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

05/06/14 update…housegigs and “Have a Go” gigs

Just posted this on my FB page, thought it might be worth putting up here too…(to get in contact, use the email address on the housegig link on homepage).

“House-gigs have gone crazy, some no doubt due to the house-gig video for “True Believer” that went online last month…all over the shop, 16 between now and October (that’s virtually a tour!) from Llanymynech to Liverpool, Norwich to Newbald, Worthing to Wollaston. Some private house concerts, or maybe parties/functions, others are more like “Have a Go” gigs, where ordinary folk have decided to put their own gig on (eg in a… 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

Nov
8
Sat
8:00 pm Burton on Trent @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Burton on Trent @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Change of venue…due to refurbishment, they’re looking for a new venue for this event. Will keep you informed. http://www.madhouseuk.com/page_19.html

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

Gerr'a load of them twin beautiful Trinity guitars played by Les Glover and my good self at Sunday's housegig!

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

No, it’s not a Hootenanny in some Soho pub circa 1959, but me and Loved up Les™ at Sunday’s wonderful Llanymynech housegig...feel the love!...(pic by audience member Maureen Coupland)

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Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Me and Les safely ensconced at this weekend's 2nd housegig; in Llanymynech...the calm before the storm...no PA, no guitar leads, no stress...and my bedroom is 17 paces from the "stage"!...what's there's not to like?

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Facebook IconAugust 24, 2014 at 8:49 am

Les and I "photobombing" the audience at last night's small but perfectly formed housegig near Blackpool to celebrate Jeff's 50th...brilliant night, lovely audience (once again, 90% of whom were housegig virgins), and as for the food, amazing (and ta for the carry-out, Jayne, which is languishing in my fridge ready for my hearty lunch)...thanks also to Dan (pictured...who appears to have photobombed our photobomb!) for joining us on guitar for the encore.
Got it all to do again at tonight's housegig in Llanymynech near Oswestry... (PS get a load of Les with his brand new Trinity guitar from Luna Guitars UK ...just ever so slightly bigger than my own Trinity, but size isn't everything)

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconAugust 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

Back on the housegig trail....two this weekend: one in Blackpool tonight, and Llanymynech (West Wales) tomorrow.
At John Tomlinson's house concert two weeks ago (see pic) I managed to persuade support act Nikki Airey and Consultant Optometrist Prakash Rughani to get up with me for the encore (the latter I met for the first time an hour beforehand for a quick runthrough!)...I wonder who we'll be able to prise out of the audience to join us tonight?

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