The Sunday Times

“An album of rough-hewn charm that should appeal to listeners for whom thumping disappointment & bloody-minded stoicism are the new rock and roll” ****

The Guardian

“This is Grumpy Old Men set to music … fantastic”


“A set of home-made, ramshackle pop songs…a welcome addition to a varied and charming back catalogue ***


“…. 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 this release standout is that Henry deals with issues that affect our everyday lives & it is easy to relate to the subject matter of his songs and thereby this release comes highly recommended . ****½

Rock n Reel

“A solo album full of wit and love and disappointment and vitriol… perfect pop decorated with spikiness and anger” ****


“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.”