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VOCAL EXPERIENCES include classical, soul, RnB, pop, jazz, blues, EDM, a cappella and aleotoric.

He has been a full-time member of

  • FLYING PICKETS (a cappella pop group 1991-95, 2004-2016)

  • THE SHOUT (a cappella choir 1999-2014)

  • THE TARANTINOS (genre-tribute band 1996-2000)

  • ENSEMBLE X (composer Errollyn Wallen's chamber group 1988-93)

  • SHIVA NOVA (Pritti Paintal's cross-cultural ensemble 1989-91)

  • BUDDY CURTESS & THE GRASSHOPPERS (rock and soul band 1985-89 and 2018+)

Michael Henry, vocalist with Flying Pickets

Other engagements include:


Live backing vocals for: The Pet Shop Boys | George Michael | Chaka Khan | Bonnie Tyler | Tony Hadley | Will Young | Cliff Richard | Dave McAlmont | Grace | Michael Ball | Lesley Garrett | Ian Shaw


Studio backing vocals for: Diana Ross | Robbie Williams | Chrissy Hynde | Billy Bragg | Ray Davies | Renato Zero | Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) | Jose Carreras | Michael Ball | Lisa Scott-Lee | Lindy Layton | Moodswings


With perfect pitch and a three and a half octave range from cello bottom D, Michael has considerable experience multi-tracking his own voice in a variety of genres. Vocal stems can also be produced remotely and made available. He is an excellent sight-reader in all clefs.

Vocal Harmonies Reel - Michael Henry
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"...the febrile heat of  Mike Henry's percussive Song For A Dark Girl..."  _ THE TIMES

FEATURED VOCALS  for: John Harle's 1992 album Shadow Of The Duke | Drizabone's 1991 single Real Love | Scott Walker's 2008 concert hall production Drifting And Tilting | The role of Tenor Bluette in The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers (Whitehall Theatre 2000-2001) | Flying Pickets studio albums The Warning (1992), Everyday (2005), Big Mouth (2008), Only Yule (2010) and Strike Again (2017) | Contemporary operatic roles for numerous composers including Mark Anthony Turnage, Orlando Gough, Jocelyn Pook and Errollyn Wallen

Voted TIME OUT Magazine's Best Live Act for two consecutive  years  with Buddy Curtess & The Grasshoppers

FILM, TV and RADIO include:  Cats (2019 film) | Aladdin (2019 live action re-make) |  Star Wars – The Phantom Menace | Four Weddings and a Funeral  (2019 TV adaptation) | Pop Idols (regular backing vocalist) | X-Factor (regular backing vocalist) | Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (theme song) | Don't Miss Wax (resident band on Ruby Wax's 2nd TV series) | Saturday Live (hosted by Ben Elton) | Jools Holland's Hootenanny | The Tube | Cue The Music | Friday Night Is Music Night | Saturday Night Divas | 2006 Honda Civic Choir (a capella car-advert campaign) | Galavant (season 2) | Prime Suspects (season 2) | Scrooge (starring Kelsey Grammar)
  • Studio session vocals

  • Live session vocals

  • Remote top-line recording

  • Customized vocal workshops

  • Vocal coaching

Solo feature on BBC TV's WHAT'S THAT NOISE with Flying Pickets

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