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Lewis Floyd Henry

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The incomparable Lewis Floyd Henry is just such a dude. In the age when MySpace and the blogosphere have become the conventional means of achieving rock stardom, this remarkable songwriter and performer has gone the ancient route of taking to the streets to broadcast his music.
For the past few years, like a Mississippi bluesman in the early 20th century, Lewis has pitched up on street corners around London, at Brick Lane, Borough Market and the South Bank, every time trousering a pocket full of loose change, but also gradually spreading the knowledge of his extraordinary genius.

Unlike those Delta entertainers, he arrives armed with a trolley carrying a battery-operated amplifier and diddy custom-made drumkit – hence the title of his mind-blowing debut album, ‘One Man & His 30w Pram’. Even less like them, he has accrued 100,000 hits for a YouTube clip, where he blasts out a block-rockin’ take on The Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Protect Ya Neck’ outside Tottenham Court Road tube station. Elsewhere on the site, you can see him busting out a Prokofiev tune with his teeth. As one comment thereabouts imaginatively puts it, “When Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Ol’ Dirty Bastard died, this guy was born.”

His young parents undoubtedly had a tough time bringing him up, but, on the plus side, Lewis was surrounded by great sounds – everything from Big Youth to Motown. Through his teens, he got into Michael Jackson, De La Soul and, in a big way, graffiti –

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  • ilivebymusic

    VERY SKILLED guy. Love him!

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    another album and I can see way more plays coming dude's way

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • sandie-cheeks

    soooooooo much talent! Bloggin' about ya!

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • PiersSixx

    I also saw LFH supporting Jim Jones Revue a couple of weeks ago. He is brilliant! Go and see him, people.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • robbiedix

    saw lewis supporting the jim jones revue at the cockpit in leeds last week. he did a good little set,impressive volume for one guy on his own !

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • tomfrom85

    Hi Lewis. Enjoying the album; bought it after hearing you on 6 music. Keep up the good work!

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • EricDodson

    "Out-store" at Mojo Records in Sydney was fucking fantastic!!! The Pantera/ODB mashup was one of the greatest tributes I have ever heard.

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • phuckinhell

    Good news! Good news :)

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • silversandals

    so glad to have stumbled upon him at a festival, fantastic voice great humour

    7 Aug 2010 Reply

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