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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8 hours ago

Henry Priestman

Just about recovered from full-on day in Longton yesterday.
A songwriting workshop day with the kids from St Oswald's Primary School, then in the evening a wonderful housegig (our 5th there in 5 years) in front of these big kids, to raise money to help the school out in the special work it does for children with learning diabilities etc.
Huge thanks to Janice & John Anthony Lee for making it happen, to Jonny Campbell for joining us on fiddle, and to Isabelle Higginson, aged 14, our amazing support act.
....and onward for Les Glover and me, to Newbald Village Hall for our sold out concert there tonight 🙂
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5 days ago

Henry Priestman

Over on Sex Pistols' Twitter page, there's a pic of myself and John J Campbell in rather fetching khaki shorts, atop "Coniston Old Man" peak; the photo was used on the poster for The Pistols' only Liverpool gig, at Eric's on 15th October 1976...we were the support band that night (Albert Dock, soon to mutate into Yachts).
Who was there?
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6 days ago

Henry Priestman

Keeping the spirit of #NationalAlbumDay going, here's a good game for a lazy Sunday autumn afternoon.
Go to you record or CD collection (or both), 2nd shelf from the bottom, 10th album in from the most welcome. (Mp3s not permitted!).
LP: Van Dyke Parks/"Clang of the Yankee Reaper"
CD: Weather Report/"Tale Spinnin'"
[inspired by Jacqui Harris]
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