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"Letterboxes are very important to me" Nick Heyward Haircut 100 2022


Haircut 100 was a new British wave band formed in 1980 in Beckenham, London. The band was originally called "Neville and the Pimples," and its members included Nick Heyward (vocals, guitar), Les Nemes (bass), Graham Jones (guitar), Phil Smith (saxophone), Marc Fox (percussion), and Blair Cunningham (drums).

The band's first single, "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)," was released in 1981 and became a top 10 hit in the UK. The single was followed by their debut album, "Pelican West," which was also successful, reaching No. 2 in the UK album charts.

Haircut 100's music was known for its catchy pop hooks and jazzy influences, particularly for using the saxophone in many songs. Their music was part of the new wave movement of the early 1980s and was characterized by its upbeat, danceable sound.

The band released several other hit singles, including "Love Plus One," "Nobody's Fool," and "Fantastic Day," before Heyward left the band in 1983 to pursue a solo career. The band continued to release music under the name Haircut One Hundred, but they were not as successful without Heyward.

After a hiatus of over 20 years, Haircut 100 reformed in 2004 with Heyward back as the lead singer. They have since played many live shows and released some new music but have not achieved the same success as in the early 1980s. Despite this, they remain a beloved band from the new wave era, and their music continues to be enjoyed by fans worldwide.


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