Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Matt Henshaw in The Guardian ...

Here's a couple of back dated news stories but the thinking is that they're pretty important and were never really blogged about ... how can articles in a major national newspaper just go by the wayside ... so, here's the links if you haven't read the stories already ...

Paul Lester of the Guardian Music picks up on the music mid-Spetember ...
Matt Henshaw is the Guardian's New Band of the Day for Monday 20th September ...

Check out this playlists ...
Matt Henshaw's Can't Hold Back top song of the month for September in the Guardian newspaper ...

Enjoy your reading ...

And don't forget you can now listen Matt Henshaw on Spotify !!!

Matt Henshaw

Monday, 13 December 2010

Listen to Matt Henshaw on Spotify ... Can't Hold Back and more to come ...

Head over the Spotify NOW to listen to Matt Henshaw sing The Deepest Cellar ... there's loads of playlists and loads more to come ... Northern Soul, soul classics and pop favourites ... and definitely more favourites to come ...

Matt Henshaw on Spotify ... The Deepest Cellar

You've Come A Long Way Baby !

Matt Henshaw

Matt Henshaw on Music Vita ... video interview and review ...

The Music Freak Video Interview with Matt Henshaw


Can’t Hold Back is the brand new EP by singer-songwriter Matt Henshaw, whose lyrical mod-indie credentials are being coupled with the unlikely combination of UK hip hop artist Reggimental, to produce this perfect EP, released on Rusty Juke Box Records on the 10th October 2010.

Henshaw, originally from Nottingham, has been in previous musical incarnations such as the band Censored, when at the tender age of 17, played Leeds, Reading and Isle Of Wight festivals, receiving substantial amount of radio airplay and supporting the likes of Snow Patrol, We Are Scientists, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, Arctic Monkeys, The Bluetones and The Holloways.

In true rock'n'roll style, exasperated by years of alcohol dependency, band in-fighting, struggles against the confines of unimaginative industry labelling, and the bitter dissolution of several personal relationships, he decided to go away. He spent a whole year where he didn't touch a guitar or sing a note, instead he wrote a novel and a series of short stories, started gardening, quit alcohol and decided to study film at university with no aspirations to sing again.

The Music Freak asked Matt to do his own video interview. Matt ended up doing quite a lovely job indeed.
MusicVita: The Online Music Club!


Matt Henshaw at The Gaff 23.09.10

The first thing that strikes you about Matt Henshaw is his dress sense, in a grey suit jacket his quirky sense of fashion makes him stand out from the crowd. However, the minute he opens his mouth all you can focus on is his magnificent voice, it wouldn’t matter if he was wearing a brown paper bag.

His voice is so different from what we are hearing in abundance at the moment, it is deeply soulful beyond his years. The Gaff club in Holloway road is the perfect place to stage the ‘Prove It’ show case which Matt is headlining along with Reggiimental who he is collaborating with. With is dark and gloomy but totally trendy d├ęcor and uber cool atmosphere it sets the perfect scene for his performance.

With his modest demeanour and this hugely powerful voice watching Matt is memorizing. The sound is unique, mixed with Reggiimental’s MCing it fuses two very different genres in a surprisingly successful way. ‘The Deepest Cellar’ is a track that has the funkiest bass line this side of the 70’s with an urban edge thanks to Reggiimental’s superb MC skills. The best song of the night is undoubtedly ‘Can’t hold back’ the title track from Matt’s forthcoming EP.

As with all of his songs there is a really strong soul influence but with relevantly modern lyrics thanks to Reggiimental. Matt sings ‘see my friends you have to live your life,’ and there is something that really resonates there. Uplifting lyrics and melody make this a real feel good song that can’t help but leave you smiling, and wanting to hear more.

It’s clear why Matt Henshaw is this year’s NME Breakthrough artist, and why the duo was voted by NME readers to open the Lovebox festival earlier this year. Matt, who the BBC described as ‘just perfect’ releases his debut EP ‘Can’t Hold Back’ on the 10th of October..
- Jane Pople

The Deepest Cellar YouTube playlists ...

Head over the the Matt Henshaw YouTube channel now to watch all the videos from the year of The Deepest Cellar ... there's loads of playlists and loads more to come ... Northern Soul, soul classics and pop favourites ... and definitely more favourites to come ...

Matt Henshaw YouTube Channel ... The Deepest Cellar

You've Come A Long Way Baby !

Matt Henshaw

Roots Manuva down in The Deepest Cellar ...

Here's Roots Manuva at his Banana Klan / Dub College party this summer with his copy of The Deepest Cellar by Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental in hand ...

Roots Manuva Matt Henshaw The Deepest Cellar

Get your copy of the album NOW @ http://www.matthenshaw.com/itunes.htm 

Check out Joey G-Zus on Banana Klan and Rusty Jukebox Records NOW !!!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Rusty Jukebox Radio - Episode 1: Cleanin' Up with Flava Dan and ReggiiMental

Have a listen to the first radio show episode from Rusty Jukebox Records ... Rusty Jukebox Radio - Episode 1: Cleanin' Up with Flava Dan and ReggiiMental ... a collection of house bangers from 2010 with the soothing tones of Mr. Jimmy B-Boy's MC skills ...

Download the whole show for FREE here @ Rusty Jukebox Radio - Episode 1: Cleanin' Up with Flava Dan and ReggiiMental

Download more Flava Dan Remixes here at SoundCloud (includes Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental, The Style Council, Stantion Warriors, Krafty Kuts and many more!) ...
http://soundcloud.com/flava-dan/

And here at Bandcamp ...
http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com

Flava Dan remixes The Deepest Cellar ... for DJs in the mix ...

Another Matt Henshaw house remix and Dj tool from Flava Dan ... here's Flava Dan's DJ tool house twist, for DJs in the mix, on the Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental album title track The Deepest Cellar ...



Download more Flava Dan Remixes here at SoundCloud (includes Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental, The Style Council, Stantion Warriors, Krafty Kuts and many more!) ...
http://soundcloud.com/flava-dan/

And here at Bandcamp ...
http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com

Flava Dan remixes Can't Hold Back ... carnival style ...

