Michael Hendry

Michael Hendry

 Tarragindi, Queensland, AUS
SoloFolkAcoustic

Driving guitar, rootsy & contempoary. Acoustic based songs are the musical playground of Michael Hendry.

Biography

Michael Hendry is an Australian based Singer Songwriter. After performing in several original bands over a number of years, he now concentrates on writing and performing his own material on acoustic guitar. The simple sound of acoustic guitar allows his broad vocal range to capture the true essence of his songs and performance.

His songs are a blend of rock, pop and folk, written about love, life and the odd fictional tale. Michael sights some of his influences as the likes of Neil Young, Geoff Buckley and Nick Drake.

Michael’s live playing experience is widespread.  He has played shows both nationally and internationally, including the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival, and the International Songwriters Retreat in Ben Lomond California.

 “By focusing on melodies written around the acoustic guitar and carefully crafted arrangements, his songs are memorable with their own originality”. Angela Toohey – The Boy From Oz http://www.angelatoohey.com.au

Lyrics

Why Wait Now

Written By: Michael J Hendry

Why Wait Now – Michael Hendry 2010 ©

Why wait now
To put that stuff on me
I should have known
You’d put that stuff on me
I know I let you down
I know I let you down, down, down
Years go by years go by
Still you put it on me
Years go by
You put that stuff on me
I know I let you down
I know I let you down
I know I let me down
I know I let you down, down, down

Hey now wer’d you go
So miles & miles apart you’ve grown
Hey now wer’d we go
So miles & miles apart we’ve grown

So why wait now why wait now to put it on me
I should have known
You’d put that stuff on me
I know I let you down

Hey now wer’d you go
So miles & miles apart you’ve grown
Hey now wer’d we go
So miles & miles apart we’ve grown

Take Your Medicine

Written By: Michael Hendry

Take your Medicine – Michael Hendry © May 2011

V1. In photographs we all look the same
So I keep on looking at you
I seem to find this unhealthy attachment in my mind, to you

V2.Look out tonight, to the stars
Do they shine for you
Do they make you feel so warm
Warm inside I mean
You really broke my will,
When the wheels came off you cried
My dear

Chorus: It still reminds me of you
The way that you withdrew
So take your medicine my dear
I hope you feel well soon!

V. 3 A lot of people never love
Do you believe it’s true
So I’m reaching out to you
I seem to find this unhealthy attachment in my mind, to you

Chorus: It still reminds me of you
The way that you withdrew
So take your medicine my dear
I hope you feel well soon
So take your medicine my dear
I hope you feel well soon

One More Hour

Written By: Michael Hendry

One More Hour

Just one more hour just one last try
He sure could use a little luck on his
Just take it easy don’t try so high
He sure could use a little luck on his side

So take him gently wrap his skin all tight
Keep em out he wants to keep em out
Keep em on the outside
So shake them break them when he was so young
Oh when there was a time when he could have fun

Just one more hour just one last try
He sure could use a little luck on his
Just take it easy don’t try so high
But he sure could use a little luck on his side

Break

Just one more hour just one last try
He sure could use a little luck on his
Just take it easy don’t try so high
But he sure could use
A little luck on his
Just a little luck on his side

© Michael Hendry - 2007

Discography

Michael Hendry (EP 2007 - Independent)
Track listing:
1. Underground (Hendry/Wardingham) - air play Triple M 104.5
2. Tragedy (Hendry)
3. How Was I To Know (Hendry) - air play on Jango
4. One More Hour (Hendry) - air play on Jango

The Most of Hendy (2005 - Independent)
Track listing:
1. Champagne & Caviar (Hendry, Dolan, Crowley)
2. Don't Push Me Away (Hendry, Dolan)
3. Don't Want It (Hendry, Dolan, Crowley)
4. Negativity (Hendry, Dolan, Crowley)
5. Believe (Hendry)
6. Don't Tell Mumma (Hendry, Dolan)
7. City Nights (Hendry, Dolan, Crowley)
8. There She Goes (Hendry, Dolan, Crowley)
9. Feel No Shame (Hendry, Dolan)
10. King & Country (Hendry, Stowvasser)

Set List

Riding Out 4.27 min (Hendry)
Cant Wait to See You 4.00 min (Hendry)
Lift My Head 3.43 min (Hendry)
Champagne & Caviar 3.20 min (Hendry)
Why Wait Now 4.20 min (Hendry)
Seven Years 2.10 min (Hendry)
I Know 3.2 min (Hendry)
Song For Us 3.1 min (Hendry/Vestergaard)
River is Rising 4.00 min (Hendry)
Time 4.50 min (Hendry)
Take Your Medicine 4.20 min (Hendry)
Rivers of Fire 4.10 min (Hendry)
Summer Girl 3.20 min (Hendry)
Sundown 4.00 min (Hendry)
California 3.20 min (Hendry/Skaarup/Følleslev)
One More Hour 2.55 min (Hendry)
Go 3.35 min (Hendry)
King & Country 4.00 min (Hendry)