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Root Down! Lewis Floyd Henry

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George St, Hockley, Nottingham, Notts, NG1 3BH

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Friday 17 January 2020 | 8pm - 10pm
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A One Man, Multi Genre, Traveling Sonic Medicine Show

"I'm blowin' up like you thought I would Call the crib, same number, same hood It's all good (It's all good) And if you don't know, now you know" The End...

At a time when a lot of music seems trapped in an interminably vicious circle of insignificant virtual releases, climbing another irrelevant "chart" on another irrelevant website or simply just rotting away in cyberspace.

Lewis Floyd Henry has been out on the streets and stages of the world evolving as a one man band and gaining the reputation of being a great live act. Whilst developing his unique approach to performing, musical ideas have flourished in the form of his own compositions and recordings.

Lewis Floyd Henry takes the rarified tradition of the one man band, street corner, blues music of Lone Cat Fuller to an almost burlesque stratospheric level –a one man, multi genre, sonic medicine show. Lewis devised a foot operated miniature toy drum kit set on it's side for his "rhythm section" with other pedals including loopers you can imagine the reanimated ghost cadavers of Son House, Jimi Hendrix and several bright orange dwarves dancing like voodoo puppets as he pounds out rhythms like an ancient, corroded 808 against a back drop of 60's psyche inspired grooves.

He sounds like Lone Cat Fuller jamming Captain Beefheart in Margate. What makes it so great is the loose one man band synthesis of Piedmont Country Blues, the occasional vocal flavours of Mick Jagger and the vintage ragtime jazz and skiffle leanings. You can even taste a bit of Hendrix, Son House and a slice of Hank III and Beck just to spice everything up a touch.

Look no further if you want to escape the relentless polish of 21st Century "plastique" overproduction and feed your ears something soaked in the 8 bit absinthe of authenticity – it will probably kill your speakers, it's raw and gritty-it ain't perfect but that's what makes it so damn good.

Fresh from spending years busking the hard streets of London, let iconoclastic bluesman, and genuine, original, one man band Lewis Floyd Henry take you on a rickety old roller coaster ride. If you're looking for something fresh, inventive, and suitably low-fi Lewis is your man.

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