Get-up-and-go Henry

February 14, 2018

THRIVING on his notorious energetic and thrilling performances, Henry Wagons will take to the Riverboats stage and nothing will hold him back.

Having split his pants at his last performance by taking a spectacular frisbee catch from annual MC Brian Nankervis, Henry is gearing up to give his all.

‘‘There’s going to be a lot of noise, high energy and excitement,’’ Henry said.

‘‘I’m really excited.

‘‘This time it’s me as a solo artist with a band incarnation.

‘‘It gets pretty loose. I’m leaving nothing behind.’’

With a new album in the works, which Henry describes as a ‘‘dark magic feast with some strange and amazing cinemascope of songs’’, the toe-tapping, charismatic entertainer with the honky-tonk swagger will play a range of his original music from his 10-year career, as well as some new material and a few covers from his favourite artists.

His music has definite American roots, with Henry performing in the States two or three times a year since 2009 and recording his previous album in Nashville.

‘‘America has always been a big influence on my music,’’ he said.

‘‘With legends from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to the incredible showmanship on Elvis – I’ve always felt inspiration there.

‘‘I love their storytelling – the twisted narratives packed into a three-minute melody.

‘‘I’m very thankful I get to do this.’’

Henry will bring his big deep voice, boot-scooting vibes and get-up-and-go performance to the Riverboats on Friday night.

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