Howard Devoto

Real Name:
Howard Andrew Trafford
British vocalist and song writer.

Born in Scunthorpe in 1952, he was brought up in Nuneaton and Leeds and went to Leeds Grammar School. He later studied at Bolton Institute of Technology where he met Pete Shelley. They co-founded Buzzcocks in 1976, with Devoto leaving the group just before the release of their Spiral Scratch EP. He went on to form Magazine who were active from 1978-1981. After Magazine broke up, Devoto left the music industry, eventually getting a job at the Network photographic agency in London, where he would stay for 16 years. In 2002 Devoto reunited with Pete Shelley releasing material under the name ShelleyDevoto. After being dormant for nearly three decades, Magazine performed a series of gigs in 2009.


V 2272 Howard Devoto - Jerky Versions Of The Dream album art Howard Devoto Jerky Versions Of The Dream (Album) Virgin V 2272 UK 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ORG-1 Howard Devoto - Spiral Scratch album art Buzzcocks With Howard Devoto Buzzcocks With Howard Devoto - Spiral Scratch (EP) New Hormones ORG-1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VS 598-12 Howard Devoto - Rainy Season album art Howard Devoto Rainy Season (Single) Virgin VS 598-12 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VS 62412 Howard Devoto - Cold Imagination album art Howard Devoto Cold Imagination (Single) Virgin VS 62412 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
HDF 001 Howard Devoto - Talks Buzzcocks album art Howard Devoto Talks Buzzcocks(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num) Late For The Real World HDF 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version


WIRED 11+ Howard Devoto - Via Sacra album art Dave Formula + Howard Devoto Dave Formula + Howard Devoto - Via Sacra(DVD, Promo) Wire-Sound WIRED 11+ UK 2010 Sell This Version


none Howard Devoto - Railings album art Mansun / Devoto* Mansun / Devoto* - Railings(CDr) Parlophone none UK 1998 Sell This Version