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Henry Priestman

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Episode 10: Henry Priestman (Yachts)

Lost Labels Podcast

Hailing from Liverpool, Yachts released their first single on Stiff Records in 1977. From there, they went on to release two full-lengths and a number of singles on Radar Records before splitting up in 1981. Known for their catchy melodies and wry lyricism, Yachts toured with everyone from Joe Jackson to the Who.This episode is the first part of our look at Stiff Records, the infamously subversive and anarchic record label founded by Jake Riviera and Dave Robinson in 1976. Future episodes will feature other artists and employees of the label, helping to dig into the Stiff mythology and separate fact from fiction.


3 Oct 2020

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Yachts, It's Immaterial &The Christians with Henry Priestman

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Yachets, It's Immaterial &The Christians with Henry Priestman in conversation with David Eastaugh In the late 1970s he played with the British power pop band, Yachts. Yachts supported The Who on their 1979 European tour. In 1980, Priestman was one of the co-founders of It's Immaterial. Although he had officially left the band by 1986, he played as a session musician on the hit single, "Driving Away From Home", and appeared with the band on Top of the Pops. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a member of The Christians. Priestman has also been used as a session musician by both Bette Bright and Mike Badger. Priestman played keyboards on Badger's albums, Lo Fi Acoustic Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends (2004), The Onset (2005), and Lo Fi Electric Excursions by Mike Badger & Friends (2006). Priestman was the producer of Mark Owen's 2003 Top 5 album, In Your Own Time.  On 22 September 2008, Priestman released his debut solo album, The Chronicles of Modern Life, on Stiff Records. Artwork was made by Tobbe Stuhre. The album was a success, and Island Recordsbought the entire project for a major re-release. When Island Records picked up the album from Stiff, Priestman became the oldest artist to be signed to a major label for a debut solo album.[citation needed] He also wrote music for a digital age, including a James Bond Xbox game, BBC TV's Wildlife on One and Natural World. He has also written the music for numerous commercials. He supported Fisherman's Friends in 2011, and played a slot at the Beverley Folk Festival in 2013. He continues to enjoy live work, and released his second album, The Last Mad Surge of Youth on 17 February 2014. Priestman also composed the title song for the West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, and he wrote three songs for Graham Gouldman's 2012 album, Love and Work. In 2015, he released his first solo live DVD entitled Settle Down, recorded live at Victoria Hall in Settle, Yorkshire.

1hr 25mins

5 Aug 2020

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Radio Radio with Henry Priestman and Les Glover 26-9-19

Radio Radio: Cliff Howarth

Recorded live and broadcast on Vintage Radio on 26th September 2019, Henry and Les play four songs and chat about all things music with Cliff Howarth.Songs played: Gamble with love, We used to be you, I won't be playing Wonderwall tonight, Smellysaurus.

1hr 4mins

28 Sep 2019

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EPISODE #03 - YACHTS' Henry Priestman


Spaz interviews YACHTS skipper Henry Priestman (www.henrypriestman.com) about the new YACHTS box set and the band's history. Bonus: a tribute to Yachts drummer Bob Bellis by his nephew Michael Kalik.


15 Mar 2018

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digital musician

Henry Priestman, musician, songwriter, producer and singer talks about his creative process and the music business. This was recorded in May 2007.

28 Sep 2008