The Howarth Foundation is delighted that Peter Howarth, lead singer of the legendary iconic pop/rock band the Hollies, has agreed to become an ambassador to the charity. Peter has worked with many artists, including Sir Cliff Richard and The Who as a touring and session musician and played Roy Orbison in the musical Only The Lonely at London’s Piccadilly and Whitehall Theatre’s to critical acclaim.
In 2005 he became the lead vocalist in The Hollies when the band’s original singer Allan Clarke retired. In addition to providing main vocals on the Hollies’ classic hits in live shows, Peter is well-known for his solo acoustic versions of “Here I Go Again”, the Bruce Springsteen song “Sandy”, and “I Can’t Tell the Bottom From the Top”. In 2014 he performed “He Ain’t Heavy – He’s My Brother” at Goodison Park to mark 25 years since the football disaster in Hillsborough. Peter said “When Andy approached me to become an ambassador it took absolutely no thinking about. I know the work that Andy and his team do and I am honoured to support such a cause. I live in London and see firsthand the plight of the genuinely homeless”
Andy Howarth the current CEO of the Foundation said “Peter is a fantastic bloke and has supported us for a few years in our fund raising efforts and we are often asked if we are related but I can confirm that, whilst we go back a long way, he ain’t heavy and he ain’t my brother”.
If you would like to know more about The Howarth Foundation, or get involved, please contact Andy on 01274 864999.