Another Matt Henshaw house remix from Flava Dan ... here's Flava Dan's carnival house twist on the Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental track that appeared as single of the month for October in the Guardian newspaper ...



Download more Flava Dan Remixes here at SoundCloud (includes Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental, The Style Council, Stantion Warriors, Krafty Kuts and many more!) ...
http://soundcloud.com/flava-dan/

And here at Bandcamp ...
http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

Flava Dan in the House !!!

Following the succes of the Adidas Trainers Remixes EP/Album Flava Dan has continued to remix tracks from The Deepest Cellar ...

... in the next few blogs I will post up some links and videos that feature Flava Dan's work ! It's a carnival of house and breakbeat from the DJ who played with Matt Henshaw at Lovebox Festival this year before a successful summer jaunt in Ibiza ...

... Stay Tuned !

http://www.flavadan.co.uk/
http://soundcloud.com/flava-dan

And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ...
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Can't Hold Back - SINGLE OUT NOW !!!

Purchase your copy now from Amazon, iTunes, Napster, Bandcamp etc. etc.

Here's a quick link ...
Can't Hold Back - Matt Henshaw OUT NOW !

Spread the word ! Spread the Love !!!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Can't Hold Back (Official Video) - Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental ...

Can't Hold Back (Official Video) - Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental ...



The brand new video for the seminal single from Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental ... big ting all over the BBC, NME and youtube plays through the roof ... official official official .... BRAND NEW WEBSITE !!! http://www.matthenshaw.com all over that ... and don't forget to click the Likes over at http://www.facebook.com/matthenshaw /// yeah man !!! Adidas Trainers and smart B-Boy Soul Look all day for 2010 ...

The latest cd single download banger from Matt Henshaw East Midlands singer / songwriter and musician and West Midlands MC ReggiiMental from The Deepest Cellar ... filmed in tamworth town staffordshire glascote heath and nearby stoneydelph B77 ... DE23 simme !!! Stay tuned to http://www.rustyjukebox.com , http://www.reggiimental.com and http://www.matthenshaw.com

Also, make sure you get your FREE download of the latest from the Joey G-zus Cartoon hip-hop trilogy see http://www.joeygzus.bandcamp.com ... see Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental on there ...

Video by Matt Oakley and directed by Tom Pierrepont ... formerly of Ilkeston School Specialist Arts College now ... and Nottingham Trent massive posse !!!

Fresh from the Lovebox Festival 2010 sharing dressing room with Bombay Bicycle Club , The Maccabees ... and Dizzee Rascal ... PEACE !!!

Ilkeston - Nottingham - Derby - Tamworth - Birmingham - Doncaster - Sheffield - M1 - Leeds - London - Brighton - Essex - Kent - Cheltenham - Gloucester - BIGGUP !!!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Adidas Trainers - The Remixes Album ...

Adidas Trainers - The Remix Album

Download all the bits for free and create your very own Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental Adidas Trainers Remix !!!

And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ...
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/

You can also get the bits on Last.fm too !!!

With Love,
Matt Henshaw x
http://www.matthenshaw.com

PS. Happy Mixing !!!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix) video in HD ...

For Your Love ! The whole world seems to have gotten a lot clearer ! For sure ... Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental busting out the grooves in a video featuring Flava Dan, Joey G-Zus, Briscoe and a whole party pumping posse ... This, the remix edition numero uno from 2nd Suzpect Joseph Jo Rizzle Kosminsky, is a bumper bangin' tune and always a set closer !

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Adidas Trainers video in HD ...

For You Love ! The whole world seems to have gotten a lot clearer ! For sure ... Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental busting out the grooves in a video featuring Flava Dan, Joey G-Zus, Briscoe and a whole party pumping posse ...

Monday, 6 September 2010

Blue Cheese Clothing in the Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental thing ...

Click here to buy some of that Blue Cheese shit !!! Support local produce ... I was born in the same city as this posse and I feel it a duty of mine, Matthew Henshaw of the East Midlands, England in the United Queendom to spread the brand and something I enjoy through the medium of product placement ... spot that Blue Cheese just seconds into the vid ... it's MEGA !!! BLUE CHEEEEEEEEESE !!!! And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Adidas Trainers video shop "Swagga" goes online ...

Have you seen the Adidas Trainers vid from Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental ??? Well, the clothing shop has gone online @ http://www.swaggaclothing.com/ ... have a click around ... And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/ With Love, Matt Henshaw x http://www.matthenshaw.com/

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

NME Breakthrough Winner - Matt Henshaw Interview 2010 (video) ...


Here's a few treats courtesy of the NME ... don't forget you can find some even more special treats over at http://music.nme.com/matthenshaw ... and click smiley faces to Like everything there and also Like your facebook boxes to ... easy to link the two social networks !!! And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smithremix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/

Saturday, 28 August 2010

The Deepest Cellar demos made available through Last.fm ...

Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental let you have a sneak listen to all the songs from the album The Deepest Cellar in their rough and ready format ... click on over to http://www.last.fm/music/Matt+Henshaw to have a listen ... there's looooooads of treats on there for you to listen to and things to watch and enjoy ... <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/the-deepest-cellar">The Deepest Cellar by Matt Henshaw</a>

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

(If You Think) You're Groovy from the Small Faces Convention 2010 ...

