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"Confessional Album Review"

Let's face it. Singer-songwriters can be painfully dull. Shrill, nasal cries over unaffecting acoustic patchwork that fail to strike a chord with the listener. Edinburgh's Roy Henderson, however, has come out with an album of authentic music. No cries for attention here, just an album of honesty in four chords or so.

"Acetylene", a solid acoustic rocker, makes for a decent start to the first chapter of the album. The songs beyond the opener rely less on electric guitar, but this mere point is not made to say less of the album; the attention is still very much held.

Henderson can craft a song.

Henderson doesn't need a full band to get his point across. However, the use of drums and keyboard as accompaniment to his guitar does embiggen his sound. "Re-Evaluating Jesus" and "History" exhibit his ability to pen catchy and intelligent songs. There's nothing pretentious here.

This is the the voluntary response of one who has lived a life and voiced it in song.

Henderson has managed to produce an album of heartfelt material that - importantly for a singer-songwriter - is largely interesting! While many such singers will pour their hearts out with no return, Henderson is one of the few that should prosper.

- Bluesbunny.com


Discography

The "Confessional" album was released in December 2007. The next project was the follow up "The Theory of the Road" in December 2008
Tracks from both albums have received radio airplay in Scotland as well as in numerous podcasts
Tracks can be heard on his website - www.myspace.com/royhenderson

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Influences start with Lennon/McCartney and go through just about every major songwriter of the last 30 years.