnny Hates Jazz – Live My Life / Turn Back The Clock ‎(7" Jukebox) Virgin 1988
Jermaine Stewart / Johnny Hates Jazz – Say It Again / Heart Of Gold ‎(7" Jukebox) Virgin 1988
Turn The Tide Virgin 1989
The Last To Know Virgin 1991
Let Me Change Your Mind Tonight Virgin 1991
Magnetized ‎(CD | Single | Promo) InterAction Music 2013
Lighthouse ‎(3xFile | MP3 | Single) (Germany only) InterAction Music 2014


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