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When Hayward was 15 he was able to afford a Gibson guitar and a Vox amplifier through performing with local Swindon groups in clubs and dance halls playing mostly Buddy Holly songs. One of Hayward’s early groups was All Things Bright, which opened for The Hollies and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes. At age 17, he signed a publishing contract as a songwriter with the skiffle artist and record producer Lonnie Donegan, a move Hayward later regretted as it meant the rights to all his songs written before 1974 would always be owned by Donegan’s Tyler Music. In 1965 he answered an advertisement in Melody Maker and auditioned as guitarist for Marty Wilde and he went on to work with Wilde and his wife in The Wilde Three.
Hayward is best known as songwriter, lead singer and guitarist in the rock band The Moody Blues.
Hayward was recently involved in the remastering of The Moody Blues back catalogue for Universal Music.
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