With 100 million video views and concerts from Lithuania to Hawaii, Henri Herbert is one of the most popular boogie and blues piano 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 current Austin, TX resident, Henri became instantly hooked on boogie and blues piano at an early age upon hearing a Memphis Slim record. Ever since, Henri has immersed himself in the sound and history of this music that birthed rock n’ roll and inspired so many of today’s rock legends. In concert, Henri makes clear that this rollicking sound remains as invigorating today as it did 100 years ago when boogie and blues began its takeover of barrooms and juke joints across America.
“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