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

22/05/14 update…Vintage TV one hour HP special

Earlier this week Vintage TV broadcast a one hour “Henry Priestman Needle Time” special. Hosted by the Daily Telegraph’s music critic Neil McCormick, it was the first programme of this sort (ie in-depth interview and live session) that I’ve ever done…nerve-wracking! 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

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
August 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

I was a little bit stunned the other day when I received a FB friend request from Pete Best (yes, he of the original Beatles)...I accepted his request only for this message to pop up: "This person has reached the 5,000 friends limit"...ah, could've been the beginning of a beautiful friendship!...

Henry Priestman
August 1, 2014 at 8:31 am

Those of you not attending my gig on the Wirral tonight (in Thornton Hough) can have a rattlin' good time listening to Ian McNabb's excellent show coincidentally on Wirral Radio 92.1 FM.
Tonight apparently he'll be playing all sorts of good stuff including Ryan Adams, Air, Itsy, Rufus Wainwright and a certain Henry Priestman!
You can listen live here (also you can find last week's show on Listen again); http://www.wirralradio.co.uk

Henry Priestman
July 31, 2014 at 8:43 am

Chuffed to announce that I've been made Patron of "Folk on the Farm" Festival (on Anglesey), which we had such a great time playing the other week.
The festival is based at Tyddyn Mon, a working small farm offering day-care training and support for young adults with learning difficulties.
They hold a monthly Folk on The Farm "open-mic" session at Tyddyn Mon, and I was back there last night to sing a few songs. Thanks to all the other open-mic-ers, and to Les, Steve and Gemma for accompanying me on a few impromptu tunes.
So Jon, does that mean I get another hi-viz "Patron" tabard to add to my BAMfest one?!

Henry Priestman
Facebook IconJuly 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

Looking foward to returning to Thornton Hough Village Club this weekend...
Played there at Xmas and it was one of the most enjoyable gigs I've played, hence my speedy return.
There are apparently still a few tickets left, details below...
"Tickets available at £8 from the following link. http://thvc07.eventbrite.co.uk
If wanting to pay on the door (cash only) it's best to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Tel 07858 495059. Under 18s welcome if accompanied by an adult."

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Henry Priestman at Thornton Hough Village Club


THVC Live Proudly Presents HENRY PRIESTMAN plus special guests Jim Pearson, Paul Reaney & Steve Wale Friday 1st August 2014 Tickets £8 Under 18's welcome (accompanied by an adult)

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Facebook IconJuly 29, 2014 at 8:38 am

Safely home after the Stockton Weekender Festival…there seemed to be some vague Cosmic symmetry going on [eh??!, Ed] as Peter Hook and I first shared a bill in 1977, when he was in pre-Joy Division 'Warsaw' (I was in Yachts, and they supported us!), and here we were 37 years later still sharing a bill. That said, he WAS on the enormo-stage, whilst at the same time Les & I were in the small but beautiful Wunderbar Acoustic Tent (but I wonder who had more fun?)..and ta to BBC Radio Tees' DJ Bob Fischer for foolishly agreeing to join us onstage for the final 2 numbers..

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