25th March 2017
Solo acoustic dates in Wales and Ireland have been added for May. Visit the live dates page for full details.
20th February 2017
Hugh has been confirmed for the Chichester Priory Park Festival on Saturday July 8th 2017. Book tickets here.
1st February 2017
Here are the This Time It's Personal links (previously on the homepage): Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell official store / This Time It's Personal CD (Amazon) / This Time It's Personal (iTunes)
15th December 2016
Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell will appear on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny at around 11.20pm on New Years Eve.
The new video for Donna is now available to watch below.
Listen back to Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell on the Steve Wright BBC Radio 2 show. The Interview is at 2 hours and 13 minutes.
22nd October 2016
This Time It’s Personal enters the Official Album Chart top 40.
19th October 2016
Listen back to Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell chat with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London on Friday 14th Nov at: 2.14mins.
This includes a play of Johnny Remember Me and Donna.
15th October 2016
Watch the new video for Johnny Remember Me.
“It's a mix of Spaghetti Western guitar twang and Cooper Clarke’s striking, unmistakable voice” says the NME. Watch Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell’s new video for Johnny Remember Me below.
14th October 2016
Hugh Cornwell and Dr John Cooper Clarke’s This Time It’s Personal is out today. They have recorded a special video to take us through This Time It's Personal, one track at a time. You can watch it here:
You can listen to this week’s interview on BBC 6 here
Get your copy from:
10th October 2016
Listen back to Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell perform a three track session live for BBC 6 Music. The session was aired on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on 10th October, and includes an interview with John and Hugh. Listen back here (1.08mins from when they join the show, 1.20mins for the first track "Spanish Harlem" - "Donna" at 1.37mins - "Love Potion #9" at 1.48mins).
22nd September 2016
Listen to Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh in conversation with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 from 1 hour 3 minutes in.
12th September 2016
Tickets are now on sale for Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell at Norwich Waterfront on 25 November 2016. Visit the live dates page for full details.
9th September 2016
Hugh and Dr. John Cooper Clarke will be live on the Danny Baker BBC Radio 5 Live show on Saturday 10th September at 10am.
Hugh & Dr John Cooper Clarke will be performing songs from This Time It’s Personal, live from BBC Radio 6 Music's Salford studio, on 10th October for #6MusicLive.
You can now pre-order an exclusive signed copy of ‘This Time It’s Personal’ from the official store: Numbers are extremely limited.
1st September 2016
Did you hear Radcliffe & Maconie premiere the new track from Hugh and Dr John Cooper Clarke, Johnny Remember Me on BBC Radio 6 Music? If you missed it you can listen back to the show here: http://bbc.in/2cbtczX
Get Johnny Remember Me instantly when you pre-order ‘This Time It’s Personal’ on iTunes.
You’ll also get Dr John & Hugh’s rendition of the Jimmy Webb classic, MacArthur Park.
If you haven’t done so already, make sure you head over to the official Vevo channel, where you can see the full video of MacArthurPark in all its glory! http://smarturl.it/MacParkVevo
Pre-order This Time It’s Personal on iTunes
Pre-order This Time It’s Personal on Amazon
Make sure you sign-up to get all of the exclusive news on This Time It’s Personal, including videos, competitions & ticket info from Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell: http://smarturl.it/JCCHCsub
17th August 2016
18th July 2016
To celebrate the release of the new album This Time It’s Personal, Dr John Cooper Clarke and
Hugh Cornwell have announced a UK tour for November and December 2016, performing across some of the UK’s major cities.
Sat 26 November – Cambridge Junction
Tue 29 November – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Wed 30 November – Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 01 December – Birmingham O2 Institute
Sat 03 December – Manchester O2 Ritz
Thu 08 December – Sheffield Leadmill
Fri 09 December – Glasgow O2 ABC
Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 22nd July, find out how to get early pre-sale access here: http://smarturl.it/JCCHC_d2
Watch Hugh and Dr. John Cooper Clarke performing ‘MacArthur Park’ on Guardian music.
