Friday, 26 July 2013

My Birthday Party (Friday 6th September) ...

Good evening blog dwellers,

I'll make it quick to start the ball rolling on my birthday celebrations in which. And my apologies too, for not blogging as much as I'd like.

Friday 6th September @ The Venue in Derby. Get it in the diary, book your train/coach/plane tickets now ... FREE Parking opposite on Abbey Street, buses all day every day and an evening of great music, to be announced. Friday 6th September @ The Venue, Derby

Exciting times too sorting out the Matt Henshaw vinyl, The B-Boy Soul from Matt Henshaw & ReggiiMental going out there too (a few high powered meetings in London later) and Satsuma Elephants waiting on the next big festival experience @ Y-Not Festival (Allotment Stage, Saturday @ noon) and getting out there on the music scene ... so, lots going on.

With Love & Birthday Cheer,
Matt Henshaw.

PS. launching Satsuma Elephants proper ... Stay Tuned ...

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Matt Henshaw's Acoustic Rhythm'n'Gospel Cavalcade ...

Hola mi amigos,

I've been a busy boy this week ... after I'd given myself the week off ... Never !

Playing acoustic shows in Leicester Monday to Wednesday and busking for some pocket money ... saving up for a MacBook and iPhone see ...

Anyways, I'm doing a proper solo show in Nottingham @ Pepper Rocks on Tuesday 23rd, and it's all FREE ! Go to the facebook event and invite your friends ...

Looking to get some old school vinyl sorted ... got a handful of songs ... got some snazzy shirts ... what more do you want ?? Crayons ?? I have those if you want some ...

Here's me hatching my plans in the office ...

Monday, 8 July 2013

Festival Season ... Godiva setlist ...

Afternoon folks, Good Monday,

Absolutely pooped with the busy-ness ! Filled up on sleepings last night after a hectic week ... anyways, here's the songs that I done over the last weeked ...

First @ Scorpios in High Wycombe ...
It Ain't Easy
Always in the Way
Let Everything Go
Coming Around
When I Close My Eyes
Get Me Some
Everybody Clap Your Hands
Can't Hold Back
Adidas Trainers (Stan Smith Remix)

And from Godiva Festival, and Party in the Park the previous week ...
Pick Up The Pieces
Gimme Some More
Can't Hold Back
Everybody Clap Your Hands
Dance To The Music
Think Twice

Funky Good Times !

Here's me hard at work ... what I do when I'm not onstage ... go on, tickle my belly ... you know you want to ...

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

July July July ... #GoodTimes #GayTimes #MoreGoodTimes

Hello Hello Hello and good welcome(?),

So I've had a pretty busy loooooong weekend. 2 shows Friday, down in Gloucestershire on Saturday and then Party In The Park in Birmingham on Sunday ... I won't tell you the setlist because we've tried some new stuff and want it to be a surprise. Especially for Godiva Festival @ War Memorial Park in Coventry this Saturday. We're on in the Rhythm Tent at half past 5 after Lee from Madness and his Ska Orchestra and Neville Staples from The Specials, and it's all for FREE so if you're in the Midlands and you're not there I want a seriously good reason for missing out on this one.

And then over the last two days I've been moving house in Leicester, no internet, and NO KETTLE for the last few hours ... whose idea was it to pack that up and put it in the car so soon ?!?! Before I had one last tea in the old place. Anyways, just murdered a lovely cup of the warm stuff in the new place and it feels so right. Good Times ... or as the kids say #GoodTimes ...

Anyways, the rest of the week? Heading down to London for the next two days, important meetings to be had and heading over to the New Designers Exhibition in Islington to take a peek at the best new art students in the UK. I'm sure i'll tell you a thing or two about it ... art galleries are a new pleasure ... just spread good feelings through great imagery ... and creativity makes me tingle ...

Then, Scorpios in High Wycombe on Friday night for me and ReggiiMental, it'll be nice to be back in High Wycombe, and so soon (they love us down there) as we kicked off the Coming Around Tour down there at the start of May. #GoodTimes #MoreGoodTimes

As this is quite a text heavy blog I'll leave you with a little picture of me from the last couple of months ... Enjoy !

... hanging out at Helsinki, Leicester's Premier Gay Club, with flowers in my hair for a friend's birthday ! #GayTimes