Henri Brown, who is Jimi Hendrix’s first cousin, is featured on ‘Experience Hendrix’ tour
Henri Brown has earned himself some big-league connections in the music world, thanks in part to the family roots he shares with Jimi Hendrix. Brown, a Surrey resident and first cousin of the Seattle-raised guitar legend, is a mainstay on the Experience Hendrix tour that has featured a cavalcade of rock and blues stars in recent years, including Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Kenny Aronoff and many others, in a concert showcase of Hendrix’s immortal music.
One of those recent Experience Hendrix tour stars, Joe Satriani, is featured on the latest song recorded by Brown and his band, HB Wild.
The new “Make Time 4 Love,” a rearranged number Brown wrote and recorded for an album years ago, is also featured in a video posted to Youtube on Thursday (March 5).
“I had the song and recorded the bed tracks and everything, all done,” Brown explained. “And when I met Joe (Satriani) on the (Experience Hendrix) tour, I just asked him about doing a solo on one of the tracks, and he said he’d be honoured, which was great. As soon as we got back from the tour, I sent him the song, he loved it, he said to give him two or three days and he came back with a draft and just a screamin’ solo on it – but you know, he did three passes before he was happy with it. I said, ‘Man, do as many as you want!’”
The video features HB Wild band members Corey Phillips on guitar, Stan Ganapolsky on keys and Jayson Dean on drums, and the song will be included on a new HB Wild album of songs, Brown said.
“We gonna finish the record soon and then do some festivals and support-act shows, hopefully, for some of the tours of the biggest artists I’ve gotten to know, right,” Brown explained. “That song with Joe (Satriani), I looked today and it has around 18,000 streams on Spotify, and I’ve never had that many streams with all the songs I’ve put on Spotify, put together, and that’s just in a few days of the new song. Satriani’s name has to play a part in that, no doubt.”
Brown met Jimi Hendrix just once, but he doesn’t remember much about the encounter.
“I was young,” Brown said in 2009, “but he (Hendrix) grew up with my older brother and sister for a time, in East Vancouver. He went to school there…. The fans will know where, but I have no idea.”
Brown’s mother, Pearl, was sister to Jimi’s father. While Jimi and his family had roots in Seattle, the Brown clan moved from Spokane to Vancouver when Henri was six. Today, he lives in the Fleetwood area of Surrey.
“HB,” as Brown is called in a bio posted to experiencehendrixtour.com, has a long and expansive background in the music and film industry. TV viewers might recognize him from his late-1990s acting stint on The Sentinel, which found him playing a cop named, yes, Henri Brown, opposite old buddy Richard Burgi, star of the show.
For the Experience Hendrix shows, Brown was invited along to perform nine years ago. Last year, he did close to 48 dates on the tour.
“It’s great, and I’m just so happy and honoured that they keep inviting me back,” Brown said. “I’m now the emcee for the whole show, yeah, and so I come out and it’s nice to be myself and do what I do. I sing a lot of songs – you know, ‘Purple Haze’ with Dave Mustaine, another one with Eric Johnson, ‘Foxy Lady’ with Billy Cox and Mato Nanji, and one of the Slide Brothers, Chuck Campbell. Buddy Guy is up there, and Chris Layton is drums on everything.
“This year,” Brown continued, “I usually hear about it about six months beforehand, so if they’re doing one in the fall I won’t know about it until next month or whatever, so I’m waiting for that email. I’m ready.”
The closest the tour has come to Vancouver is Seattle. “Some family and friends were there for that, which was great,” Brown said. “Usually we start in Florida or something like that, get in the bus and away we go.”
With HB Wild, Brown keeps busy with gigs, too.
“You know, I’m 60 and I still get to play,” he said, “and I laugh at that because then there’s Buddy Guy, who’s 83. Never mind, c’mon. I have time, you know.
“The place I play the most right now is Guilt and Co., down in Gastown,” Brown continued, “and it’s great, probably one of the nicest gigs in the city, really hip. I get there around 8 and the place is packed by 8:30, a lineup way outside the door. And it’s weird because it’s all by donation.”
Brown is on the web at henribrown.com.
We are happy to announce a new digital distribution partnership for our catalog into Korea, via a Korean Company called Sound Replica. Sound Replica will deliver our artists music into all the digital online stores in Korea (ONLY), and ALSO give our artists online marketing support AND touring support in Korea. We are very excited about this new partnership and we are looking forward to doing great work together.
Please be aware that our main digital distributor remains Danmark Digital for the rest of the world. Danmark Digital has been an amazing partner of Wolf Entertainment for almost ten years, and we are continuing that partnership for all territories other than Korea.
REUTLINGEN, Germany - Oct. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- Wolf Entertainment (WE) and European Satellite music broadcaster EIMC have created a strategic partnership, in order to get a bigger slice of the European music video market. EIMC will be broadcasting all WE music videos via their European Satellite, while WE is providing marketing support for the new Satellite music station. Say's WE director Hellmut Wolf: " We were approached by EIMC, and they asked us if we wanted to work together, as they could see that we have a pretty wide reach in the international music scene. After discussing the idea and the possibilities, we were delighted to take up the offer, and we are already working very closely together, to broadcast all our artists videos into European households via EIMC's Satellite station. While we of course love to have that opportunity to beam our artists into Europe, EIMC will profit by our alignment, as new international artists will become aware that this service exists, and that they too can have their music videos broadcasted into Europe."
Stay tuned for March 15, when the new single "JOIN IN" by OneGunn hits all the digital stores! There will be a Radio edit and an extended version. Great party song, so join in and check it out!! MARCH 15!!
