Free Henry!
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Free Henry!

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
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“The ultimate goal of a jam band is to create a seamless flow on a record, a sort of melodic stream of consciousness. Free Henry! accomplishes this and more.

One song from the local band’s latest effort ‘Summers on Neptune’ transitions with ease into the next, allowing the listener to get lost in the smooth melodies.” - Paul Lane, The Niagara Gazette

“While the work of Buckley and Foote is nothing short of stellar, Presti’s bass lines are as skillfully laid down as anybody’s and Mannella flawlessly provides the rhythm and backbone of Free Henry!’s ambience. Each quarter of this group brings a communicable enthusiasm to their work, and ‘Summers On Neptune’ exemplifies their collective contagion. “Beware of the Dog” and “Too Much Too Soon” are among the groovier and juicier tunes on Neptune.” - College News Magazine-Joe Anello

"Free Henry is in constant flux. They have performed with The Guess Who, Rusted Root and most recently in NYC. They are positive, uplifting, raw honest energy and continuously seek new places, cities and musicians to perform with and at. Every tune on "Summers On Neptune" is fantastic. Like every single song on this CD, each member of Free Henry! holds a gift, a surprise, insight and God given talent. Free Henry! may stand side by side, but each of them, like their songs, are complete, a work of art, divine." - Susan Marie, "Think Twice Radio"

“Free Henry! emerges as an up-and-coming rock band whose style infuses elements of acoustic rock, jazz, and blues harmony with a sound that is uniquely theirs. Originally crafted lyrics by singer/songwriter and guitarist Bob Buckley puts Free Henry! outside the norm, as they lay a basic foundation of melodies and layer upon layer of new-age sounds. This young quartet loves to jam, and their diverse compositions display their intricate and dynamic groove.” - Artvoice Magazine-Caitlin DeRose

"They certainly don't skimp on giving you the feel good, stuck in your head choruses. Expect mainstream pop rock, but with more guts than you're used to hearing. And they know how to do what they do very well. If you want to describe it to a friend in 4 words you could say: smart minded rock pop." - Buffalo Rising-Brandon Schlia

“After the first listen, you’ll get an insight as to who these up-tempo versatile musicians are. Free Henry!’s sound is sure to grab your attention and invites you to join in for a passionate “Free Your Soul” musical experience.” - SMASH Magazine-Charlotte Burnett

"Free Henry! is a refreshing new band from Buffalo, NY with an uplifting musical approach. This cat can sing. Great tone and good pitch. He is a very emotional singer with interesting lyrics, definitely a winning combo." - Tune Review-Rochester, NY

“Free Henry!’s improvisational style entertains all-age audiences” - The Buffalo News- Pam Kowalic

"Calling upon rock influences with hints of jazz and blues, the members of Free Henry! clearly put their all into this album. The listener can’t help but feel a bit better about life in general after taking in 'Summers on Neptune,' with the band’s infectious enthusiasm impossible to ignore."

- Paul Lane-The Niagara Gazette

“There's something that stands out about Free Henry!. Sure, the group's own brand of jam-heavy, jazz-influenced rock has garnered increasing popularity and has helped land gigs opening for national acts like The Guess Who and Better Than Ezra. But, it's also that extra punctuation in their name that helps set them apart from other bands.” - Scott Pukos Rochester, NY “Metromix”


"Get Up & Feel The Flow"- 2010
"Summers On Neptune" - 2009
"The Retro Demo" - 2007



Free Henry!: a free-flowing rock n' roll jam-band that captures the spirit of pioneering and evocative jazz rhythms and melds it with their descriptive lyrics that catapults their listener into a unique experience. Within the past year this Buffalo, NY band has expanded from the Western New York music scene by playing the areas most famous outdoor music festivals and venues. They were recently named “Best Original Rock Act” by the 2009 Buffalo Music Awards and “Best Rock Act,” “Best Original Music Act,” “Best Band Name,” and “Best Male Vocalist” by the 2010 Artvoice Best Of Buffalo Music Awards.

Free Henry!'s sincere musicality and organic growth comes from the interplay of four very diverse and vibrant members. Bob Buckley is the voice and undercurrent of the group. Buckley’s heartfelt vocal prowess is backed by the electric pyrotechnics of guitarist Alex Foote. Bassist Derek Presti and drummer Pat Mannella provide the directing and driving rhythm that interlock this eclectic group together. Free Henry!'s infectious and penetrating music fused with Buckley's profound lyrics craft an awe-inspiring sound that is felt by all.

“The great thing about Free Henry! is that once it draw crowds into a show, the band is capable of keeping those fans hooked with an eclectic mix of commercial songs performed by four super talented musicians.” –Josh Maloni of

Together, Free Henry! creates a delicate, but powerful echo; teeming with life. This regionally touring jazz-influenced, jam-heavy pop/rock hybrid comes armed with intelligence, insight, inspiration, and the desire to shake up the status quo with a sound that is unmistakably their own.

"Our goal is to build a career and identity for Free Henry! versus becoming a quick out-of-the-box hit single artist. We strive to connect with our fans on all levels and will continue to mature throughout our career path."-Bob Buckley

Since 2009, Free Henry! has shared their energetic and charismatic shows with a variety of “rock’s finest” recording artists such as; Blues Traveler, Foreigner, The Guess Who, Soulive, Rusted Root, Blind Melon, Badfinger, Better Than Ezra, We The Kings, Lou Gramm, and Rik Emmett from Triumph.

With their follow-up record to debut album “Summers On Neptune,” in the works, Free Henry!’s cultured progressive talent is an innovative definition for a new era in rock music today.

"Influence & Accent Your Senses" and embark on the mystical journey that is Free Henry!.