Martin John Henry

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Martin John Henry is a songwriter from Bellshill in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Henry is noted for his success as the frontman of the rock band De Rosa,[1] who released several albums, singles and other recordings on Glasgow’s influential independent label Chemikal Underground. De Rosa's music was critically lauded and championed by John Peel and Steve Lamacq. Sound-Scotland recently praised Henry as " of Scotland's finest songwriters"[2] Henry has written, recorded and played with many of Scotland’s finest musicians, including Barry Burns (Mogwai), Robert Johnston (Life Without Buildings), King Creosote and Malcolm Middleton. As a solo artist, Henry contributed a track to MOJO Magazine’s ‘Abbey Road Now!’ CD in October 2009 and has played numerous shows including SOUNDS Festival, Tigerfest and Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival.

The Other Half of Everything[edit]

Henry's first solo album The Other Half of Everything was released in the UK on 10 October 2011 on Gargleblast Records. The Glasgow Herald praised it for the "pop pulse" mixed in with the more left field elements, and compared him to Arab Strap, King Creosote, and Twilight Sad.[3] The List gave it 4/5, calling it "impressive" and "thoughtful".[4] The Skinny called it "marvellous stuff", praising both the songwriting and the touches of electronica.[5] Journalist and critic Andrew Collins named it number 27 in his best albums of 2011.[6]


  1. ^ Watt, Thom (5 October 2011). "The Scotch Snap: Martin John Henry finds some Breathing Space". STV website. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Sound Scotland (2009-09-11). "Martin John Henry". 
  3. ^ Guthrie, Sean (9 October 2011). "Martin John Henry: The Other Half Of Everything (Gargleblast Records)". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Drever, Ryan (28 October 2011). "Martin John Henry - The Other Half of Everything". The List. 
  5. ^ Carle, Darren (22 September 2011). "Martin John Henry – The Other Half of Everything". The Skinny. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Collins, Andrew (22 December 2011). "2011: on a mission". Where Did It All Go Right?. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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