Sunday 15th August ... Matt Henshaw and Chris Goring take to the stage again for the first time since December 2008 when they were in a little Nottingham band called Censored ... this time it's an all the more retrospective affair playing an acoustic and percussion set of Small Faces and Steve Marriott related songs ... the set went Black Coffee (originally written and recorded by Ike & Tina Turner subsequently covered by Steve Marriott as part of Humble Pie), (If You Think) You're Groovy (written by Marriott and Ronnie Lane for Immediate records label mate and former Ikette PP Arnold, who also did backing vocals on the Small Faces hit Tin Soldier), this was followed by a medley of songs that Marriott sang in various guises through the late 60s and early seventies (You Need Lovin' by Willie Dixon which formed the foundations of Led Zeppelin's monster anthem Whole Lotta Love, I Walk on Guilded Splinters from voodoo jazz folk rocker Dr. John from his eponymous album Gris Gris & The Night Tripper, later covered by Paul Weller joined on acoustic guitar by Noel Gallagher, For Your Love by the Yardbirds which at the time included Eric Clapton before they adopted Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, and a sprinkling of Small Faces tune E Too D and the Spencer Davis Group's I'm A Man), the closing two numbers were My Way Of Giving and Afterglow (Of You Love) ... I understand that last paragraph is a bit of a muddle ... if you followed it, well done, if you didn't, just know this ... Christopher and I very much enjoyed the thrill of performing on stage together again in our glorious capital and it certainly won't be the last time we do so ... Footage from the 14th Annual Small Faces Convention presented by Wapping Wharf organised by John Hellier ... filmed from the side of the stage by sound and stage manager Andrew P Gilbert ... Many thanks to all who attended Islington, North London's Relentless Garage on that far from Lazy Sunday afternoon ... Torch Forever !!! With Love, Matt Henshaw x http://www.matthenshaw.com Check for yourself the new facebook group and click a "Like" ... http://www.facebook.com/matthenshaw

Friday, 20 August 2010

Can't Hold Back official video uploaded to YouTube ...

Here it is folks ... have a watch ... enjoy it ... watch it back ... see humourous bits you didn't see first time around ... it's layered ... we made it like that ... starring Joey G-Zus and ReggiiMental along with Matt Henshaw for your viewing pleasure ... it's all facials people so I hope you like it ... Also, I've created a YouTube video playlist of some of my favourite Pop/Soul records that you can watch following the Can't Hold Back video ... the playlist also includes BBC interviews, bootleg footage and some teaser vids ... plus Britney Spears, Madonna, Pixie Lott, Lily Allen, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and more ... keep watching and stay soulful people !!! http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8B98CD8F0BB05998 Soon come ... my favourite Northern Soul songs and vids in their very own playlist plus a brand new The Deepest Cellar video ... and more and more videos from the Matt Henshaw factory line ... you dig ?

<a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/cant-hold-back">Can't Hold Back by Matt Henshaw</a>

Friday, 13 August 2010

Can't Hold Back single download details ...

Your new sountrack to Summer 2010 ... say my friend you gotta live your life, add it all together we've got time, the river keeps on rolling far and wide, but you can't hold back, you Can't Hold Back the night ...

Follow the links to buy buy buy ... Purchase it at BandCamp ... Buy the whole album and get a FREE bonus track ... iTunes downloads ... Purchase at Amazon in the UK Purchase at Amazon in the USA http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmNkYmFieS5jb20vY2QvcmZtaA==

And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Matt Henshaw - The Deepest Cellar Last.fm & Bandcamp updates ...

Click on over there now for some real treats ... Last.fm has loads of uploads and pictures for you to get to grips with and if you're a member be sure to add Matt Henshaw to your library ... http://www.last.fm/music/Matt+Henshaw ... and the Bandcamp page keeps on growing ... you can download all the latest Matt Henshaw releases in any quality you desire ... and you can be certain you may find a freebie or two if you look in all the right places ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/stand-by-the-window">Stand By The Window by Matt Henshaw</a>

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Video Diary August 2010 w/ ReggiiMental, Rukus & Jamie Carragher ...

So, August 2010 has been a busy one thus far, here's a few snippets of video to let you know what we have, or haven't been up to, honestly we do do a lot of hard work besides all this ... First off we went down to Brixton Academy on the 1st to see ReggiiMental's uncle Dean Frazer who was playing sax for Taurus Riley at a massive reggae show with original Wailer Bunny Wailer and Capleton ... a real goooooood night ... and we hooked up with Skinnyman and Rtillery to talk about future collaborations and have a realy good time ... you know this Mud Fam !!! We've taken in the festivals that are Y-Not and Out The Box ... jolly good fun ... shout outs to Ian Evans, IME Music, Daisy Dares You, The Iron Door Club, The Swiines and that Rory in particular ... also, caught by a couple of Dean Jackson's roving reporters for the Beat in the East Midlands David and James, we had a little word and it was played out on the radio. The main percentage of our time has been taken up by recording new material and posing for photo shoots, up at Baby J's studios with the star (and soon to be TV star) that is Rukus and Kayne Clarke on the camera operations. And down in Camden with Emma Baughurst and the girls ... sweet photographs all round. I'm sure you may have seen a couple ... there's plenty more to come. And we've a few more photo shoots lined up before the months is out. Keep and ear to the ground for the new material ... soon come featuring Chris Goring !!! Watch me watch me watch me simmi !!! And don't forget to Like the new facebook page ... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matt-Henshaw/138580022848723 And keep up to date with all the latest Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental goodness ... http://www.matthenshaw.com/ http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic http://www.matthenshaw.wordpress.com/

Friday, 6 August 2010

Lovebox Diary #2 (The Full Story) ...

Hello there, Hola and bon tutti, I never really fully informed you about all that happened, went off and went down in Victoria Park, Hackney, East London a couple of weeks ago did I? I've been pretty busy since then I hope you'll appreciate and I'm sure you've been keeping up with all i've been doing online and all that niceness ... I've been Tweeting now and then as well !!! So, you'll be pleased to know it all went well ... here's me with Will Young partying at a Jocelyn Brown and the all-stars secret show in the VIP area waiting for Grace Jones to grace the main stage on the Sunday ...



