Henry Soul

Henry Soul

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

HENRY SOUL'S ECLECTIC MUSIC TAKES OFF ON PNO/VOX JAZZ STANDARDS VIA FUNK & SOUL ORIGINALS TO DJ'ING WITH MY LAPTOP THRU CHILLOUT 2 FUNKY HOUSE WITH LEFT-HAND BASS/SYNTH, RIGHT-HAND KEYS PLUS THE VOCALS. HOPE THIS EXPLAINS WELL!
THANK U!

Biography

HENRY SOUL'S ECLECTIC MUSIC TAKES OFF ON PNO/VOX JAZZ STANDARDS VIA FUNK & SOUL ORIGINALS TO DJ'ING WITH MY LAPTOP THRU CHILLOUT 2 FUNKY HOUSE WITH LEFT-HAND BASS/SYNTH, RIGHT-HAND KEYS PLUS THE VOCALS. HOPE THIS EXPLAINS WELL!
THANK U!

A Biography:
Of Anglo-Thai origins and a budding teen star, Japan beckoned with an offer to release a single. In Tokyo, the discovery of live jazz opened new horizons. A year on, he moved to Hollywood. The Sex Pistol’s last concert in San Francisco inspired and Henry kick started his new band into Hollywood’s post-punk avant-garde rock scene: Whiskey a GoGo, Club Lingerie, TV show 'NewWave Theater', etc….

ON concert tour in New York, the city’s artistic vibe of Andy Warhol’s 80's prodded Henry Soul to settle there, expanding on one hand into the avant-garde scene with performance art shows on Wall Street, the LaMamma Theatre and the Pyramid Club, while on the other hand developing his singing and piano skills on a more intimate local scene in jazz cafés and clubs such as the Café Metropolis and One Fifth.

THE early Nineties' World Music brought Henry Soul to Paris, and playing with European, American and African musicians marked a turning point for him: jazz and soul began playing a greater role and his own sound took shape: his voice gained a distinct character lending his original music a touch of soulful groove. Henry Soul played at clubs Les Bouchons, Folies Pigalle, later at Cithéa, Latitude Jazz Club and 'Transmusicale de Rennes' festival, featuring guest appearances by musicians as diverse as Edmundo Carneiro, Brazilian percussionist of St Germain & Tania Maria, Cameroonian Raymond Doumbé, one of Myriam Mkeba’s bassists, Australian trumpeter David Lewis, band leader of Paris Combo or the American jazz drummer Sangoma Everett.

RECORDING in London @ Jazzy B's famous Soul II Soul Studio in Camden Town, the new and vibrant DJ and acid live jazz scenes of the late 90's attracted Henry Soul to stay. Electro-beats and nu-funk were a refreshing influence, introducing a more popular and modern feel. Concerts include the Soho Jazz festival, the world famous Jazz Café and local clubs with guests such as jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi. Another feature became the dance/club scene where Henry Soul performed live in duo with Djs. A set-up successfully continued in Bangkok’s famed Bed Supperclub and Metropolitan Hotel Lounge just to mention a few.

HIS most recent successful solo live shows alongsidebands and dj's in Bochum and Berlin in Germany have established encouraged a continuation in that direction. And of course besides being a solo act, he never misses out on the chances to perform with a live band.

TODAY, through all major influences, his sense of fun, energy and openness in making music found its way onto his unique live performances culminating in his recordings,
“ I think to sum up my musical feelings, there has to be a sense of joy, and all other sentiments that encumbers life.

A WORLD CITIZEN, my artistry lies in four continents, my soul in… Music. ”

Discography

Album 1:
Henry Soul - L.A. Funk Sessions
Release Date:
06-May-2009
Label:
ART 4 EARS RECORDS
Genre:
R&B/Soul (primary), Vocal (secondary)
Liner Notes:
HENRY SOUL - L.A. FUNK SESSIONS: Funky Soul With a
Touch Of Pop.It's Nu-Groove! This new album is a collaboration with L.A.'s top musicians, Robin DiMaggio on drum...

Album 2:

Big Smoke

Release Date:
26-Oct-2009
Label:
ART 4 EARS RECORDS
Genre:
R&B/Soul (primary), Dance (secondary)
Liner Notes:
HENRY SOUL's latest energy-packed EP called, "BIG SMOKE" sees him - this time, in a solo act: kicking off with his soulful voice in a funky mood, Henry's syn...

Single 1:

Kaen
by Henry Soul

Release Date:
28-Jun-2010
Label:
ART 4 EARS RECORDS
Primary Genre: Dance
Secondary Genre: Electronic

Album 3:

East 'N West'
by Henry soul

Release Date:
09, Dec. '10

Label:
ART 4 EARS Records

Genre:
Dance (primary), R&B/Soul (secondary)

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