|Best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the legendary Moody Blues, Justin Hayward has penned and sang many of the group’s mega-hits including “Tuesday Afternoon”, “Ride My See-Saw”, “Question”, “The Story in Your Eyes”, “Your Wildest Dreams” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”. It was in 1966 when the British-born musician answered an ad in The Melody Maker for Eric Burdon and The Animals. This prompted Burdon to pass on Hayward’s letter and demo tape to The Moody Blues’ founding member Mike Pinder which then led to the beginning of an illustrious career spanning five decades with the band. Hayward’s “Fly Me High” was soon released as a Moody Blues single followed by the release of their ageless classic, “Nights in White Satin”.
He released his first solo album, Songwriter in 1977 followed by his collaboration with Jeff Wayne on The War of The Worlds project which brought Hayward a worldwide hit single with “Forever Autumn”. His most recent album, Spirits of the Western Sky was released last year and includes the track, “On the Road To Love” which he co-wrote and sang with Kenny Loggins. The album also features three country & bluegrass influenced songs. He has been honoured with several awards including the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award and the BASCA Gold Badge Award for Lifetime Achievement. Currently touring with The Moody Blues, Hayward will then be embarking on his solo tour which will include a one-night performance at the River Rock Casino Resort on June 13, 2014.