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Henry Priestman and The Men of a Certain Age

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175a Hallgate

Cottingham

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40 years in the music business - and with a credit list longer than both your arms, Henry Priestman is hitting The Back Room...

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After over 40 years in the music business - and with a credit list longer than both your arms - in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD “The Chronicles of Modern Life” (on legendary Island Records) to critical acclaim. Never one to rush things, 5 years later, in Feb 2014 Proper Records released the eagerly awaited follow-up entitled “The Last Mad Surge of Youth”, which garnered Henry the best reviews he’s had in his many years of releasing albums.

Both albums are the sound of a man who’s seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in ’77, and The Who on European Tour in ‘79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC’s Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest “Love and Work” album) and still has something worth singing about.

So in this age of genre’s, niches and “tribes”, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he’s folk (“Chronicles…” topped the Amazon “Folk and World” charts on it’s release), Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker described Henry’s new direction as “music for grumpy old men”, The Daily Mail said he is “a master of the rueful observation”, the late Robert Sandall in The Sunday Times called it “rough hewn charm“, and elsewhere the phrase “post-punk-folk-protest” has been bandied about.

Henry will be joined by his backing band The Men of a Certain Age (Les Glover, Pete Robinson & Dez Allenby) and will be featuring songs from throughout his 41 year music career: songs from his time with Yachts, hits he wrote for/with The Christians, songs from his two solo albums (and 2018 duo album with Les Glover), plus a new song or two. Not to be missed.

Intimate all seated show, limited to 100 tickets.

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