From classroom to rising stardom

Leicestershire Press

Music artist, Matt Henshaw talks about his career in music with Emily Paget. 

In a café in Leicester, I sit down with Matt Henshaw and we talk about his music over a cup of tea. It soon emerges that although music is at the centre of his life now, it wasn’t always an easy path to follow.

“I’ve always been destroying myself for sort of the last eight years,” Matt explains. “When I did stop drinking, it was a big, ‘what do I want to do now’.”

After being in a rock band since his teenage years, Matt and his bandmates began to live the lifestyle of ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ which left him with a drinking problem.

“I just had to stop drinking and I’m quite stubborn so if I want to do something, I do something,” he said. “I had to not be in a band…

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Charity Football Match This Saturday !!

Mornin’ Everybody !! Hope you’ve all had a great Bank Holiday Weekend & Star Wars​ Day !

For the last week or so I’ve been in training, or should I say, torturing myself to see how unfit I really am, for this charity football match I am playing in on Saturday … essentially running around the park at the end of my road a few times … trying (& failing) to avoid cheese & biscuits …

Awareness for Autism​ Charity​ Football​ Match
Meadow Lane Stadium​, Notts County Football Club​
Saturday 9th May, 1pm

I’ll be playing alongside the likes of lots of people from off of the tele, from Emmerdale​, Hollyoaks​, This is England​, This is England ’88​, This is England ’86​, Suzanne Shaw​, Have I Got News for You​, etc. etc. and some ex-pros, classic “celebrity” football type behaviour, and I’m joining the ranks 😀
Should be a good laugh and all for a good cause !!

You can get tickets by calling 07855 538992 …
or visiting https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessForAutism

Peace, Love & Tea​,
Matt Henshaw​ x
http://www.MattHenshaw.com

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Things I Like … Sporcle (Mentally Stimulating Diversions)

Hello Everybody !! May 4th … Happy May Day, May Bank Holiday, and indeed, Star Wars Day !! But also, strangely, alas, and furthermore, my Happy Sporcleversary, so I had a message alerting me this morning.

“What on earth is that ??!?” I hear you cry …

Well, Sporcle.com is a great website, I love trivia, who doesn’t?! You can learn things, revise things, have fun by yourself on the internet without being blue, have fun in groups, or fun in pairs, just get your trivia on and challenge yourself to see just how much it really know about that thing you think you really know alot about.

As often is the case with these “Things I Like …” I have taken personally pleasure with family and friends with this thing in particular, namely playing with my brother challenging each other’s countries, films and football knowledge, and I played hundreds of football games on there with an old flatmate, a dirty Leeds fan no less !!

Here’s a particularly humorous football quiz I quite enjoyed … and I don’t intend to cause any offence …

And who doesn’t enjoy a Tea and Historical Dictator based quiz …

And if you like the site, join up and put me down as a reference, I might get a shiny new badge on my profile … has a geekier sentence ever been typed ?!

If you’re not that interested, have a watch of some of my YouTube videos, I’m off out to enjoy this Bank Holiday sunshine in the garden …

Some more Things I Like …
Sporcle (Mentally Stimulating Diversions)
Fire
Gardening
Film
Yorkshire Tea
Coffee
LEGO
Tippy The Cat
Khan Academy
Apple Cider Vinegar
McVitie’sBiscuits
Cricket
Linked in
Leicester
Water
Peace, Love & Tea

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https://play.spotify.com/user/11100320251/playlist/7CJI4WcomJKYozyujcN4hK
DOWNLOAD & STREAM ‘ALWAYS IN THE WAY’ NOW !!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/always-in-the-way-ep/id875188981
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/album/always-in-the-way-ep
https://play.spotify.com/user/ilsonowl/playlist/2tHGjyz7EpEZpvgc8HpuRm
DEBUT ‘IT AIN’T EASY/MY LIFE – EP’ !!!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep/id814589358
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aint-Easy-My-Life-EP/dp/B00I8ZDJZC/
https://play.spotify.com/album/733AAcf7c2KcZ75SUFlpi3
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep
http://www.emusic.com/album/matt-henshaw/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep/14753983/
http://www.7digital.com/artist/matt-henshaw/release/it-aint-easy-my-life
http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/matt-henshaw/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep
http://www.napster.co.uk/artist/matt-henshaw/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep

HAPPY ST. GEORGE’S DAY !!