OneGunn is a captivating professional entertainer, praised by fellow artists for his versatility in musical genre which he demonstrates in live and studio performances. He is sought after by producers for his vocal talents and keen ear in the studio, while his commanding acting ability is sure to steal any scene. These skills combined with his musical writing talents make OneGunn a solid choice for any entertainment endeavor.
Born to a well known Milwaukee musician and a passionate educator, OneGunn’s professional career began as a
drummer at the age of 12 with local groups and stage performances. The move to Minneapolis in the early 80’s, is
where his career soared with the group Mazarati. Mazarati produced the opportunity to perfect his keyboard skills
Following several years of performing throughout the United States, Mazarati was soon the first act to be signed to
Paisley Park/Warner Brothers Records, and the release of their first single (100M.P.H) was on the charts. Soon after,
as the original lead vocalist, Marvin demonstrated his studio savvy by collaborating on what was to become Prince’s
#1 hit single “Kiss”. Subsequent to the release of their album, soon to follow were tours, concerts, and studio
recordings with the likes of: Sheila E, New Addition, Prince, Alexander O’Neil, Jermaine Jackson, Jesse Johnson and
many, many more.
In the early 90’s, it was his great fortune to meet talented producer Oliver Leiber. OneGunn was able to demonstrate
his studio savoir-faire while performing the song “Obsessed” on the movie sound track “Bright Lights Big City”. This
work was soon surpassed by his vocal performance as co-lead vocalist (aka: MC Skat Kat) with Paula Abdul on her #1
hit single “Opposites Attract”.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – MUSIC lovers in St. Kitts and Nevis will soon be hearing the mellifluous voice and viewing the live performance of the young and upcoming singing sensation, Roshan ‘RB the Mayor’ Bass, when he will be officially introduced to the public next month.
This announcement was made by his promoter, Romeo Parris, who said that he plans to launch the young artiste at a mega concert dubbed ‘Caribbean Vibes’ at Carnival Village on Saturday (Nov. 18), which would feature Jamaican breakout artiste Masicka.
Bass, who had released a number of songs that have caught the attention of his fans, had recently released his most raunchy of videos titled ‘Woman Crush’.
Speaking with SKNVibes Entertainment, Parris stated that the mega concert was planned to fall during the Carnival period, and the theme for that night was derived from the song and video that his protégé would be releasing at the show.
“It’s an up-tempo style of Soca that was created for the international market like Europe. So, we are going to launch this song and video and send it to our international audience. Our publicist is going to be here from Germany to handle the production and stage.”
Based on recommendations forward by the artiste, Parris said: “We are going to bring in a Jamaican artiste that is going to connect with younger people...in Masicka.”
According to the promoter, based on his research, though Masicka is an upcoming entertainer, he has a large following amongst the young people in his homeland and also in St. Kitts and Nevis.
“As an experienced promoter, I can tell you that we are going to have a really good concert,” he added.
The concert will also feature a number of local performers, including Rodney, Deli Ranks and Dejour.
Bass told SKNVibes Entertainment that the public could expect a professional and powerful performance on that night.
He is currently working on his stage performance, which he declared would relay his energy to patrons.
“I am trying at the moment trying to be as comfortable as possible when I go out there and do my thing, so that the people can have an enjoyable time when I am performing.”
Parris stated that, so far, they have seen a great interest in the show from the rush of early birds to purchase tickets.
Gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the show is expected to get underway from 8:00 p.m. and will run until 4:00 a.m.
The three most recent songs from Australian singer/songwriter Omid Master conclusively prove he is one of the most talented figures in the world of modern pop music. Master has spent fifteen plus years living in the Queensland area of Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef, and is poised to move back to his hometown of Melbourne while also completing the writing and recording of his third full length release. Omid Master’s command over his material has expanded with each new release and, based on the three songs here, it is easy to expect that trend will continue with a third studio release that further establishes him as one of the pre-eminent pop songwriting talents working today. He dispatches this trio of tracks with the sort of effortlessness we hear from the best and gets under the skin of the individual songs with persistence and skill “I’m Going Crazy”, “Only You”, and “When I Close My Eyes” each have a strong personality and, while they never intend on remaking the wheel, it is apparent that Master is adept at pouring old wine into new bottles.
“I’m Going Crazy” is about separation anxiety from a beloved partner. Master’s songwriting does a superb job of going over familiar ground for popular song and making the form his own by describing his own particularly vivid experience. Everything is pared down to its essential elements and the structure is kept concise and honed to a fine edge. There’s a smattering of electric guitar lighting up the track, but it has a much more orchestral rather than lead instrument sort of quality and it underlines the song’s melodic virtues without ever taking over the song. “Only You” brings the strengths of his voice and surrounding instrumentation into even greater clarity. The acoustic guitar work shimmers throughout the entirety of the song and his vocals make an excellent match for the low-fi textures manifested throughout the track. It is a little longer than the first song, but Omid Master never sounds like someone risking exhaustion or tiring the listener’s patience. There are some exceptional clever turns in the arrangement and Master’s vocals hit the musical peaks with just the right emotional force.
The last of the three songs, “When I Close My Eyes”, scales greater heights than either of the earlier tunes. It has a stronger pulse than the preceding tracks, not radically different, but it nonetheless has a sonic urgency the previous tracks lack. He has a notable skill for seizing upon popular phrases, seemingly well worn beyond the point of freshness, and imbuing them with new life thanks to the vigor of his own personality and his palpable musical skills. Omid Master has followed his own unique route to the precipice of stardom and songs with such strength like these are likely to push him into well deserved, widespread popularity beyond his wildest dreams.