3/9/12

Henry McCullough co-bills with his Wings' bandmate Denny Seiwell at the Iridium, March 29

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Henry McCullough will be performing at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway (at 51st Street), New York, NY on March 29 for two shows: at 8 and 10 PM. Tickets are $30. Meals and drinks are extra. The venue phone is 212-582-2121, and the web site is http://www.theiridium.com

Denny Seiwell, who worked with Henry in Wings (for the RED ROSE SPEEDWAY), will also play a set for each show with his jazz band.

Henry is bringing in some of the most versatile area musicians, including Jim Popik and the rhythm section (Drummer: Andy Janowiak, Upright bassist Luke Kessel) of Jim's group,Ten Foot Tall. Stratospheerius singer/electric violinist Joe Deninzon and GRAMMY-winning featured children's artist Miss Amy Otey will be sitting in. Other guests TBA.

Henry is due a new album, POOR MAN'S MOON this year on Silverwolf Music. His previous release, UNFINISHED BUSINESS was also on the label, and showcased Henry's roots-inspired genre that combines folk, British blues rock, and party sounds is receiving a deserved boost in North America.

Raised in the seaside resort of Portstewart, in Northern Ireland, Henry's was Managed for a time by Chas Chandler in the band Eire Apparent were one of the many bands to take part in package tours of Britain, alongside of The Move, Pink Floyd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Amen Corner... After an untimely exit from the band, Henry nailed down some of the finest mix of traditional and rock with his work as part of the legendary Sweeney's Men in 1968; It is said that this line-up more or less invented the concept of Folk-Rock.

He joined Joe Cocker's Grease Band. Tours and albums followed quickly, including an appearance at Woodstock and a lengthy period of work in the States. Then he joined the Grease Band, and became a member of Wings (along with Denny Seiwell, Denny Laine and Linda McCartney) with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. Henry embellished the single '"My Love" with a graceful solo that is one of the all-time guitar gems and shows once and for all the expressive power of the instrument. He also made a spoken contribution to the end of the classic song "Money" on Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. Other gigs included Roy Harper, Marianne Faithfull, Ronnie Lane, Donovan, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, Viola Wills, Spooky Tooth... He plays regularly throughout Ireland and Poland, where he recorded BLUE SUNSET. Henry's "Failed Christian" was picked up by Nick Lowe, and then Henry included it on UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

**In the summer of '99 Henry was devastated when his beloved 1963 cherry red Gibson ES335 went missing from a British Midlands flight between Warsaw and Heathrow. (However, he still has his gold-top Les Paul that he played at Woodstock.)

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Drummer/Percussionist Denny Seiwell was 5 years old when his father introduced him to the drums; he turned professional musician while barely a teenager. A stint with the Navy Jazz Band after high school led to a year's assignment in Chicago under the tutelage of the great Roy Knapp, legendary teacher to such masters as Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson.

Then came New York where Denny's first job took him to the famed Half Note Jazz club playing with the Zoot Sims/Al Cohn Quintet. From there a string of studio work which established him as the Big Apple's Premiere session Drummer. Having played with the creme de la creme of the Jazz elite, Denny's Rock-n-Roll resume is also envious, beginning with an invitation from Paul McCartney to move to London and become a founding member of the post-Beatles phenomenon Wings. Denny also toured with Wings playing on many of that era's biggest hits, "My Love" and the Oscar nominated "Live and Let Die" to name a few. Other Highlights of Denny's London years included work with Joe Cocker, Donovan, and The Who with the London Symphony Orchestra in their ground breaking version of the Rock Opera "Tommy."

Denny's Signature Drumming can be heard on records by Art Garfunkel, James Brown, Astrud Gilberto, Deniece Williams, Janis Joplin's posthumus FAREWELL SONG album, Billy Joel's COLD SPRING HARBOR, and McCartney's RAM, WILDLIFE and RED ROSE SPEEDWAY albums.

While playing on some of LA's most prestigious TV and Film dates, his passion for music, his human spirit, his training and abilities have earned him the reputation as one of the industry's most respected drummers.

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