HAPPY ST. GEORGE’S DAY !!

Here’s me on the Peace, Love & Tea​ Tour in Northampton a little while ago !!!

I can’t wait to share my new record – “Easier” – and loads more exciting stuff with you all … for now, all I can say is that it will be available to pre-order on the 13th August !!

And here’s a little Peace, Love & Tea Party Political Broadcast I’ve cobbled together … let’s get this election out the way and get on with being nice to one another !!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ncb99_a-peace-love-tea-party-political-broadcast_news

#SpreadTheLove MHx
http://www.MattHenshaw.com

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#PeaceLoveAndTea #Peace #Love #Tea #Northampton #NN #George #Cross #England #Tour #Live #Music #Burberry #GQ #fashion #three #Lions #3Lions #football #cricket #summer #Easier #International

Matt Henshaw Recommends … Anwyn Williams

Bumper recommendations, twice in one day, and I can’t escape these beautiful Welsh named women ! I’m even lumbered with one in my house …

Anyhoo, right, Anwyn Williams is without a doubt one of the friendliest, loveliest, most warmest faces you’re ever likely to meet on a night out in Nottingham, and a voice of golden silk.

Funnily enough, to quote Charlie Higson, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame became so obsessed with finding a voice so golden like the hills and valleys of Bron Y-Aur, Mid-Wales, he searched high and low, through Sandy Denny and Alison Krauss et al … my bet is that if he heard Miss Williams he’d have her in a studio, out on tour and with a golden record release under her arm before you could say “Aleister Crowley” !

There’s a natural cadence and timbre to Anywyn’s voice, and her demeanour is just so lovable, that whether she’s singing a delicate ballad or something bright and breezy and folky, caressing an acoustic guitar or thumping at a Fender thinline, the sound that’s coming out is music to my ears, and hopefully yours as well.

Come down and see her at the Contemporary with me tonight !! Peace, Love & Tea, MHx

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Caroline Francess, Lew Bear, Martin Luke Brown … again …, Josh Wheatley, Casino Empire, Elizabeth Cornish, The Strangler Figs, Sky Valley Mistress, Jesse Wright, Siobhan Mazzei, Georgie Rose, Tapestry, The De Montfort University Gospel Choir, By The Rivers, Martin Luke Brown, Joy Mumford, Three Girl Rhumba, MotorMouf, Samuel Idwal, Abandon Her, Stef Baker, Emily Carr, Becky Edwards, James Byron, Mahalia, Mia & The Moon, Rosa-Leigh, AJA, Kate Rendell, Esther Van Leuven, East Midlands Girls, Ones to Watch for 2014, The Bobcats, Savanna Bones, Mattayoux, Matt Zara, The Simpletones, Charlotte Carpenter, Leah Sinead, Matt Henshaw Recommends …

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DOWNLOAD & STREAM ‘YOUR EYES ARE MADE OF GOLD’ NOW !!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/your-eyes-are-made-of-gold-ep/id904335049
https://play.spotify.com/user/11100320251/playlist/7CJI4WcomJKYozyujcN4hK
DOWNLOAD & STREAM ‘ALWAYS IN THE WAY’ NOW !!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/always-in-the-way-ep/id875188981
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/album/always-in-the-way-ep
https://play.spotify.com/user/ilsonowl/playlist/2tHGjyz7EpEZpvgc8HpuRm
DEBUT ‘IT AIN’T EASY/MY LIFE – EP’ !!!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep/id814589358
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aint-Easy-My-Life-EP/dp/B00I8ZDJZC/
https://play.spotify.com/album/733AAcf7c2KcZ75SUFlpi3
http://matthenshaw.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep
http://www.emusic.com/album/matt-henshaw/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep/14753983/
http://www.7digital.com/artist/matt-henshaw/release/it-aint-easy-my-life
http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/matt-henshaw/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep
http://www.napster.co.uk/artist/matt-henshaw/album/it-aint-easy-my-life-ep