... we were having a stickyoutearsandbigfacialfeatures competition ... I'll let you decide who won !!! And yes, I opened the main stage on the Friday ... but it wasn't just me ... as I'm sure you saw from my last update and video from Rukus that "me had many man dem dere" ... here goes a long list ... ReggiiMental, Emma Louise, BiggaMan, Joey G-Zus, 2nd Suzpect Joe Rizzle, Flava Dan, Byrnez, Chris Goring, Lloyd, Devas, D-BO and many more unseen but known and loved ... and of course Rukus, look out for him on TV over these coming months ... I was down for the whole festival getting the VIP treatment, I'm sure you've read in the NME about Dizzee Rascal and me and the Bombay Bicycle Club, very kind, even if through fear of a mad set of hip-hop bad men !!!

Who impressed over the weekend? Ellie Goulding was lovely, even if her manager wouldn't let her do a piece to camera for us, can't win 'em all !!! Mark Ronson did some lovely things with Spank Rock and the geezer from Phantom Planet, still rocking those Versions ... Radiohead's Just sounded mega! Big on the decks, Grandmaster Flash, obviously, and I caught a bit of Derrick Carter. Now playing - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message Now drinking - cup of Yorkshire Tea Now eating - a Picnic bar Out this week on Rusty Jukebox Records ... Joey G-Zus - Cartoon Hip-Hop volume. 3 http://www.joeygzus.bandcamp.com/ - FREE !!! Check the advert with soundcheck footage from the Lovebox main stage ...



And check this mad video preview for the track Slippin' Away ... http://vimeo.com/12851905


Next update featuring Roots Manuva, Skinnyman, Dean Frazer, Taurus Riley and Bunny Wailer ...

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The Crack Magazine, Dabelious Clothing & Adidas Trainers remixed ...

Simmi ? Busy weeks man, what days!? So, another pleasant review comes through from the Crack Magazine ... people still buzzing off the Deepest Cellar from Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental ... and with good reason too ... it's a decent collection of tunes right and that to me makes a good album ... like they used to do in the olden days ... Check out the new video advertisement in a viral type standard for Dabelious Clothing and their remixed version of Can't Hold Back the seminal single from The Deepest Cellar complete with video filmed in Tamworth Town starring Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental and Joey G-zus ... Also, get on the Adidas Trainers remixes, there's a whole album in the making, you can become a participant if you so desire ... get the accapellas or one of the different beats and creat your own tune and get it in to us ... Rusty JukeBox Records welcomes every brother and another ... If you want to know what all this is about and what's happening bang up to date check the myspace people ... http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic With Love, Regards and Kisses for those who deserve them, Matt Henshaw x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Deepest Cellar - Reviewed & Rated ...

All the recent reviews and press features and tales of the narrative plot so far in the story of Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental have been posted up on the official myspace page of Matt Henshaw so get yourself over there now !!!

Matt Henshaw's Official MySpace page

Watch out as new players enter the fray ... Chris Goring about to drop a BIG project ... Joey G-Zus will be tingling your very soul with Cartoon Hip-Hop Volume. 3 very soon ... Flava Dan is Cleanin' Up with ReggiiMental on the first installment of the Rusty Jukebox Radio DJ series ... and the much more and many man dem to come ...

Keep up with all the latest from Rusty Jukebox Records.
RustyJukebox.com

I hope we've left you Wanting More ... 'cos there's plenty more coming your way !!!
<a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/wanting-more">Wanting More by Matt Henshaw</a>

Monday, 26 July 2010

Lovebox Festival 2010 Video Diary #1 ...

yo yo yo ... let Rukus tell you wagwarn @ Lovebox festival Victoria Park London Friday 16th July 2010 ... Matt Henshaw takes to the main stage up before Dizzee Rascal he's just a rascal, Ellie Goulding, Chase 'n' Status and all the man dem ... Mark Ronson and Roxy Music on the following day ... then Hot Chip and Grace Jones ... Matt Henshaw sharing dressing room space with Bombay Bicycle Club and the Maccabees ... and Dizzee Rascal's entourage ... The Deepest Cellar hits the main stage ... plus Grown Ups from the Unfriendly Neighbours and Joey G-zus's Cartoon Hip-Hop Volume. 3 ... soon come ... the track The World's Gone Mad ... mad shit ... sounds big !!! Stay Tuned !!! Also, some quick big ups ... the NME, the New Musical Express, Lovebox, Blackberry, the BBC, Adidas, Adidas, NME magazine, LoveBox, Groove Armada, Dizzee Rascal, MixMag, The Fly magazine, DJ magazine, London, the East Midlands and the BBC ... they're all showing love to the Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental projects so they are sweet ... repetition like it ain't no ting ... big tings a gwarn ... yes Rukus ... yes Dizzee ... Watch them credits roll at the end ... Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental, Rukus, Bigga Man, Joey G-zus, Emma Louise, Flava Dan, Lloyd, D-BO, Joe Rizzle, Liam Byrne, Haydn Allen, Ryan Bloore, Devas... And love to Alice Wignall, Flavia Serrelli, Valerie Siebert, Dan Chapman, Lars Royalle, Gordon G Hudson and Darren Brown ... And not forgetting to good people of Jaegermeister and Gaymers ... cheers for the drinks ... http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic http://www.rustyjukebox.com http://www.reggiimental.com And don't forget to treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ Coming soon ... live video footage from the festival ... Cartoon Hip-Hop ... Flava Dan on Rusty Jukebox Radio ... the Chris Goring album project ... The Fire Pit ... nuff Deepest Cellar remixes ... backstage antics with Will Young ... and much much much much ... keep 'em peeled folks ... http://www.matthenshaw.wordpress.com - for all the latest news !!!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix) video uploaded ...

So here it is ... the official vid for the Stan Smith Remix of the classic single from the album The Deepest Cellar by ReggiiMental featuring Matt Henshaw ... as a FREE DOWNLOAD this version of this song has received alot of love and praise and has gone down a treat in the live arena ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com and loads of other goodies ... why not try to make your own Adidas Trainers remix ... you never know you might get some free gear !!! http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic http://www.youtube.com/user/ilsonowl <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix">Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix) by Matt Henshaw</a>

Friday, 9 July 2010

Matt Henshaw Video Diary July 2010 featuring ReggiiMental, Flava Dan, Unfriendly Neighbours etc.

