If you were into the alternative scene of the 1980s, there was no way you could have missed Howard Jones. This was a huge hit single from a 1984 multi-platinum album.
One of the cool things about Howard was how deep he was into the cutting-edge technology of the day. Back when MIDI gear, sequencers and samplers were very temperamental, he boldly went where few musician dared tread. I remember seeing him up close at the old Kingswood Music Theatre sometime in the late 80s and marveling at how he conducted his one man uber-electronic orchestra.
‘Course, what he required a mountain of gear to accomplish back then can be handled by a simple smart phone app. Which brings me to this.
Jones has a new free smart phone app that will go along with his new multi-media project he calls ENGAGE. The London premiere happens February 20. So what’s the deal? Watch.