“Broken Heart University” is a musical project launched in 2018 by Tony Batty. Batty had been sitting on 4 decades’ worth of songwriting notebooks, and upon being introduced to Canadian singer/songwriter, Ashley Fayth, enlisted her help to put music to his lyrics.

Batty visited America for the first time in his 30s, and found himself on a musical journey that informed and inspired his own writing. From Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans, his love of Americana was firmly rooted in the styles of the southern and border states. Despite looking stateside for musical inspiration, Batty is a die-hard Everton FC and Lancashire CCC supporter and lives in Chester, England.

“Too Close to the Border” is the third collection of original songs to be released by Batty under the BHU alias, and features a vibrant and eclectic mix of styles that have inspired her through the years.

The Band

Music & Lyrics | TONY BATTY
Vocals & Guitar | ASHLEY FAYTH
Lead Guitar | CHRIS HARVEY
Percussion | DANIEL J. LOGAN