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Matt Henshaw

Matt Henshaw

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Artist.

Best Male - 2015 (Midlands Independent Music Awards)

Your Eyes Are Made Of Gold EP - Best of 2014 (Galaxy Music Awards)

“Sublime…a blue-eyed soul voice that’s up there with the best of them” - Paul Lester, The Guardian

"It's easy to see why he is getting gigs across the country and over in Europe, just listen to the songs, Matt Henshaw has the potential to be as big as Ed Sheeran!" - Phil Patterson, Music Sector Specialist, UKTI

Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Steve Marriott, Steve Winwood, Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher,

Matt Henshaw - Peace, Love & Tea
Matt Henshaw's biography is already so complex at the age of 27 that it gives his song-writing a depth and maturity that could only have come with experience; suffering for his art and travelling a journey that has shaped and honed his skills, and it shows. Having paid his dues, he is still on his way up ... and the best is yet to come.

This soul-loving, tea-drinking gardener is a singer/songwriter of some repute from the English Midlands, and since quitting his day job in mid-2013 he has taken the independent music scene by storm. His penchant for acoustic sets and original songs showcases his love of guitar & vocal based soul & blues, demonstrating his influences of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Steve Marriott and Sam Cooke, and has earned him the description of 'an old soul in a young body'.

In 2014 he setup shop in Leicester running a new music night - Matt Henshaw's Rhythm & Gospel Cavalcade - at the inner-city basement venue 'The Cookie' giving a platform to artists such as Martin Luke Brown, Abandon Her, The Strangler Figs, Georgie, Mia & The Moon, and more, and collaborating with the De Montfort University Gospel Choir at a regularly sold out live event.

Through the course of the year, on his own independent label - Peace, Love & Tea Records. - he released 3 EPs 'It Ain't Easy/My Life', 'Always In The Way' and the third of which - 'Your Eyes Are Made Of Gold' - went on to crash into the iTunes singer/songwriter chart Top 30 and win Best EP at the Galaxy Music Awards.

Clocking up around 300 shows in just over a year Henshaw's stripped down one man show has taken him all over the UK, from Aberdeen to Bristol and back again, and he started 2015 with a 5 week jaunt around France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. With incredible dedication and an unrivalled work ethic, his guitar, travel Peace, Love & Tea Shop in a old Fender suitcase in the back of a Toyota Yaris has brought him a loyal fanbase around the continent and enabled him to sell music online to every continent around the globe.

Following the European Tour, and a brief stint around small towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales, Matt Henshaw was awarded 'Best Male' at The Midlands Independent Music Awards (The MIMAs) 2015.

Summer 2015 brings again a busy festival season - and New Music ...

'Easier' - the Brand New Single will be available for pre-order on August 14th and Officially Released September 10th.

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"Sublime ... a blue-eyed soul voice that's up there with the best of them" - Paul Lester, The Guardian

"Matt Henshaw has a Great Pop Sound!" - Mark Forrest, BBC Introducing

"Just Perfect ... a prolific songwriter" - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing East Midlands

"Genius" - Luke Holland, The Guardian

"Dude is Mad Talented!" - Tony D, Don't Flop Champion

"An Old Soul in a Young Body, a Voice like Honey" - The Weiser Kurier, Germany

"The Missing Link!" Jaime Hodgson, NME, I-D, The Observer

"It's easy to see why he is getting gigs across the country and over in Europe, just listen to the songs, Matt Henshaw has the potential to be as big as Ed Sheeran!" - Phil Patterson, Music Sector Specialist, UKTI

"In comes Henshaw's soulboy vocals and suddenly you've got a big ass shaking block party on your hands" - Gill Mills, Amazing Radio

"Amazing singer-songwriter, great songs one after the other" - Demon FM

"Soulful with a growing fanbase" - The Leicester Mercury

"There is only one Matt Henshaw ... only one, brilliantly talented, trend setting, soul saving, Matt Henshaw!" - The Guy With A Stick