11/01/15…Happy New Year!…music review of 2014, picture blog.

Belated Happy New Year everyone…had meant to get this up in late December, but as you’ll see at the bottom, I had mitigating circumstances for the delay…anyway, what a brilliant year 2014 was (that is, until right up till Dec 12!)…thought I’d let 15 pics do most of the talking (most of them have been on Facebook, so apologies if you’ve seen them before):

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Pic 1/  My album “The Last Mad Surge of Youth” finally came out, only 6 years after the debut (hey, I like to take my time and get it right!), … Continue reading

10/12/14 Update…. DVD launch gigs

“Settle Down”, live 21 track DVD to be released in Feb (launch gigs: Feb 27, Feb 28th).

“Settle Down”, The Live DVD that we shot at Settle Victoria Hall earlier in the year is nearly ready, just missed Christmas tho’…prospective release date is Feb 14th (these release dates aren’t just thrown together y’know!) and, yes, it does contain a live version of Valentine Song!..The DVD will be available on this website.Settle Down snip

Anyone who attended the gig at Settle Victoria Hall, where the DVD was filmed, can hopefully vouch for what a wonderful night it was…a lot of love and warmth… Continue reading

31/10/14….Autumn update

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Autumn’s here (my favourite season)…time to batten down the hatches, light fires, and drink red wine… but hey, don’t stay in watching dodgy TV, live music needs your support!

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After a quick break in Scotland (where I’m sure it stopped raining for at least 2 hours while we were there!), I’m fully refreshed and ready to start part two of the “Autumn Before The Winter Tour 2014” (see list of gigs below)…a couple of sold out shows (Processed Pea Folk Club near Beverley, and Liverpool’s Lantern Theatre), otherwise some tickets should still available for the other shows (ticket details… Continue reading

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The difficult second album is now available to buy from the usual places.

Henry’s House Gigs

10Henry has recently started playing private house-concerts and finds these some of the most enjoyable gigs he does.

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There's no greater compliment that can be paid to the album [The Last Mad Surge of Youth] than to say quite plainly that it's a really enjoyable album, one for repeated listening and guaranteed to touch a nerve of some sort for fans of a certain age who will enjoy the ponderings and contemplations"

Mike Ainscoe, Fatea Records

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Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm
*Private function; sorry, tho’ some housegigs are open to the public, this particular one is not.  To enquire about housegigs see this link: http://www.henrypriestman.com/house-gigs/

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Henry Priestman
January 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm

A day of trying out a couple of new live tunes with Les Glover: Les, singer, songwriter, guitarist etc etc, and now cutter of hair…
Tho’ my wife's leg is out of plaster as of yesterday, she still can’t get around much without crutches, and not quite up for cutting my hair yet, so "Monsieur Les" stepped in and did the honours (incl the patter:“see the match last night, sir?”, “something for the weekend, perhaps?”)…Mind you, a #2-all-over-cut with clippers isn’t exactly rocket science (and I do have a cap if all had gone wrong), but nice to know he’s got something to fall back on!

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Facebook IconJanuary 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

Full list of gigs 2015 (37 of 'em) to follow, meantime here's a housegig that was initially to be a private do, but they've decided to open it up to the public, and try and make a bit of money for Sense (for children and adults who are deaf and blind)...it's in Port Sunlight on the Wirral, on Friday 13th Feb (what could possibly go wrong?!)...all details on the poster.

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconJanuary 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

Grey's the New Blonde?....but I've been saying this since 2008!

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Grey Hair Leads the Way for Beauty Trends in 2015 - HJi


Grey hair is set to be one of the biggest looks for 2015 according to a trend report from luxury department store, Harvey Nichols.

Henry Priestman
January 21, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Been a good couple of days on the cottage-industry coal-face...3 CDs sold from website (after a fallow month)...it's like a tiny lottery win each time one comes in...small is beautiful!

Henry Priestman
January 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

What a great (and full-on) week I've had producing/recording Loved Up Les' debut album "The Love Terrorist"...it's all about the songs; these'll make you laugh, cry, and you can sing along to them. Great stuff.
I'm absolutely exhausted now, mind...time for an early night, and a day off!

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