Tour Dates

Friday 19 May – Hilversum, Holland

STICHTING PODIUM DE VORSTIN, HILVERSUM, HOLLAND  

Saturday 27 May – Mello Festival

THROCKMORTON AIRFIELD, NR EVESHAM, WORCESTERSHIRE, UK

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

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Aloha on another sunny day in Londinium!
Now for me, this track is one of the most important records of the 1980's. It is a classic combination of great melody, profoundly relevant lyric and fantastic arrangement. It influenced me greatly. Ironically, many years later, I ended up co-writing most of the brand new Mike + The Mechanics Official album, 'Let Me Fly'! I am going to see Mike Rutherford and co tonight at the Royal Albert Hall, and join them for a drink afterwards. Then tomorrow, I'll be with them for the official album launch - on my birthday, of all days. Life is full of cycles and circles....
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Hola from sunny London! Next in my 80's chart is one of the best rock tracks of the decade. Once again, Canada delivers - this time with
Bryan Adams . What a songwriter, what a voice! Like if you agree, and seek solace in a windswept monastery if you don't. Or just disagree with me - either one is OK. CD
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Me and Mikey N are looking forward to performing at the GreenTec Awards on May 12th! It is the 10th anniversary of the awards, and they have grown from humble beginnings to becoming one of the biggest environmental events in the world. Here we are with our good friends and GTA founders, Marco Voigt (right) and Sven Kruger. Mike is on the far left in a dashing man-about-town grey suit, and I'm in between Marco and Sven, wearing my trademark 'rebel' tight black jeans. No wonder they want us back for more!!!! CD ... See MoreSee Less

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Greetings! Next up on my JHJ Best Of The 80's Chart is a record that sounds amazing to this day, from Chaka Khan and Rufus. You can really hear the influence of early electronic music being embraced by the soul world, here. What a combination! I had the good fortune of working with Rufus' drummer, JR Robinson, on 'Raindance' - a great player and also a great guy. Like if you agree, and do some soul-searching if you don't. CD ... See MoreSee Less

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Buenas Dias! Next up in my 'JHJ Best Of The 80's Chart' is the one and only Depeche Mode. Many of you will have your own personal favourites - possibly with the word 'personal' in the title. This, however, is mine. Like if you agree, or go stand in the corner if you don't. CD ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Music Videos

Magnetized

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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