13th July 2016
Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell will be releasing their new album “This Time It’s Personal” on October 14th. Featuring classic tracks that Hugh and esteemed poet Dr. John Cooper Clarke grew up listening to, the album is the surprising duo’s first collaboration.
The album, which features ten hand-picked songs reflecting the pair's shared love of classic American and British pop they grew up with, has a knockout punchline. With not a spoken word in sight by Dr Clarke, nor a distinctive growling Cornwell vocal, “This Time It’s Personal” (produced by Hugh) announces John's debut, at the age of 67, as a lead vocalist, with Hugh playing all guitars.
After meeting a few times over the years on the punk circuit, Hugh had a brainwave: “I was drunk one night, and I was listening to 'MacArthur Park' by Richard Harris, and I suddenly got this bizarre idea in my head, I suppose because I'd just had dinner with John a couple of weeks before. I thought 'Wouldn't it be weird, John with his very distinctive voice doing that song? ' So I rang him up and said 'Would you be interested in doing it?' and he said 'Yeah, sure, why not?’”
With tracks by the likes of Lieber & Stoller, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Nelson, Richie Valens and Conway Twitty, “This Time It’s Personal” sees the duo paying their respects to the music that had played such a part in their musical coming of age.
Pre-order from the Official Store and get early access to future UK live dates.
Pre-order “This Time It’s Personal” on Amazon here.
Make sure you sign-up to get all of the exclusive news on “This Time It’s Personal”, including videos, competitions & ticket info from Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell: http://smarturl.it/JCCHCsub
2nd June 2016
Hugh and band will be appearing at the Always The Sun Festival, Guildford on September 11th 2016. Visit the live dates page for full details.
23rd May 2016
Hugh and band will be appearing at The Tivoli in Buckley on September 1st 2016. Visit the live dates page for full details.
9th May 2016
Hugh Cornwell - Live at the Vera is being re-released via Burning Shed.
Live at the Vera is a double gatefold CD recorded live at The Vera in Groningen, Holland. The album features the entire Totem & Taboo and No More Heroes albums performed live. The reissue contains new packaging and artwork.
1st May 2016
A new interview with Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring) talking about his favourite film music, is available on Soundtraxfm.
28th April 2016
Hugh and band will be appearing at the Off The Tracks Festival in Derbyshire in September. Visit the live dates page for full details.
28th March 2016
Hugh and band will headline the Smoked & Uncut Festival at The Pig near Bath on Saturday 23rd July 2016, tickets on sale now. Visit the live dates page for full details.
2nd March 2016
Hugh and band are performing at the Summer Days Festival at Clitheroe Castle on Friday July 8th 2016. Visit the live dates page for full details.
5th February 2016
Hugh is playing a series of acoustic shows in Ireland in May. Tickets are on sale from Monday 8 January 2016. Visit the live dates page for full details.
19th January 2016
Watch Land of a Thousand Kisses from Hugh’s Anthology DVD. The DVD is available from Hugh’s online store on Burning Shed.
20th December, 2015
Hugh’s acoustic Anthology DVD is available to buy from Burning Shed. The DVD was filmed and recorded at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen in December 2013, and features a song from every Stranglers studio album up to 1990 and a song from every Hugh Cornwell studio album.
View the full track-listing and buy the DVD on the Burning Shed website.
13th December, 2015
Hugh has made the draw for The Stranglers and Friends poster - watch the draw here. The winning number was 211 and has been claimed. Well done Richard!
7th November, 2015
Hugh has confirmed a solo acoustic show in Belgium on Dec 8th 2015. Visit the live dates page for full details.
21st October, 2015
Hugh will be releasing a UK Limited Edition of the DVD Anthology for sale on the Acoustic tour.
This performance was filmed at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on the last acoustic tour in December 2013.
