During 1987 to 1990 Austin Howard was an integral part of quirky and innovative UK-based British pop band Ellis, Beggs and Howard. As lead and lyricist, alongside his fellow cohorts, Howard went on to gain a modicum of success in Continental Europe supported by their debut album ‘Homelands’ Although ‘Homelands’ failed to ignite the consciousness’ of the UK buying public, it was their distinctive sounding first single ‘Big Bubbles, No Troubles’ which broached the UK charts peaking at Number 41.
Before Ellis, Beggs and Howard, Austin recorded a track with Stock Aitken Waterman in 1986. The song was released twice, 1986 and a remix in 1987 but unfortunately nether made the charts.
Nowadays Austin has numerous projects running parallel with one another. He is an in demand backing singer and has supplied vocals for various movie scores. Currently Austin is in the studio with good friend, music producer and former Central Line core member Steve Salvari working on his debut solo album.