Henry Preistman and Les Glover make a welcome return toTallarn Green, having performed for us last year to help raise funds for the building of the new school library.

Saturday November 28th 7:30

After over 37 years in the music business – and with a credit list longer than both your arms – in 2009 he reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of  Modern Life  to critical acclaim.  5 years later he released the eagerly awaited follow-up “The Last Mad Surge of Youth”, which garnered Henry the best reviews he’s had in his many years of releasing albums.

His band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in ’77, and The Who on European Tour in ‘79. He sold three million albums with The Christians, and wrote a top five single for Mark Owen. He has written songs with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman. He shared a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composed the title song for London West End musicalDreamboats and Petticoats”.  To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones’ 2004 CD.

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.