Artist Spotlight: Ian Brown

Warrington’s very own legend Ian Brown will be headlining NBHD Weekender on Saturday 23rd May, and we couldn’t be happier to have him!
Brown stormed onto the Madchester scene as the lead vocalist of The Stone Roses, obtaining multiple Platinum records with the alt-rock group. Known for such hits as ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ and ‘I Am The Ressurection’, The Stone Roses have gone on to become on of the most iconic British bands in history, with Brown’s vocals at the forefront.
Since their first hiatus in 1996, he has released seven solo albums: Unfinished Business (1998), Golden Greats (1999), Music of the Spheres (2001), Solarized (2004), The World Is Yours (2007), My Way (2009) and Ripples (2019). ‘Whispers’, taken from Music of the Spheres was awarded Best Single at the Muso Awards in 2002, while Louder Than War named his debut solo single ‘My Star’ “a drop dead classic” and named it his best song to date.
His most recent release, Ripples, was released in February and fans declared it as being worth the nine year wait. The Guardian rated it 4/5, stating “it’s a beguiling, often beautiful album that quietly but purposefully announces his return to the fray, as ever, on his own terms.”, while NME complimented his vocal growth: “On the acoustic busker tune ‘Breathe And Breathe Easy’, his voice sound stronger than ever: a steely Mancunian bellow that also harks to Lennon’s vocal runs.”
With almost 30 years of live experience behind him, Brown has mastered his on-stage presence and performed to over 240,000 people across four sold out nights at Manchester Etihad stadium in recent years with The Stone Roses, as well as sold out seven UK tours!