Win Tickets ($100): Justin Hayward @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Mike Dawes, Rock n Roll, Classic Rock, Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Justin Hayward @ Aladdin Theater on June 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 9.

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Justin Hayward @ Aladdin TheaterJustin Hayward
June 10, 2014
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $49.50 ADV / $50 Doors | Under 21 OK w/ guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Justin Hayward was born on 14th October 1946 in the house next door to his grandfather’s in Dean Street, Swindon, Wiltshire. He was educated at Shrivenham School, Berkshire, and Commonweal Grammar School, Swindon, where he gained five ‘O’-Level passes.

From the age of 5 he enjoyed singing and inherited his grandfather’s collection of 78s when he was 6, which opened up the magical world of music to him. He had a few piano lessons at 7, learned to play the ukulele at 9 and with help from his parents and hire purchase, Justin had achieved his ambition of owning a guitar by the age of 10.

Whilst still at school, Justin played in youth clubs and in back rooms of pubs around Swindon, starting in the late ’50s with his group The Woodpeckers, then with The Satellites, The Rebels Rock Group, The Off-Beats, The Whispers and All Things Bright.

In 1965 Justin answered an advertisement in “The Melody Maker” and found himself one-third of The Wilde Three with Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce, appearing on stage at the London Palladium in April of that year. He recorded two singles with The Wilde Three – JUST AS LONG/SINCE YOU’VE GONE and I CRIED/WELL WHO’S THAT – before branching out on his own and recording two solo singles in 1965/1966 – LONDON IS BEHIND ME/DAY MUST COME and I CAN’T FACE THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU/I’LL BE HERE TOMORROW. To this day, he credits Marty Wilde as having encouraged him to always write and sing his own material.

Soon after the release of his solo singles, Justin answered another Melody Maker advertisement which led, in the Summer of 1966, to his letter and songs being passed on to Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues by Eric Burdon of The Animals, so beginning a famous and acclaimed 40-year career with the group, which started with the recording of Justin’s FLY ME HIGH as a Moody Blues single which was followed within a year by the release of his song NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN.

In March 1997 Justin was honoured with the ultimate accolade when he was the chosen subject for “This Is Your Life”; an overdue recognition for a lifetime’s work.

In 2001 Justin was given the prestigious Golden Note Award from ASCAP, and in 2002 he recorded “On The Road” as part of Alan Simon’s “Gaia” project (The Charter for Environmental Planetary Urgency) which premiered on stage with Justin, Billy Preston, Jeremy Spencer and Heather Small at Midem in 2003.

In 2004, between Moodies’ tours, Justin again performed as part of the “Gaia” group for “Art On Ice” in Zurich.

In 2006/7 and 8 he has enjoyed great success with his part in “Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds” live stage show in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

As well as being vocalist and lead guitarist for The Moody Blues and pursuing a successful solo career, Justin also enjoys the challenge of working with other artists.

Mike Dawes
Mike Dawes is hailed as one of the world’s finest young fingerstyle guitarists and performers.

His acclaimed solo music, littered with nuances and micro-techniques, has seen him tour almost every continent on the planet. He has recorded with and sessioned for multiple grammy award-wining artists, appeared on film soundtracks and adverts, as well as achieving viral YouTube hits in the millions. Additionally, Mike currently tours as Justin Hayward’s lead guitar player, performing Moody Blues classics throughout the USA.

‘He’s exceptional, I know you’re going to love him’ – Justin Hayward

”Amazing Guitarist’ – MSN News

Since Mike Dawes released his debut single with Candyrat records in June 2012, his international profile has exploded. The young performers’ virtuoso style, littered with subtle nuances and micro-techniques has earned the 24 year old Brit massive international critical acclaim.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($100): Justin Hayward @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Mike Dawes, Rock n Roll, Classic Rock, Pop

  1. Tim May 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    Moody Blues was a great band but I would also really like to hear Justin’s solo stuff.

    Concert tickets, your treat?

    • Jailey June 11, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      My goodness…The morning after and I’m still reeling from how amazing this concert was. What a pleasure to be there, so up close and personal compared to the large Moody Blues concerts I’ve been to. Absolutely stellar Justin Hayward and perfect pairing with Mike Dawes as well. A-mazing!

  2. Stephen May 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Wow, this looks awesome. And the Aladdin is always great fun. Please choose me!

  3. Roger May 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    A legend! And he still has the vocals to perform well live. Would love to see this one. Thank you for the chance!!

  4. lynnette conkel May 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Super duper love the Aladdin Theater for shows, and we would love to see this one !!!!

    My daughter and I would be sitting fron t and center for this one !

  5. Yume May 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Looks like a good show!

  6. Linda May 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    This would make for a nice Tuesday evening.

  7. Fenner Brownell May 29, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Never “just” a singer in a rock and roll band…Justin was the vioice of my generation. I could listen to him on a Tuesday afternoon, or any other day of the week. What a fantastic way for my wife and I to celebrate our 31rst anniversary.

  8. Nadine May 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Of course we loved him in the Moody Blues, but when Justin Hayward broke away with John Lodge to do their own album as “The Blue Jays” it was amazing. I listened to that album over and over and it was the classic Hayward/Lodge sound – in fact, I just played The Blue Jays for a friend and he was blown away. Would love to see Justin – have so much respect for all of his work.

    • Jailey June 11, 2014 at 9:36 am #

      @ Nadine Totally agree with you there. Moodies stuff is amazing but the Blue Jays album is off the charts in my book and definitely one of my favorites of all time.

  9. Chris May 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Would love to have an opportunity to attend Justin’s concert!

  10. Lee May 29, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    It’s not the way that you say it,
    when you tell me what will be
    It’s the way that you mean it
    when you give me tickets that are FREE!

  11. roy nifoussi May 30, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    live music is always great. It could be made better only by winning free tickets

  12. Dave G. May 30, 2014 at 12:43 am #

    This is right up my alley.. I have loved this music my whole life, and would be honored to get to attend.

  13. James May 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    WOW. To be able to see Mr. Hayward in such an intimate environment would be awesome. He and his band have been a huge influence in my life for a looooong time.


  14. Tami Colpitts June 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    Pick me…. I would love to go.

  15. Aaron June 6, 2014 at 3:11 am #

    British guitar invasion? It’s gotta be good!

  16. Jenelle Taylor June 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Because it would be amazing!

  17. Lisa June 7, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Although I didn’t enjoy his music in my youth I certainly appreciate it now and would love to go to the concert!

  18. Tasha June 9, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    Yes, please!

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