MICHAEL HENDERSON

MICHAEL HENDERSON

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloR&BFunk

Michael Henderson "Rocks The House" with MANY Hit songs! Memorable classics such as: "You Are My Starship!" "Be My Girl!" "Valentine Love!" "Take Me, I'm Yours!" "At The Concert!" "In The Nighttime!" "Wide Receiver!" ...so many MORE! Henderson takes you to the brink & brings you back again!

Biography

4 TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE! BASSIST! SINGER! SONGWRITER! PRODUCER! AND ARRANGER, also inventor of Dropped "D" tuning!

Michael Henderson has added his musical flavor to some of the greatest names in the field of music! Having played Bass Guitar and/or recorded with: Miles Davis, (Regarded by critics as, "The Devil That Made Him Do It!") This Honorary Motown FUNK BROTHERS has played and recorded with artists such as, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Phyllis Hyman, Norman Connors, The Dramatics, Rena Scott, Fantastic Four, Dr. John, Bill Cosby, The Spinners, The Temptations, Cherelle, The Four Tops, P-Funk, Buddy Miles, Fantastic Four, Norman Connors, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Detroit Emeralds, Teddy Pendegrass, Delfonics, Ray Parker Jr., Hamilton Bohannon, Reggie Lucas, Dells, Mtume, Patti LaBelle, Gary Bartz, Carl Thomas, Johnny Taylor, Mick Jaggar, Herbie Hancock, Chi-Lites, Angela Bofil, The Dramatics, Sugar Ray, Lonnie Liston Smith, The Originals, Compton's Most Wanted, Ashford and Simpson, The Jackson 5 and many more, NOW his music is being rediscovered as well as being re-recorded by the HIP-HOP generation !!!
In his autobiography DIVIDED SOUL, Marvin Gaye writes, I have to win my audience back from Teddy Pendegrass, Peabo Bryson, and Michael Henderson! Henderson/Gaye compositions on the new 40th Anniversary album, "What's Goin' On!" DISC 2... http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/whats-going-on-40th-anniversary-edition-mr0003345851

Michael Henderson has reached the zenith of success in a multitude of genres! Jazz! Funk! R&B! Soul! Drum&Bass! Fusion!  Though we are very excited to announce that his latest "BASS" work on the "Miles From India" disc has received a Grammy Nomination, and congratulations are definitely in order, this is not the first Grammy Nomination, but his fourth!

A new generation has re-discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON! His music has been SAMPLED and/or re-recorded by artists such as; L L Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, JAY-Z, BEYONCE,  DANNY BOY, DR. JOHN, WAYMON TISDALE, JAGGED EDGE, TUPAC SHAKUR, KENNY LATTIMORE, MAYSA LEAK, NOEL GHOURDIN, CONYA DOSS, KRS1, METHODMAN, TI, GURU, LIL KIM, NWA, THEODORE UNIT, BIGGIE SMALLS, BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, MISSY ELLIOTT, GEORGE BOHANNON, THE SAX PACK, STEVE 'O, MOBB DEEP, THE DAZZ BAND, SKIP  MARTIN, SUGAR RAY, MC8, DJ QUICK, ADINA HOWARD, CARL THOMAS, CHUCKII BOOKER, GURU, JERMAINE DUPRI, TERRI ELLIS (EN-VOGUE) EMINEM.... Heavily influenced are groups and individuals such as; LIVING COLOUR, PEARL JAM, RADIO-HEAD, SONIC YOUTH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DAVID BYRNE, DJ SPOOKIE, JAMIE MORRISON, PAUL MILLER, Bassist JAH WOBBLE, CHUCK "D", MODESKI, MARTIN & WOOD and GREG TATE writer of The VILLAGE VOICE, to name a few!

Having written, sang, and played bass on Phyllis Hymans' first top ten hit, "We Both Need Each Other", Michael Henderson went on to record with Ms. Hyman the classic, "Can't We Fall In Love Again", considered today to be one of the top ten duets of all time!  Singing duets only heightened with the sultry vocals of Roberta Flack on the also, Henderson penned hit, "At the Concert", additional chart-toppers would include the Henderson penned, soulful single, "Take Me, I'm Yours" featuring the steaming highs of Ms. Rena Scott!   Michael Henderson traveled the world incessantly with Miles, until he (Michael Henderson) decided to write, sing and record his first hit, "Valentine Love" a classic lovers' anthem featuring the sassy, jazzy vocals of Jean Carn on the Norman Connors album, "Saturday Night Special"  Following this hit release was the super phenomenal, oft recorded, "You Are My Starship" from the Norman Connors Album of the same name, "You Are My Starship". Though it is often times thought that Norman Connors is the vocalist, it is actually the vocal stylings, of Michael Henderson himself, also Bassist, Composer, Arranger and Producer of this classic!

Michael Henderson first gained world wide recognition as an acclaimed young bass player with groups such as "The Detroit Emeralds", "The Fantastic Four", "The Funk Brothers" and was the FUNK anchor for Stevie Wonder, at the tender age of 16! Musicians marveled at his prowess and knowledge of his instrument. Audiences included the likes of Mick Jagger, Dr. John, Diana Ross, Betty Davis, Miles Davis and more. After one such extraordinary, truly inspiring Stevie Wonder concert, Legendary Trumpeter Miles Davis made his way backstage only to inform Stevie, "I'm Takin' Yo F@&(*(%@ Bass Player!" With Miles, a new style of playing was developed!~


Discography

The Essential Vol. 1 2011 (CD)
The Essential Vol. 2 2012 (CD)
Goin' Places (CD)
In The Night Time (CD)
Slingshot (CD)
Solid (CD)
Wide Receiver (CD)
Bedtime Stories
Fickle
Do It All

Set List

Michael Henderson Concert Performances can generally last 1-2 Hours, when featuring extended play on his popular, Hit Songs!!!

SAMPLE SET LIST:
Geek You Up
Prove It
Wide Receiver
Take Me, I'm Yours
In The Night Time
Valentine Love
You Are My Starship
Be My Girl
Happy ( Bass Instrumental)
Make Me Feel Like
Medley: We Both Need Each Other & Can't We Fall In Love Again
In The Summer Time
At The Concert
Let Me Love You