“He’s a force of nature!” Marc Riley, BBC6 Music
Henri Herbert’s monthly solo piano sessions continue in our Basement Bar! This will be the last one for a while since Henri is heading off on tour for 3 months. These intimate shows sell out fast – so get in quick!
Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the best and most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. The former pianist of the mighty Jim Jones Revue now blazes his own trail, racking up an incredible 13 million YouTube hits on the way.
Born in France, and raised in the UK, at an early age he was drawn to records made by the piano-pounding pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Ammons. He spent many long days and nights studying their styles, spinning them into what he calls “Supercharged Boogie”. He joined the Jim Jones Revue in 2011. After several world tours, The JJR disbanded in 2014 and Henri decided to focus on his own band and has since released two critically acclaimed EPs, toured the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK performed live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music, performed at SXSW 2016 in Austin, TX and opened for Richard Hawley. With all this already under his belt, Herbert has his debut album set for release in November 2017 and is firmly establishing himself as a name to watch. Henri is delighted to perform a rare solo piano show featuring some VERY special guests.