A little earlier than usual for my video of the week but we got some gooooooooood news ... LoveBox 2010 ... we there !!! Big Big Big News brother !!! Just recorded this video quick ting outside Jimmy B-Boy Reggiimental's yard ... tell you all wagwarn in the world of Matt Henshaw ... Through the Looking Glass and into the Wonderland ... JB Jimmy B tell you the story ... So just what has been happening ... The Deepest Cellar out and big time released on Rusty JukeBox and ilsonowl records. joint project hitting up the airwarves ... BBC, NME, Best of MySpace ... Mogadishu Festival with Kula Shaker and JOhnny Marr ... MixMag we in there ... it's all in this vid ... and then to make summer 2010 ... the year of B-Boy Soul ... something new for you radio dial ... we gots LoveBox 2010 ... Big Love to the NME peeps who put us there ... the pickers and choosers ... Dizzee Rascal, Tom Findlay, Groove Armada, Krissi Murison, Jaimie Hodgson ... droppin' on the main stage before Chase &amp; Status ... it's gonna be dub, skanking, reggae, soul brother stuff for a couple and some dirty nasty dubstep all with a mod soul b-boy flex ... Summer 2010 ... B-Boy Soul ... Who's on stage in the posse ... Matt Henshaw, ReggiiMental, Unfriendly Neighbours, Joe Gutta, Bigga Man, Joe Rizzle, the fresh prince of breakbeat Flava Dan, Byrnez tha producer down in The Deepest Cellar, Emma Louise on some vocals, SC Sutten Catchy &lt;--- he's the man, Crissy Gee (look out for the project, live, percussion and ting, rural english uk hip-hop, pastoral and raps, it never bin done before, Traffic near, Stevie Winwood, Roots Manuva, Banana Klan, Adidas, trainers and ting ... Make sure you go ahead and treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/ With Love & Respect to all out in cyberland, http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Matt Henshaw @ LoveBox Festival 2010, London, Victoria Park ...

Check the news ... opening for Dizzee and co ... http://loveboxofficial.tumblr.com/post/777315763/lovebox-and-nme-breakthrough-announce-finalist-to-play http://www.lovebox.net/news/article/94 http://www.nme.com/news/nme-breakthrough/51881 And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/ Love in the LoveBox, Matt Henshaw http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic

Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental on The Beat on the BBC uploaded to youtube ...

Here's a recording from the radio ... Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental on The Beat on BBC in the East Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Staffordshire and other parts of the country and all over that digital dial and worldwide on the worldwide web ... you know that ... with Dean Jackson and the supreme team ... a pleasant time was had by all ... acoustic version of Can't Hold Back for you pleasure and a snippet of Far Away ... big ups Ras Supa, Rukus, Flava Dan and the Censored boys ... Chris Goring and Christopher Owen ... http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com http://www.last.fm/music/Matt+Henshaw Just been told we're playing LoveBox Festival ... opening the main stage on the Friday ... before Dizze Rascal, Ellie Goulding, the Bombay Bicycle Club, Chase & Status and big hitter such as Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music and the one and only Grace Jones ... cloud nine ain't the place ... we takin' it higher like James Brown in the 70s ... say what ?!?!? With Love, Matt Henshaw

Friday, 2 July 2010

The Deepest Cellar on the radio ... BBC, NME, Best of Myspace and Mogadishu Festival ...

Some good news folks ... over the last few weeks we've had a nice bit of playlisting ... The Deepest Cellar has been hitting the airwaves ... and not just one track ... Adidas Trainers, Can't Hold Back, Far Away and of course the title track The Deepest Cellar have all been played out by one DJ or another ... Tomorrow night we'll be featured on BBC in the East Midlands for a live interview and radio session with Dean Jackson ... be sure you're tuned in ... NME Radio and the Best of MySpace have been playing us out too ... radio presenter Gill Mills is loving the speed and funkiness of The Deepest Cellar ... http://www.myspace.com/bestofmyspace/music/playlists/best-of-myspace-99-1487797 And the lovely people at the NME new music and Radar pages have selected that same tune for their compilation of the best new music around currently ... http://music.nme.com/bands/$features_blog/2010/06/18/nme_breakthrough_compilation And be sure to tune in to Mogadishu Festival on the 5th July ... you can listen online to Matt Henshaw alonsgside the likes of Kula Shaker and Johnny Marr ... and it's all for a good cause ... And you've only got a few days left so you muuuuuuuust ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix/ And there's other radio, review and blog news over @ http://www.rustyjukebox.com/ and http://www.reggiimental.com/ ... ReggiiMental & Matt Henshaw in the area !!! With Love, Matt Henshaw x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

BBC Radio Session on Saturday evening ...

Tune your dial for Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental on Dean Jackson's The Beat this Saturday evening ... so that's BBC Radio Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln and bits of the West Midlands, the North and the South ... and you can listen online of course ... we'll be hitting the airwaves with some chat and some tunes at around 8:30pm ... but I would recommend tuning into the whole thing for a truly eclectic affair and some top tunes ... especially the B-Boy Soul ones ... You'll be filled in on all things Matt Henshaw in that show, so I stress that you must listen ... and don't forget ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ Big Love, Matt http://www.matthenshaw.com

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Can't Hold Back teaser video uploaded ... introducing The Fire Pit ...

Here's another little tease for you ... this is me recording some video footage I had taken on my phone from the video shoot for Can't Hold Back, the forthcoming single from the Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental project The Deepest Cellar ... And as a special little treat for y'all I recorded this whilst we were listening to some playback of a demo from the next album which is going to be called The Fire Pit ... just so 'ya know ... the song is called For Your Own Safety ... you better call 999 ... 'cos you've been playing with blazin' ... Take me down, down to The Fire Pit ... Much Love, Matt Henshaw x http://www.matthenshaw.com And on the PS thing. Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/

Monday, 28 June 2010

My Glastonbury 2010 highlights ... 40th Anniversary ...

