One Man (and his 30 Watt Pram) versus the World

Fresh from spending years busking the hard streets of London, let iconoclastic bluesman, and genuine, original, one man band Lewis Floyd Henry take you on a rickety old rollercosater ride. If you’re looking for something fresh, inventive and suitably low-fi Lewis is your man.

Lewis Floyd Henry

At a time when  alot of music seems trapped in an interminably vicious circle of insignificant virtual releases, climbing another irrelevant “chart” on another irrelevant website or simply just rotting away in cyberspace Lewis Floyd Henry is out on the grimy streets delivering a rusty, dirty & distorted hybrid of blues, rock, psychedelia, punk and more.

 

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One man, multi genre, punk blues Medicine Show

Lewis Floyd Henry takes the rarified tradition of the one man band, street corner, blues music of Jesse Lone Cat Fuller to an almost burlesque level – a one man, multi genre, punk medicine show. Lewis uses a bastardised miniature drum kit set on it’s side for his “rhythm section” – you can imagine the reanimated ghost cadavers of Son House, Jimi Hendrix and several bright orange dwarves dancing like voodoo puppets as he pounds out rhythms like an ancient, corroded 808 against a back drop of feedback and noise.

 

Rollercoaster Blues

His single, the hybrid masterpiece, Rickety Ole Rollercoaster sounds like Lone Cat Fuller jamming Captain Beefheart in Margate. What makes it so great is the loose one man band synthesis of Piedmont Country Blues, the occasional vocal flavours of Mick Jagger and the vintage ragtine jazz and skiffle leanings. You can even taste a bit of Hendrix, Son House and a slice of Hank III just to spice everything up a touch.

8 bit absinthe of authenticity

Look no further if you want to escape the relentless polish of 21st Century “plastique” overproduction and feed your ears something soaked in the 8 bit absinthe of authenticity – it will probably kill your speakers -it ain’t perfect but that’s what makes it so damn good. Floyd Henry has recently worked with Urban Outfitters and Nudie Jeans and he says he likes to keep his clothing “completely free range” – rest assured, Lewis is real – he probably won’t be working with Coca Cola or Levi’s.

 

 

Rickety Ole Rollercoaster Lyrics

Jump into a seat,
and strap yourselves in
We’re all going for a ride
As we creak along the railroad high
Start to get those butterfly feelings

It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster,
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster rolling
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster,
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster rolling

We can go on the Waltzer and spin around
And get somee candy floss for a treat
Hop on the cherry planes
And on the ferris wheel
My favourite ride’s made out of ? its painted white alright!

It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster,
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster rolling
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster,
It’s a Rickety Ole Rollercoaster rolling

Roller coaster rollercoastin’, rollercoastin rollercoastin’
Roller coaster keep on a rollin’

Grab yer bags and slide  down the helter skelter
Made of old ? and go play some pinball machine
I dare you to go on the ghost train and scare yourselves to death
But Nope, that’s not how I get my adrenaline, you know full well

Roll on Down,
Roll on Down,
Roll on Down,
Roll on Down,

Rollercoaster keep on rollin’
Roller coaster rollercoastin’, rollercoastin rollercoastin’
Roller coaster keep on a rollin’

Rollercoaster keep on rrrrrrrrrrrollin’