Reviews for The Chronicles of Modern Life (CD/Download)

BBC Radio 2

"It really is a fabulous album...gorgeous" Janice Long, BBC Radio 2, 10-10-09 “...It's just great, it's great songs on it - JohnnieWalker, BBC Radio 2, 18-09-09. “It’s absolutely brilliant.....he’s found his voice!” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 30-12-09 “Don’t...


“.... he is a fine songwriter with an acerbic wit when it comes to his take on relationships, work, life and how some of us are getting slightly older but not quite ready for it yet....this all adds up to make “Chronicles....” a very good album indeed. What helps make...


“Henry Priestman’s songwriting skills have been honed through work with cult acts and chart-toppers, and his wry observations have been finely tuned into the kind of songs it’s near impossible not to like." ****

Folk North West

“Outstanding from start to finish, it provides a vibrant vehicle for Priestman’s distinctive voice underpinned by great songs, great musicians, and great arrangements. Highly recommended.”

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Here’s something to hopefully warm your hearts and perhaps deliver an annoying little earworm for the rest of the day!
Our friend Helen Stephens runs “Little Sandbox”, a once-a-week after-school “tech” club in deepest Bootle, for kids (in the song they call themselves “nerds and geeks”) aged 8 upwards.
Les Glover & I popped down the other week, and within an hour had written this cheeky little ditty with the kids.
It’s a campaign song to hopefully rally people into voting for “Little Sandbox “ in the upcoming People’s Project, the prize being lottery funding to a worthwhile cause.
If you like the vid/song, please consider voting using this link (you can vote from anywhere in the UK):
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Had these photos "messaged" to me on FB the other day...never seen them before: it's Yachts making our 1st album in the studio inside New York's "Radio City Music Hall" building, Christmas 1978.
The colour pic is of me (aged 23) in control room with engineer (Rob?) and the producer Richard Gottehrer, the man who wrote "Hang On Sloopy" and "My Boyfriend's Back" (and had produced Blondie's first album).
They had this amazing theatre organ downstairs which we used on the track Mantovani's Hits (hear it here:, and looks like these b&w pics were taken just as I'd finished the take (note the headphones, and the relieved smile on my face)...
[Thanks to Kristan James Melik for the photos]
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