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Henry Priestman

Apr 29th 2017 @ Berits & Brown

Motherwell, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
7:30 PM
Berits & Brown
Motherwell, United Kingdom
An intimate and up close show from the songwriter behind the chart topping band The Christians. Henry will be joined by his partner in musical crimes, Loved Up Les Glover for some audience banter and musical mayhem.

In 2009, Henry Priestman (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including Grey's The New Blonde) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist.
Proper Records released The Last Mad Surge of Youth, in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records, and in 2015 a live 21 track DVD was released, Settle Down, covering songs from his 38 years in the music biz.

UnCut: 8/10 compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet

R2: **** Clever crafted songwritingfull of proper tunes & grown-up wordsa clever, wily, literate writer

Q: ***It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither

New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : unique clarity, and honesty

Classic Pop: **** A lovingly crafted albumhis fourth act might be his best

New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour

** Please note we operate a strict no talking policy when acts are performing. Please show the artists and your fellow gig goers the proper respect **

Food will be available before the gig. To book a table or for more info call 01698 733311