Unfortunately this is a view from the armchair perspective of Glastonbury 2010 ... from reports I've had apparently Jerry Dammers put on quite a reggae - liscious show with an orchestra ... and I'm sure there's other things that I've missed that the wonderful BBC couldn't show ... I know my highlights when actually being at the festival have nothing to do with the music most of the time ... it's all about love and peace man ... Gorillaz with Bobby Womack, Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Shaun Ryder, De La Soul, Mark E. Smith and a ridiculous cast of some of the coolest f*ckers in the world of music from all corners of the globe ... Ray Davies Stevie Wonder Dr. John featuring Chris Barber Toots And The Maytals Faithless So there ... a nice mix I hope you'll agree ... just wish I could have been there in the sunshiiiiiiiiiiiine ...

Disaster … Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

It's an indescribable feeling being an England fan and leaving the World Cup and the euphoria behind ... I'll just forward the words of Chris Waddle commentating on BBC Radio 5 Live for the game ... he knows the game ... "The FA just sit on their backsides doing nothing, tournament after tournament ... why don't they listen? Why don't they look at other countries and say "how they keep producing talent?" ... we coach talent out of players ... we look upon player like Wayne Rooney and Steve Gerrard who haven't turned up for this tournament ... Steven Gerard’s had a half decent tournament but where do we go? Where's the plan B? ... they say "well, we've got pacey wingers who can do ..." ... WE HAVEN'T !!! We haven't got players who can run ... and the back four can't control it .. Can't pass it ... we lack so many ideas it's so frustrating ... the amount of money in our league is frightening and all they do is waste it on rubbish ideas ... " So there FA ... and FIFA, come on, pull your finger out and get some goal line technology in ... it's beyond ridiculous ... they better have it in the Prem next season ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ Regards, Matt Henshaw

Friday, 25 June 2010

Slovakia and Japan, welcome additions to the last 16 ... Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

Yesterday's games were a set of the best the World Cup has had to offer thus far ... and Slovakia and Japan, whilst underdogs and two of Alan Hansen's favourite whipping boys from the comfort of the studio, have proved themselves me than worthy of the last 16. Japanese forward Honda will no doubt be playing in Europe next season, where the money's at. His silky skills as provider for Japan's final goal was reminiscient of Henry or Bergkamp in their prime and as good as anything Lionel Messi has done, or Christiano Ronaldo has done with his head or neck, at this World Cup. And it's a shame to see the world champions Italy drop out, especially as I was speaking through the wonders of the internet to a couple of Italian girls at the time, they didn't care, and it seems that some of the Italy squaed didn't either apart from Buffon on the bench and Gattuso slicing his way into Slovakians legs !!! Did you see that gash ??? And no surprises for guessing the first European team through on 9 points ... but how far will the Netherlands get this time ??? Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ And check me in this week’s NME magazine …

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Mogadishu Festival (July 5th) w/ Kula Shaker, The The, Joanna Newsom and more ...

So, what's my plans for this week ??? Watch as much of the World Cup as possible ... get all the coverage of Glastonbury on the TV and athe radio ... record a radio session for the BBC with Reggii ... and last night I watched that John Lennon film with Christopher Ecclestone doing his Thomas The Tank Engine impression ... not bad though ... And just think ... most of this ... in fact almost all of this is through the magic boxes we have in our homes that connect us to the world, an the majority is provided by something we take for granted called the BBC, music, information and entertainment provided for us by the governing body of this country ... Well, imagine that we didn't have this, imagine that all this, including Gorillaz playing on the Pyramid Stage was considered un-islamic and we weren't allowed to listen ... that's how it is in Somalia, there's no music on the radio and you're just not allowed to get your groove on !!! Never !!! This is where the Mogadishu Festival comes in ... you can read all about it on the website ... but the top and bottom of it is a coming together of music and musicians who believe that this here music ban is a crying shame and an outrage ... http://mogadishumusicfestival.com/ Keep listening ... Stay Beautiful and Sweet Dreams ... Also, Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/

Mogadishu Festival ... more information to follow ...

Coming this July ... http://mogadishumusicfestival.com

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Matt Henshaw in this week's NME magazine ...

You can find me lurking in the pages of your favourite music news weekly magazine this week ... good to be back on the pages of the New Musical Express ... and England winning all in the same day as well ... what a corker ... There's a snippet of an interview where I do a bit of swearing for good measure and it mentions that Sam Cooke, Damon Albarn and Gnarls Barkley sound like influences upon myself ... not too shabby ... and it gives a mention to B-Boy Soul ... the sound of 2010 ... Don't forget ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ With Love, Matt x http://www.matthenshaw.com/

There we have it ... England through, do the do ... Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

Round 1 down ... but is there anyone else like me still a little disappointed that the last 20 minutes were an exercise in keep-ball rather than entertainment ... I'm as pleased as the next English born fella that we've made it by the skin of our teeth but I wouldn't mind a little flair for my money ... bringing on a cumbersome chap like Heskey to hold the ball up (which he does well by the way) and using someone with the skill and finesse like Joe Cole to keep the ball in the corner when I believe we should be putting in the second and third in the 70th to 90th minutes of the game ... or am I just an unsatisfiable England fan ... I'd probably complain if we won it because they scored an own goal ... although that would be nice if it was someone annoying like Puyol ... So, what can we take from the game? Milner played well after giving the ball away every time he had it in the first 15 minute ... as did Upson (who I had nightmares about messing up against USA) ... Is Rooney still looking haggered by injury woes? But Lampard and Gerrard looked good, finally, would have been nice to see either of them score but as Mick n Keef sang, "you can't always get what you want" ... maybe that should be an England World Cup song along with Three Lions ... it seems a fitting epitaph for the last 100 years of World Cup woe ... sorry? what? It's only been going since 1930 ... yes, well, I've only been around since 1987 but it still seems like 100 years !!! It'll probably be Germany in the next round anyways ... what do you think about that ??? Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Au revoir les Francais ... the dread of tomorrow ... Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

