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

31/01/2015 update…”Warrior of the Road”

Warrior of the road!…Stop staying in and watching rubbish TV…wrap up well and come and experience the joy and warmth of live music!…be it Liverpool or London, Devizes or Doncaster, Saltburn or Stockport, Blackpool or Bedford, Northampton or Newton-le-Willows, Windermere or Wirral, hopefully I’m playing somewhere reasonably close this year…below is a full list of dates for 2015 so far (right the way through to December), further details can be found here: http://www.henrypriestman.com/gigs/ …(and soon to be on FB too):Feb
6th Stockton Heath (Warrington) – housegig*
7th Hinckley – housegig*
13th Bebington (Wirral) – housegig*
14th Wigan –… 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

Next Gig

7:00 pm Edinburgh, wedding/housegig*
Edinburgh, wedding/housegig*
Apr 8 @ 7:00 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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March 31, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Henry Priestman shared BAMfest's photo.

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Don't delay- get your tickets today! There's just 12 hours to go to get your BAMfest tickets at Earlybird rates and save £££'s BAMfest offers music from 2pm on Friday and two full days of music on the Saturday and Sunday, up to 4 nights camping, choice of campsites, family programme, workshops, folk club, festival market, real ale and cider bar, home-cooked food and a great vibe!

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Had a lovely time chewin' the cud with Ben Hughes this afternoon (Les Glover & I are both agreed he's far too good a guitarist, a songwriter, too handsome, and has far too much hair!)...his smile/laugh on this video should brighten up even the saddest heart...nice one, Ben, let's not leave it so long next time!

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Henry Priestman - "Settle Down" Trailer


Highlights from Henry Priestman's live DVD recorded at Settle Victoria Hall. Released Feb 27 2015, available from http://www.henrypriestman.com

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Not seen this for years...I seem to be wearing a "where's that pesky wabbit" cap, and trying to mime to my backwards guitar solo!

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The Christians - Perfect Moment


Perfect Moment Released: 1993

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

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Early hours of this morning I did the final mix on the forthcoming album by Les Glover (aka Loved Up Les)...we've been working on it sporadically since last August, a labour of love, fitting it in between our hectic live schedule, broken ankles, hernia examinations etc, but we're finally there!
Here's the eye-catching cover, and we're doing a launch gig for the album, entitled The Love Terrorist, on April 18th in Newton-le-Willows (Les' manor!)

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Further to last night's post (re Yachts, supporting Squeeze and Lene Lovich, 36 years ago yesterday), thanks to Graham Deakin for posting this pic of a Yachts set list...possibly the set list from that night? or maybe not: doubt that the opening band would be allowed 18 songs...that said, we played at such break-neck speed, perhaps it IS the set from 36 years ago!
Nice badge collection too Graham, especially the one from the live recording we did at The Nashville Rooms that says "I was there 2nd Nov 1978"!

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