Recently described by Spill Magazine as ‘perhaps the greatest undiscovered talent today’, Henry Bateman’s music falls somewhere between the worlds of ambient, progressive rock and folk musics; somewhere between Peter Gabriel, Neil Finn and James Taylor, with a virtuoso acoustic guitar style reminiscent of the likes of Nick Drake and Michael Hedges. He’s doing his own thing; at the age of just 22, he’s just released his third solo album ‘Hide & Seek’ to high critical acclaim.
His pure voice, and impressive acoustic guitar technique provide the perfect vehicle for these moving, and incredibly human, songs. However, an advocate for the power of collaboration, Henry surrounds himself with exceptional musical talent. Currently performing as ‘The Henry Bateman Band’, Henry’s 6-piece band have performed headline shows and high-profile support slots around the UK. The band exude musical connection, each member delivering subtly, yet utterly distinctively to support Henry’s songwriting. The BBC Acoustic Show’s presenter Johnny Coppin offered these words about the band: ‘A wonderful new band with sweeping soundscapes and insightful songs, together with glorious guitar playing and arrangements. Definitely not to be missed.’
Suggested donations of £3-£5, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
We have live music in Assembly Bar + Kitchen every Tuesday night from 8pm. This listing will be updated once our performers are confirmed.
If you’re interested in performing at HEART please contact our Events Team: firstname.lastname@example.org