“Like Jools Holland possessed by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Devil HImself” – Jon Aizlewood, London Evening Standard
“Henri’s singing is as sexy as Jon Spencer and Elvis at his most moody, but it’s the demonic piano that grabs your attention” – Ged Babey, Louder Than War
Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. His video of Henri’s Boogie has racked up an incredible 18 million YouTube hits. Following successful tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain and France, showcases at SXSW 2016, two critically acclaimed EPs, live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music and Jazz FM and opening for Richard Hawley, Herbert is firmly establishing himself as one to watch.
Born in France, and raised in the UK, at an early age he was drawn to records made by the piano-pounding pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Ammons. He cut his musical teeth performing all over Europe before being invited to join the mighty Jim Jones Revue in 2011.
After several world tours, The JJR disbanded in 2014 and Henri launched a solo career. He now fronts Henri Herbert and The Fury, his best ever lineup with Jez Southgate on bass and Aidan Sinclair on drums.
Henri Herbert is officially endorsed by Roland Pianos and Blackstar Amplification.