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

8:00 pm Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Burton on Trent, @ tHE mADhOUSE,
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ticket details to follow; NEW VENUE FOR mADhOUSE Stapenhill Institute Club 23 Main St Burton upon Trent 01283 533351 http://www.madhouseuk.com/page_19.html

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Henry Priestman
Facebook IconSeptember 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

25 years ago today I got married to my fantastic wife…the time has shot by, but what an amazing adventure, and what fun we’ve had (and still have)…here’s to another 25!...(and here’s a song what I wrote for her…even tho’ she’s not grey; good title tho’!). x

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"Grey's The new Blonde"

Promo video for "Grey's The New Blonde" (courtesy Island Records). Animation by Pew 36. http://www.pew36.co.uk/projects

Length: 3:43

Henry Priestman
August 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

I'll play anywhere, me..just been booked for a "housegig" on an allotment...in October!...Fires will be lit and fleeces will be worn.

Henry Priestman
August 30, 2014 at 7:08 am

No gigs this weekend, nor for the next few: whar’on earth am I going to do??
Have a break, that’s what, and “align my shakras” ready for the Autumn Tour, which starts London St Pancras Old Church on Oct 2…full details to follow.

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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