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November 19th in more detail

Imagine a night that brings together the following:

  • The best up and coming live bands in the country.
  • A movie inspired by  rock and roll musicals, 70’s exploitation, caper & race flicks, and slams them together with Wacky Races and Tex Avery – featuring performances from all the bands in the movie.
  • A live goddamn carnival with stilt walkers, freaks, magicians, fire breathers, and oh so much more.

This is The Carny Ball.  And you should be there.



November 19th – a new show with Jimmy Lightfoot, Lovecraft and Zombina!

Tickets available NOW!

TRASHED music promo


Video for our latest single, available from iTunes:​HBTNalbum  – part of our new show, launching NOVERMBER 19th!
> Directed, shot, edited and effected (in 3 days, no-less) by Doctor Captain Lee Isserow –
> Lyrics and vocals by Laird Howard Ashley Storey
> Music by Julian Walker, Geoff Clout, Lee Merrill, Ged Crefin, Joe Robinson.
>Starring: Howard Storey, Jezebele Halewood-Leagas, Roxie Moon-Unit, Johnny Sands, Rachel Andrew & Lee Isserow






Our brand new show has been launched!

Last night’s debut of PROJECT I.ON at The Kazimier was a spectacular success.

Check back here, or join our Facebook group for upcoming tour dates – and every Thursday we’ll be releasing brand new videos and excerpts from the live show!

Tickets for our April 1st show now on sale!

Buy them HERE!

Entrance to the greatest show on earth (occurring on April 1st) is only £5, or just £7 with a HBTN album!

Hello, I’m Howard Storey

After discovering this wonderful video online…

… we decided to make our own:



New show on the horizon

Oh yes indeed.

We’ve been writing and recording new songs, so our brand new show’s been a little bit delayed – but now we finally have a date!

The show debuts in spring;  April 1st. The Kazimier. Liverpool.


More dates to follow.

We be pimped!

Click Liverpool, and Object Of Dreams have all been kind enough to pimp our November 27th show.

News on the January 2011 show should be coming in soon…


** updated – November 25th **

Liverpool Confidential have also pimped out the show and we’ve been featured in the Best Of Liverpool 2010 magazine.


Next show: NOVEMBER 27th – STATIC GALLERY, Liverpool


This is the last chance to catch Howard Be Thy Name in 2010 before our spectacular new show at The Kazimier in January!

More information at

HBTN has a shiny new Facebook group

Oh yes indeed. We’re posting many a thing to Facebook.

Join the group to keep up to date with the latest events, exclusive videos, images and so forth.

Project O.R. live show DVD coming soon….

Oh yes!

For those of you who didn’t make it to the show – and for those of you who want to relive the magnificence of Project O.R. Phase One, the live DVD is coming in the next few weeks.

The DVD will have a number of special features, including 8 of the music videos, and the ability to watch specific elements of the show individually so you can take it all in.

More news soon!

Two albums now available!

The Project O.R. visual album and Howard Be Thy Name audio album are now available!

Project O.R. features visuals of 8 songs from the live show.

Howard Be Thy Name includes four tracks from the live show, and  seven additional songs.

Both are available from HERE for just £7 including p&p  – or £7.99 on iTunes!

Some PR goodness – and just in time for the show!

Thanks to all at Purple Revolver.

Full lineup!

September 11th. The Kazimier.

9pm – doors open, A/V Maria sets the scene.

930pm – Lee McPherson serenades with songs old and new.

1015pm – Moa, the lord and mast or hypnofolk unleashes his lyrical loveliness.

11pm – Howard Be Thy Name takes the stage.

1202pm – Sir Toots Brown takes the stage, delving into the night with music from across time and space.

Hope to see you there!

Little bit of press attention.

Thanks to the lovely people at Object Of Dreams.

More line-up confirmed

Yes indeed.

More DJing will be provided by Sir Toots Brown – playing many musics until the night draws to a close.

The full line-up should be confirmed in the next day or two.

Both albums now available for pre-order!

Not only is September 11th the release date of the self-titled Howard Be Thy Name album – it’s also the launch of the Project O.R. visual album – a stand alone collection of HBTN songs, with spectacular visuals only featured in the live show and on this DVD.

Both the Howard Be Thy Name CD album and Project O.R. DVD visual album can be preordered from Opiate of the People Films – not only will every preorderd disc be signed by the man himself, but if you buy in advance, the albums will be delivered to your door on the day of release!


The Project O.R. launch is now on Facebook – why not pop along and invite everyone you know to come too!

Tickets now on sale!

Advance tickets for our September 11th launch show are now available from The Kazimier‘s website.

Come join Howard and a plethora of special guests at the live extravaganza celebrating the launch of both the Howard Be Thy Name CD album, and the Project O.R. visual album!

Booking in advance saves you £2 off the door price, and demand is high, so get them while you can!

More line-up confirmed!

In addition to Digital DJ A/V Maria kicking off the night, we can now confirm that the Lord and Master of Hypnofolk himself, Moa will be supporting our main feature.

Few words can describe the music of Moa, but the Edinburgh Journal does a fairly good attempt: “Extravagant praise it may appear, but the guitar playing of Moa is truly astonishing…  A quick glance around discovers awe pervading the room, jaws dropping, and bodies being repositioned to get a better view.

Further acts still TBC.

5 weeks and 1 day to launch…

Yes indeedy, we’ve got  just over five weeks left until the audiovisual extravaganza will explode before your very eyes at the Kazimier!

Trailer and poster art to come in forthcoming days….

Line-up soon to be announced

So far we can confirm that digital DJ “A/V Maria” will be warming up as the night kicks off.

More acts to be confirmed…

A post-launch plan has emerged…

We’ve devised a way by which the unlucky people who can’t make the Kazimier show can get to experience a fraction of the spetacularity that they would have otherwise missed on the 11th.

Opiate Films @ Make Art Studios will be hosting a scaled-down version of the show as their Biennial installation from September 18th – November 27th.

Show times to be confirmed.

We have a launch date!

After a week or two of trying to get the perfect date at the Kazimier, we’ve been given the 11th of September for our night of brain-breaking wonderment.

Oh yes.