Enjoyed this afternoon's footyball ... watching the French desperately try to not be embarrassed at the first hurdle, but embarrassed they were, at the hands of South Africa, who in turn with feel a pinch of disatisfaction at being the first host nation to exit at the group stage. However, RSA will be pleased to have beaten the former world champions, quite convincingly it has to be said, and they have been overshadowed by the two teams from the Americas in the groups, as all the teams in this tournament seem to be playing in the shadow of the latino sides ... currently sat watching Maradona's Argentina side cruise into the second round, spare a thought for the poor lad with the job of man marking Lionel Messi and the surname too long to fit on the back of his shirt ... his father will be upset, and he's likely to end up with a booking at least by the end of the game if not more ... It would not surprise me if Nigeria sneak through this group, at the behest of Greece! So, what about the English boys and tomorrow's match up against Slovenia? The news so far that Upson, Milner and Defoe are the names on the team sheet for the game aren't exactly setting my heart alight with the confidence that the game will be anything more than a struggle ... Joe Cole must start, and if he doesn't make an appearance within the hour some serious question must be asked of Don Fabio ... is there any other closet Sven fans out there?? Which England player of the past would you recall to make sure we qualify for the second stage? Chris Waddle and a crash diet for me, a player than CAN run with the ball and cross, and take free-kicks, and better hair than Valderama ... all these young wingers aren't worth their weight in salt when compared to the Newcastle / Tottenham / Marseille / Wednesday legend. Walcott, Lennon and SWP... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix">Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix) by Matt Henshaw</a>

Far Away featuring ReggiiMental, Rukus and Ras Supa video uploaded ...

Another slick reggae cut from the Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental album 'The Deepest Cellar' ... Ras Supa and Rukus supply some sick verses rhyming with passion ... and it's all cut to this superb inspired video with slices of Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come ... the greatest Jamaican reggae biopic movie of all-time from Chris Blackwell's Island Records Island Production company ... breaking all the biggest names from Steve Winwood to Bob Marley to U2 and adopting Paul Weller, Tom Waits and BrianEno ... big big big ... There is a land so Far Away Where there is no night, there there is only day Look into the book of life and you will see There is a land so Far Away Bullet point plan ... we've got it all written down ... operation BALP is in full effect for Summer 2010 ... Check http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic http://www.rustyjukebox.com http://www.censoredonline.co.uk Have a quick scan around the web for other Matt Henshaw pages of other Matt Henshaw goodness ... it's all goodness ... http://www.matthenshaw.com http://www.myspace.com/matthenshawmusic http://www.twitter.com/matthenshaw11 http://www.youtube.com/user/ilsonowl http://www.last.fm/music/Matt+Henshaw http://matthenshaw11.blogspot.com http://matthenshaw.wordpress.com Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ PEACE x <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/far-away">Far Away by Matt Henshaw</a>

3 shows in 1 day ... that's rock'n'roll mister ...

This is the first live snap of Matt Henshaw and ReggiiMental playing for a live audience ... This shot is taken from the second of three shows performed on the 19th June 2010 ... the first show was on Derby Market Square in the outdoor sunshine as part of Fuse Festival in the name of Love Music Hate Racism ... a worthy cause I'm sure you'd agree and something close to the heart of The Deepest Cellar sessions ... the second show that day was live at the Derby Assembly Rooms as part of the same festival ... great to see some old Censored fans there praising the new songs ... The Deepest Cellar, Can't Hold Back and Adidas Trainers going down like gems ... The third show of the day was in the evening ... and a swift car journey down to leafy Oxfordshire and some much needed nutritional snacks for Mukka Fest and a very good gathering indeed ... like-minded people just looking for a good time and good music ... and good music was provided ... great to share a stage with the Unfriendly Neighbours boys ... something that will be happening more and more in the future I'm sure ... dropping what he had earlier it went down a real good reat um ... plus we through in a little Far Away for the reggae - soul set that worked out in such a way plus a little Grown Ups ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/

Monday, 21 June 2010

Vote for me to play LoveBox 2010 ...

Dear valued strands of DNA making up fabulous human beings, It's getting well into the Summer Summer time and I hope you're all enjoying it, and the World Cup too, what there is to be enjoyed anyways ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox 2010 if you would be so kind, thank you very much, it only takes a second ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ And treat yourself to a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith remix) ... http://www.matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ And also keep checking when we're playing live this summer ... plenty of stuff being a doing ... you get the drift ... I've been writing the official World Cup blog for SWFC.co.uk ... we played three live shows this Saturday just gone ... some photographs will be heading your way soon enough ... More and more music and remixes and videos to be sure ... With every inch of my positive fibre, Matt Henshaw . http://www.matthenshaw.com/

Finally, an enjoyable run of games ... Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

First of all, I'd like to apologise for not blogging anything following England's poor poor game on Friday ... I couldn't bring myself to say anything, and I'm sure all I would have said has been said and million and one other times by a million and one bloggers in a thousand other languages. Where was Joe Cole? Anyways, on a World Cup positive I'd just like to say how much I've enjoyed the last 24 hours of football. Finally some excitement, and goals goals goals. Even if it is bloomin' Portugal !!! Brazil vs. cote d'ivoire was a proper World Cup match-up and plenty of talking points to boot. The Kaka decision has to be overturned, I don't care if it was a second yellow or whatever, you can't bring the game into disrepute like that, and echoes of Rivlado doing a similar thing against Turkey brings the venom back, and the anti-Football naysayers to the fore. Get back, football = a glorious game. As proved when played excellently by Portugal against what some may say were inferior opposition. I say I like the Korean tykes, and have been impressed with some of their football, however, they were batted a side with some aplomb by one of Western Europe's finest. And Chile - Switzerland was good quality fast paced affair with some interesting refereeing decisions, some of the reffing in this tournament has reminded me of a game in the USA '94 World Cup when two players were sent off for kicking the ball out, Mexico vs. Bulgaria I think it was ... So, Spain to look forward to watching tonight, let's hope for another decent game ... and let's see how the Spaniards respond to their opening day loss ... better than the boys with three lions on their shirts no doubt ... How about a Free Adidas Trainers Remix Download in exchange for voting Matt Henshaw to play LoveBox 2010 ... http://apps.facebook.com/playlovebox/ ... go for it ... http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/ ... <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/adidas-trainers-stan-smith-remix">Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix) by Matt Henshaw</a>

