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

11/01/15…Happy New Year!…music review of 2014, picture blog.

Belated Happy New Year everyone…had meant to get this up in late December, but as you’ll see at the bottom, I had mitigating circumstances for the delay…anyway, what a brilliant year 2014 was (that is, until right up till Dec 12!)…thought I’d let 15 pics do most of the talking (most of them have been on Facebook, so apologies if you’ve seen them before):

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Pic 1/  My album “The Last Mad Surge of Youth” finally came out, only 6 years after the debut (hey, I like to take my time and get it right!), … 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 Stockport, “First Friday” @ West... @ West Heaton Tennis Club
Stockport, “First Friday” @ West... @ West Heaton Tennis Club
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
First Friday at West Heaton Music Club Tickets only £6…call Andy Rayner on  07771606071 Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Friday-at-West-Heaton/494650853916564?fref=ts or from wegottickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/306994

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Facebook IconMarch 1, 2015 at 8:55 am

Wonderful time had by all at Cherry Burton Village Hall last night in my familiar East Yorkshire stomping ground..."best ever!" people were heard to cry...thanks to those who came down (sold out show!) and to my band The Men of a Certain Age (Les, Martin & Peter).

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February 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm

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Facebook IconFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm

...it's all go: Loved Up Les & I live on Beverley FM this morning "biggin' up" tonight's local gig...don't think we needed to tho', it's sold out, I believe!

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Facebook IconFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

So much fun last night at Settle Victoria Hall for the 1st launch gig for the new live DVD...full house, 9 of us onstage for the encores (only 6 of whom had ever played the songs before!)...thanks so much to brilliant musicians (l-r) Peter Robinson, Pete Riley, Pip Jopling, Loved Up Les (in his Village People cap!), Mark Dennis, Martin Peirson & Paul Reaney...(missing from the line-up, cahonist Adrian Harris).
And some of us/them get to do it all again tonight at Cherry Burton Village Hall for launch gig #2

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February 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Les and I will be off up to Settle Victoria Hall in a bit for the first of 2 launch gigs this weekend to celebrate release of the new live DVD…’twill be another night of poignancy & chaos, a stage full of miscreants and ne’erdowells, some of whom have never met before…and made up that my old mucker Pete Riley will be joining us for a few songs too!

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