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Johnny Hates Jazz

Johnny Hates Jazz

Saturday 27th April

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'Turn Back the Clock' Anniversary Tour

The Concert

80s Legends Johnny Hates Jazz make their debut at Trading Boundaries with their 2024 'Turn Back the Clock' Anniversary tour.


Johnny Hates Jazz consists of Clark Datchler (songwriting, vocals, keyboards) and Mike Nocito (production, engineering, guitars). The band is best known for a cycle of hits in the late 1980s, the most successful being Shattered Dreams. Released in March 1987 it became a top 5 hit in the UK, throughout mainland Europe and Asia, and reached number 2 in Japan. This was followed by four other worldwide hits, being the anti-war anthem, I Don’t Want To Be A Hero, Turn Back The Clock (featuring Kim Wilde on backing vocals), Heart Of Gold and Don’t Say Its Love. In 1988, Shattered Dreams reached number 2 on the US Billboard chart, number 1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, and climbed to number 4 in Canada.

That same year, their album Turn Back The Clock entered the UK charts at number 1, selling over four million copies and going triple-platinum in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980s and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records to immediately go to the top of the charts upon its release (the other being by The Sex Pistols). Since then, Shattered Dreams has gone on to be played over 3.8 million times on US radio alone.

Johnny Hates Jazz parted ways at the height of their success, and were to be the last electronic band to emerge in the 1980’s. However, after many years of pursuing individual projects, Clark and Mike decided to reunite in 2010, resulting in the 2013 album Magnetized. From then until now, JHJ have performed extensively throughout the world with their live band, while at the same time Clark has co-written much of the new material for Mike + The Mechanics with Genesis legend Mike Rutherford.

In 2018, the band released a 30th Anniversary edition of Turn Back The Clock, which included brand new acoustic versions of every song on the album. Then in 2020, they released their most recent album Wide Awake. Over two years in the making, it saw Clark and Mike inspired by their musical roots growing up in the 1970’s. As a result, it is a mixture of soulful melodies, uplifting lyrics, and a positive energy that is present from start to finish.

In 2021, they toured the UK as special guests of Level 42, and are now performing at festivals throughout the UK and Ireland. 

2024 sees the Anniversary of 'Turn Back the Clock' with a new UK tour.

Events & Tickets

Dining Tickets:

Dining tickets include a table reservation for the evening and a delicious two course dinner. Upon arrival you will be shown to your table where you can enjoy dinner & drinks before kicking back to enjoy the show. There are always vegetarian/vegan options on the menu and we are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements - although we kindly ask (in the case of major allegies) that guest notify us in advance where possible.

Premium booths require a minumum of 4 persons and there is a small additional surcharge for booking. Contact our showroom on 01825 790 200 to learn more and make a reservation. All guest are welcome to explore the showrooms (which are open all evening) before and after dinner and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any questions you have or purchases you may wish to make. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times and pay attention to any one way systems arranged around the venue.

Standing Tickets:

Although we recommend dining tickets as the best way to experience our events, we also have limited room for standing guests at most shows. Due to the nature of our restaurant, standing guests are invited to use our bar and shopping areas until 30 minutes before the event. Standing guests are welcome to browse the Roger Dean Gallery, make use of the heated decking area and browse our showrooms until shortly before the show begins.Please note there is no allocated seating for standing guests.

Showtimes & Information:

Please note our doors open at 7pm. Tickets are non refundable however in the unlikely event a concert is cancelled, a refund will be offered or a credit note issued.

Unless otherwise stated all concerts will begin approx 8.45pm - 9pm and generally finish between 11.15pm and midnight.

Shows will usually consist of two 45 minute sets with a short 20 minute interval although this may vary between events. Please check the event specific information on your tickets after purchase.

Covid Safety - Concerts & Events

In line with the relaxation of Government guidelines we have made the following changes to our Events Policy. The measures below are for all of our upcoming events from 28 February 2022.

  • We encourage all guests to carry out a lateral flow test before attending any concerts at TB. In the unfortunate event of you, or one of your party, testing positive we will issue you with a credit note to use for further bookings!
  • Hand sanitiser will available at various locations around the venue and we encourage you to use it
  • Please support our staff by showing patience whenever queuing is required. We'll be trying our best to serve you as fast as possible!
  • Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or if you have been in contact with anyone with symptoms of Covid 19.
  • By purchasing this ticket and attending the event you are declaring that you do not have symptoms of Covid 19.


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