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
October 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

First the bad news: sadly, due to the ill health of one of the housegig organizers of the Wollaston, Northhants gig (next week, Oct 10th), it’s had to be cancelled (or hopefully postponed).
Good news: Facebook friend Ian Griffiths (who intended to come, and read about the cancellation) has rallied round and organized a housegig for the same night in nearby Rushden…there may be a few tickets available to the general public..message me for details , and I’ll pass them on.
Ian, you’re a hero!!

Henry Priestman
Facebook IconOctober 1, 2014 at 8:02 am

The "Autumn Before The Winter" Tour 2014 starts tomorrow in London (get the tricky one out the way first!), and continues, on and off, through till Liverpool on Dec 6th...great that 5 shows have already sold out, including two this week...(still tickets for London available tho')...all details here:

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Upcoming Live Dates Categories Gigs Housegigs Agenda Agenda Day Month Week October – November 2014 Oct – Nov 2014 Collapse All Expand All Oct 2 Thu London, St Pancras Old Church @ St Pancras Old Church Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm Special guest Lotte Mullan This gig is being organized by the good people at the G…

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Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Lovely day writing with Lowri Evans & Pete Riley...first time Lowri had ever co-written, hope it won't be her last; great fun was had, and a top tune..
Here's one she wrote earlier featuring Martin Simpson, no less, on guitar.

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Lowri Evans Deep Inside (Featuring Martin Simpson)

Official video for "Deep inside" the second single to be released from Lowri's album "Corner of my eye". Featuring a guest appearance from renowned guitarist...

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Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

Re the Tiverton Incident™ of the other month (when I drove to Tiverton, Devon, for a school workshop at Tiverton Academy, only to find it was in Birmingham!)...nice to know I'm not the only prat who'd do such a thing!

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Comedian misses gig after town mix-up


TV star Seann Walsh is forced to cancel a stand-up comedy gig in Hertford after turning up in the city of Hereford 150 miles away.

Henry Priestman
Facebook IconSeptember 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm

The "Fabs" at St Pancras Old Church, where we're playing on Thursday...we might try and re-create this photo if we've nothing better to do.

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