“Like Jools Holland possessed by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Devil Himself” – Jon Aizlewood, London Evening Standard
“His bar-room boogie piano manages to be, variously, celebratory, rolling, turbulent, manic and even - delicate and moving.” -Jude Clarke, BBC Music
“Very few pianists on the planet can put as much sheer emotion or adrenaline-fueled virtuosity into their performances.” -Matt Frost, The Blues Magazine
With 100 million video views and over 200,000 social followers, Henri Herbert is one of the most sought after boogie and blues players in the world. The former stevedore and boxer performs a visceral, timeless show of classic covers and original songs featuring piano and vocals inspired by the great American boogie and blues pianists of the 20th century, not only keeping this unique form of American music alive and well, but also advancing it forward.
A UK national and Austin, TX resident for the past two years, Henri became instantly hooked on boogie and blues piano at an early age upon hearing a Memphis Slim record. Henri has immersed himself in the sound and history of the music ever since and shared it with people around the world.
Henri first found the spotlight as a member of the mega-popular UK band, The Jim Jones Revue, playing big, aggressive Detroit-influenced rock at many of the largest festivals on the planet (Glastonbury, Rock en Seine, etc.) and making a memorable appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Since the disbandment of the group, Henri has focused on his solo career regularly touring Europe and America and recording a series of boogie and blues piano albums including his standout “Boogie Woogie Piano” record, as well as releasing a pedal-to-the-metal concert album, “Live at Gypsy Hotel” featuring his rockabilly trio “Henri Herbert and The Fury.”