17/05/15 update…Hernia, Les’ album and Paella!

Been a bit tardy updating the website…mitigating circumstances, m’lud, had a hernia op 3 weeks ago (which seems to have all gone fine) and have kept on meaning to get round to doing a new blog/news update here…and whilst I’ve been putting up my regular little snippets on Facebook, I’m aware some people aren’t on FB (or hate it!), so I endeavour to put something up here every month or so..so here goes:


Post Hernia Op Cake, presented onstage at Devizes gig [made by Sand Maggs]

One thing that happened just before the op was the release of my… Continue reading

05/03/15 update…DVD launch gigs, track listing (signed copies available)

New DVD is finally out….thanks to everyone who came to the 2 wonderful launch gigs at the weekend, first in Settle (where the DVD was filmed in 2014) and then in Cherry Burton, near Beverley…there was even a nice review of the 2nd gig on the Afterword website (formerly Word magazine)  http://theafterword.co.uk/henry-priestman/

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Signed copies available

The DVD features 20 tracks from my 37 year career, so, right back to my first band Yachts, via a few of the hits I wrote for The Christians, and lashings of stuff from my 2 solo albums.    … Continue reading

27/02/15 update….”Settle Down” 20 track Live DVD, out today!

My first ever solo live DVD “Settle Down” gets released today (and two launch gigs this weekend to celebrate the fact)…recorded at Settle Victoria Hall last year, when I say solo, I was actually joined that night by a plethora of great musicians (and wonderful human beings): Les Glover, Pip Jopling, Ben Hughes, Peter Robinson, Martin Peirson (and even Michelle & Nick from the support band Plumhall), and as the blurb says “most of whom had never met before the gig”. This could have resulted in a nightmare, but actually, the fact that the wheels might fall off at any… 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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all-day BAMfest @ BAMfest
BAMfest @ BAMfest
May 29 – May 30 all-day
all info here: http://www.bamfest.co.uk/#!bamfest-2015/cjg9

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Nice review of my new live DVD “Settle Down” in this month’s Classic Pop magazine .
Apparently I’m someone who’s ”finally found his calling”…you know what, I won’t disagree with that…these are the best days of my life, hernia notwithstanding!
[ DVD available here:
www.sandboxdigital.co.uk/shop/henry-priestman-settle-down-dvd/ ]

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Rafters Club, Manchester 1978, gig list (see pic): Jan 26 Magazine, Feb 9 Ultravox, Feb 16 Sham 69, Feb 18 Yachts, Feb 23 The Boys, .
Hmmm, busy month, all but one band there went on to have hits!
Hey, but we had a laugh tho'...

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Loved Up Les & I soundchecking Yachts' old non-hit (they all were!) "Love You Love You" for Bay TV Liverpool yesterday.
It was originally released in 1979, was quite a bit faster then, and didn't feature ukelele!
The hour-long special (4 songs from '79 to 2014, and retrospective interview) is due for broadcast July/Aug.

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