Each copy of the DVD will have a personally numbered sticker and that number will go into a raffle to win an original copy of the poster (pictured below), advertising the charity cricket match in 1979: The Stranglers and Friends versus the Media. Measuring 30" x 20" the Poster will be personally signed by Hugh.
"I put the cricket match idea together with Alan Edwards and I drew the poster design. This is, I think, a particularly valuable and rare piece of memorabilia." Hugh Cornwell
To find out the winning number, fans will need to log in to Hugh's website/social media any time on or after December 14th and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to photograph/scan the winning number and send their address for the print to be sent.
No More Heroes
Nice ‘n' Sleazy
Midnight Summer Dream
Out Of My Mind
Story Of He And She
The Big Sleep
Land Of A Thousand Kisses
Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge
I Want One Of Those
Catalogue number HISDVD1
14th October, 2015
Hugh has confirmed a band show in Paris in December - visit the live dates page for details.
Hugh's compilation album The Fall and Rise Of Hugh Cornwell is released on Friday 16th October 2015 - visit the album page for full details.
9th October, 2015
Listen to Hugh performing acoustic versions of Break of Dawn and Golden Brown on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends online. You can listen to the whole show on 10 October 2015 at 6.15pm GMT, or listen online shortly after broadcast.
Updated UK release date for The Fall and Rise Of Hugh Cornwell - the CD is still released on October 16th 2015, with the vinyl now available from November 6th 2015.
22nd July, 2015
Hugh has released a compilation of his first six solo albums, titled The Fall and Rise Of Hugh Cornwell on Invisible Hands Music, with a CD release on October 16th 2015, and a vinyl release following on November 6th 2015. The tracks are remastered and the CD / digital version of the album includes a new studio recording of Live It And Breathe It.
The tracklisting is:
Leave Me Alone (from Hi Fi)
Beat Of My Heart (from Hooverdam)
Hot Cat On A Tin Roof (from Wired)
Break Of Dawn (from Wolf)
Under Her Spell (from Beyond Elysian Fields)
First Bus To Babylon (from Wired)
Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge (from Hooverdam)
Lay Back On Me Pal (from Hi Fi)
One Burning Desire (from Guilty)
Cadiz (from Beyond Elysian Fields)
Long Dead Train (from Guilty)
Getting Involved (from Wolf)
Live It And Breathe It (New studio recording on the CD & digital version)
14th June, 2015
Watch an in-depth interview with Hugh - recorded backstage at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. Hugh was interviewed by Jason Reed of Channel 2 California.
7th June, 2015
Visit the live dates page for details of Hugh's November acoustic tour. Tickets are on-sale now.
30th May, 2015
"To coincide with the start of the North American tour, I'd like to share the complete 'Bad Vibrations' film. I hope you enjoy it.' Hugh Cornwell
21st May, 2015
RIP Darius Minwalla
"Although Darius only came into my life in the last few years, I was able to appreciate the wonderful feeling he spread around the people he knew. He was sincere, sensitive, respectful and above all, very positive.
He was a joy to work with and I can say I felt extremely fortunate to know him. Steve and I will miss him onstage."
Hugh Cornwell May 21st 2015.
15th May, 2015
Hugh will be taking part in Sunshine Of Your Love - a concert celebrating the life & music of Jack Bruce, at The Roundhouse on Saturday 24th October 2015.
The show also features Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson, Phil Manzanera and many more artists. Tickets are available from the Gigs and Tours website.
21st December, 2014
Listen to a new exclusive interview with Ken Loach on Soundtraxfm.
20th November, 2014
Listen to two tracks from Hugh Cornwell - Live at the Vera below.
3rd November, 2014
Listen to Hugh talking about Arnold Drive, in a new interview with Jim Drury.
Arnold Drive, is available to buy on Amazon.
19th October, 2014
RTV Radio in the Netherlands have uploaded video footage of Hugh performing seven songs live in their studio. View the songs on Hugh's YouTube channel.
1st September, 2014
Hugh's new novel, Arnold Drive, is available to buy on Amazon.
