01/10/14 update…tour details

Here are all the tour dates for the “Autumn Before The Winter” tour…full details can be found on my Facebook artist page, or here on this website under “gigs”


2nd   London – St Pancras Old Church

3rd   Farnham, Surrey – housegig* (SOLD OUT)

4th   Worthing – The John Seldon (SOLD OUT)

10th Wollaston – Housegig (CANCELLED DUE TO ORGANIZER’S ILL HEALTH…will try and re-schedule for 2015) 

11th Huntingdon – Hartford Village Hall (SOLD OUT)

12th Coventry – housegig (on an allotment!)*

17th Preston – housegig*… Continue reading

22/09/14 update….The Autumn Before the Winter Tour 2014

Time for an update, I feel, (apologies to anyone on my mailing list who might have already received this info)

It’s been a crazy year on the road, I think I’ll have clocked up nearly 60 gigs by December. Thanks to all of you who have attended a gig, and especially those who’ve booked me for housegigs; they’ve been brilliant, and are continuing to come in at an alarming rate (5 already in for next year).

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Have to thank my regular partner-in-crime, guitarist Les Glover (aka Loved up Les™), who’s helped make the gigs so enjoyable…we are having the… Continue reading

03/08/14 Update …. Stuff!… (Prison songwriting workshop, festival patron etc)

Been a bit tardy with my updates of late…nothing since June, how remiss of me!

Loads seems to have happened (which if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll possibly have already seen)…anyway, quick round up:

I did a couple of songwriting workshops with the inmates at Hull Prison…a little bit scary to start off with, as I got the feeling that initially they’d rather be anywhere else but in a room with me trying to write songs.
I’d been asked to do the workshop by the organisers of Beverley Folk Festival; they were putting together… 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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8:00 pm Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
NEW VENUE FOR mADhOUSE Stapenhill Institute Club 23 Main St,  Burton upon Trent, DE15 9AP 01283 533351 http://www.madhouseuk.com/page_19.html

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconOctober 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

St Oswalds Primary School, Longton, last Friday: perhaps one of the most appreciative (and least critical) audiences Les & I have played to!

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Facebook IconOctober 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

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Just about recovered from Friday: school workshop at St Oswalds Primary School, Longton (Preston) from 8.30am till 3pm, then conveniently, a housegig 2 doors down in the evening.
A long day, but a brilliant one...a few pics from the day, and once again thanks to Janice and John Anthony Lee for a great housegig (which incidentally raised £400 for MacMillan Cancer Support).

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Facebook IconOctober 18, 2014 at 8:16 am

This cake thing at housegigs is getting out of hand (in the best possible way!)...look at this one from last night's gig at Janice & John Anthony Lee's house...based on the cover of my "Chronicles..." album, made by Julia...amazing...and a fantastic night too.

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October 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Haven't done a school songwriting workshop for a while; now, how do they go?..ah, yes, I remember: I just revert to being a 9 yr old, instead of the 16 yr old I think I am.
Looking forward to working on anti-bullying songs with years 5 & 6 at St Oswalds Primary School in Longton (Preston), then in the evening, a housegig, organised by one of the teachers...
Early night tonight, perhaps?

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Facebook IconOctober 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Really enjoyed joining Rhys Mwyn on his Mon FM show on Monday, and we had so much fun he’s asked me to be an “irregular regular” on the show (next on, Nov 24th)…for this week he basically said bring a bag of your favourite CDs in…thing is, it IS an afternoon slot (so nothing too shocking), & the other week he got wrists slapped for playing my “..Punk Wars..” song (with the odd rude word in!), so I had to be so careful…we judged that the Magnetic Fields’ lyric “There’ll be time for sex & drugs in Heaven” might be OK, and so far no complaints.
Here’s what we played (a few of Rhys’ choices in there too), I had another 40 CDs in my bag, but we ran out of time…
[in case there are cries of “payola”, he had to play a couple of MY tunes to explain who the hell I was!]

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