Thursday, 17 June 2010

One down many more to go ... Official SWFC.co.uk World Cup blog …

So have we had a good start to the World Cup ??? Vuvuzelas giving you a head ache?? Maradona's adulation too much so early on??? England's chances???? What happened to Spain???? There you go, I've pretty much summed it up in that paragraph. There's not that much happened so far. Besides a few select teams / games the goal count has been depressingly low, and the soul shakin football not to be found in too many places. So, my favourite Spain faulter at the first hurdle and my outside bet, Cote d'ivoire don't look as deadly as I thought they would against Portugal, who I still predict will go out at the close of the group stage. The USA game then? I watched too horrified as Robert Green, still in my opinion the safest pair of hands in the England goal (how's that for a statement?) spilled the ball into our goal. Too distressed!!! In my nightmares it was Ledley King making the mistake ... get Barry in for the Algeria game ... here's hoping to three points against the North African boys ... Vote for me to play at LoveBox this year … http://www.facebook.com/loveboxofficial … New Kula Shaker single … catch me with them at Mogadishu festival in July … http://newblack.me/u/?s=0 Matt Henshaw x http://www.matthenshaw.com/

LoveBox and Mogadishu Festival with Kula Shaker ...

Vote for me to play at LoveBox this year ... http://www.facebook.com/loveboxofficial ... New Kula Shaker single ... catch me with them at Mogadishu festival in July ... http://newblack.me/u/?s=0

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Listen to me guesting on 'Rock Shows' by Sutten Catchy ...

Just guesting here on SC Sutten Catchy Sirver Consequences single from his forthcoming album 'Well Deserved Break' ... the Brighton boy has got some baging tunes coming up on there, I reckon it'll be out in August ... i'm on anothertune which is slightly less aggressive called 'Go It Alone' ... i'm sure you'll hear that at some point ... We're gonna mosh like at Rock Shows Till a time no clock knows We're gonna mosh like at Rock Shows You'll be lucky if you get home ... http://www.facebook.com/sutten.catchy http://www.matthenshaw.com Something a little rocky for anyone who's had a wet weekend at Download festival ... well it was wet at the end ... I was unlucky enough to be at Derby train station as well ... I think the wet weather is the reason i'm hauled up in bed now with a touch of the man flu ... and I lost a quid ... A QUID ... getting a Snickers out of a vending machine that didn't drop out because it got stuck !!! http://www.myspace.com/censoredville http://www.youtube.com/user/ilsonowl DO IT NOW !!!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Summer gigs kick off in Leicester ... how did I do?

So, I played my first two proper gigs in almost two years over the last week, and how did they go? Pretty well I thought. Great to be on a stage again with folk lookin' at yer. And the occassional compliment on the voice is very nice, it's a while since it's been praised so much, I'd almost forgotten I could sing. But sing I did at two fairly intimate shows in my new home city of Leciester ...

Played at the Shed on Thursday night, somewhere I'd never had the pleasure of playing in my Censored days, the spiritual birthplace of a little band called Kasabian and playing alongside a great new band called Silent Signals (look out for them, they've got two beautiful female vocalists and a band of very talented musos, ambient pop/rock that will have you vibrating with pleasure (I could be a music journo!)) My set was almost like a concerto in two parts (not to grandiose sounding I hope!) ... with the first half being soulful jazzy pop numbers including three brand new songs and a bit of Frank Sinatra thrown in for good measure ... That's Life, that's what all the people say ...

And then the second half of the show at the Shed I got back to doing what I used to do ... bluesy stuff, singing for the testicles up through the stomach and the chest and then raucous through the throat ... a medley based around "You Need Love" by Willie Dxon and Muddy Waters ... then I'm sure old Censored fans will be pleased to hear I played In The Presence of the Lord upon request (yeah, that's right, people actually requeting old stuff, it's only a matter of time before i'm forced to play Your Eyes Are Made of Gold) ... and then a couple more raucous bluesy ones to close, but i'm not going to give the game away ...

And then the followig days it was an outdoor afternoon affair bookended by a couple of original tunes (including Bon Nuit Madame (Goodnight My Lady) being aired at long last in song form) and some Beatles, Ben E. King and a little Martha Reeves & The Vandellas thrown in ...

Peace Love and eternal sunshine to you all,
Thanks for reading,
Matt Henshaw x
http://www.matthenshaw.com

PS. Be sure to vote for Matt Henshaw the "New school old-time b-boy" on the LoveBox NME vote thingey ... http://www.facebook.com/LoveboxOfficial
PPS. buy the album on bandcamp, I need the cash, I want to see Europer over the summer ... Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Prague ... every little helps ..

<a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/the-deepest-cellar-remix">The Deepest Cellar (Remix) by Matt Henshaw</a>

'Propaganda' and 'All We Know' from The Deepest Cellar on The Zeitgeist Movement Media Project.

2 songs from the Deepest Cellar have been kindly uploaded to the Zeitgesit Movement's Media Project ... no doubt I'll blog more in the future about what the Zeitgeist Movement is and what it's all about ... very interesting and something we should all be aware of ...

But for now enjoy the free MP3s and listen listen listen to the message ...

http://zeitgeistmediaproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=7&Itemid=4

And if you do want to do some more reading up then go to ...
http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com

Sippin' at Propaganda through a straw, (from TVs to Maccy Ds),
Kids ground down by the system what's the score,
Never taught to question why? What's for? (We're never taught that),
Is this the life? Well, surely there's much more. <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/propaganda">Propaganda by Matt Henshaw</a> <a href="http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/track/all-we-know">All We Know by Matt Henshaw</a>