10th August, 2014
Watch Hugh's new video for Gods Guns And Gays from his latest album Totem & Taboo.
14th April, 2014
A new show on SoundtraxFM - take a journey to the world of Fantasy Soundtracks.
17th March, 2014
Hugh is now endorsed by Hofner Guitars.
22nd February, 2014
Listen (or download) an interview Hugh gave to KRUU FM.
21st February, 2014
A new show on SoundtraxFM - a collection of music from Bond, Harry Palmer & Maxwell Smart movies through the ages.
3rd February, 2014
Watch the video for I Want One Of Those from Totem & Taboo below.
Further videos can be found on Hugh's Vimeo channel.
29th January, 2014
Listen to a four song live session and interview, recorded in December, with NYC's Breakthru radio. You can also watch a video of Hugh and the band performing God is a Woman in Breakthru's studio.
21st December, 2013
Download Fearless radio's recent interview with Hugh, as a podcast.
15th December, 2013
Hugh and the band appeared on the Artie Lange show on 9 Dec 2013. You can watch some of Hugh's performances on the show on YouTube - with live performances of In the Dead of Night and God is a Woman, plus the full interview with Hugh.
4th December, 2013
Sound Trax FM is an online streamed radio station dedicated to bringing you the best movie music from the golden era of Hollywood right up to the present. For current shows please visit www.soundtraxfm.com.
"The combination of sound and vision in film is a powerful and influential cultural force in the modern world. Who can forget the moment Judy Garland sings "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" in "The Wizard of OZ" or the sound of "Born to Be Wild" blasting out in the opening credits of "Easy Rider"? The importance of music in film cannot be over estimated. I have been fascinated by it my whole life and I hope that Sound Trax FM will further your interest in music and film too"
4th December, 2013
Read Hugh's review of the film Gravity on the Something You Said blog.
6th November, 2013
Hugh's God is a Woman video is now available to watch on Vimeo.
21st October, 2013
Hugh Cornwell has released the God is a Woman EP in digital format.
The tracklisting is:
God is a Woman
Golden Brown (Mariachi Mexteca Feat. Hugh Cornwell)
English Towns (live)
Buy the EP on iTunes UK and iTunes USA - for other countries, visit the God is a Woman page.
Watch the video for the EP version of Golden Brown below, and share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Please note that this version contains the full mastered audio with the video for the first time.
26th September, 2013
Are you interested in Film Soundtrack Music? Then head over to http://soundtraxfm.com/.
11th July, 2013
Louder Than War have got an exclusive of the new Hugh Cornwell video, God is a Woman, from Hugh's latest album, Totem & Taboo. Please be aware the video clip contains images of full frontal nudity.
Louder Than War have also interviewed Hugh about the video.
24th June, 2013
Totem & Taboo was released on June 25th 2013 on Red River Entertainment, distributed by RED/SONY in the US and Canada.
8th May, 2013
Hugh Cornwell explores the silence on 'In the Dead of Night' - Hugh appears in Rolling Stone online, with a stream of the final track on Totem & Taboo.
22nd April, 2013
Hugh has completed a publishing arrangement with Unbound for his second novel, Arnold Drive.
10th April, 2013
Hugh has contributed lyrics and lead vocal to A Night To Remember on legendary Berlin Techno artist Westbam’s new album, Götterstrasse, released on April 26th 2013. Full tracklisting and pre order details are available on Amazon Germany.
23rd December, 2012
Hugh Cornwell live in LA to stream or purchase on iTunes
A show recorded in LA is currently available to stream on Moshcam. You can watch an interview with Hugh and then watch the full show, which features Clem Burke on drums.
The concert can be purchased via iTunes - in audio and video formats. Outside of the UK, log into the iTunes store and search for Hugh Cornwell.
12th October, 2012
A range of new Totem & Taboo merchandise is available in the new Hugh Cornwell online store. The store is maintained by the online music retailer, Burning Shed.