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TESTIMONIALS HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS

A Little History....

“A truly unique and rare talent” proclaims Rick Wakeman upon presenting Tensheds with the House Of Lords Discretional Rock Award, at a ceremony held at the prestigious London location. This recognition of the highest order came after the release of his 3rd - and most ambitious album ‘The Dandy Pink Prince’. A gritty Alternative Blues record, recorded entirely on his near 200 year old grand piano.

Praise didn’t stop there for The Dandy Punk Prince, with BBC Radio Live Sessions and Classic Rock declaring “You’ll Believe His Hype” and Vive Le Rock, Louder Than War & Penny Black Music hailing him a “Genius”.

Tensheds has been captivating audiences since the release of his debut studio album Crazy Beautiful back in 2010. His unmistakable unique style and rare ability to blend gritty alternative blues with soft tender ballads has won him fans far and wide as well as numerous awards, critical acclaim and even an invitation to open the Isle Of Wight Festival.

A true innovator and a relentless pusher of boundaries, the multi-instrumentalists absolute refusal to pigeonhole his music sees him constantly evolving. Producing all his records himself and forever exploring ways to bring the piano into the 21st Century, while blending his gritty punk blues with elements of his classical heritage – having trained as a classical pianist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music.

Tensheds real magic lies in his live performances. His audacious showmanship and Rachmaninoff style piano skills, deftly delivers his brand of gritty, edgy alternative blues. Honing his craft in the time-honoured tradition, hoboing the road. A true road dog, so much so that when the legendary Hazel O’Connor offered him 5 full UK Tours supporting her, he actually moved into a campervan for the next 2 years to make it happen. He has since gone on to supports artists such as: John Mayall, Mick Taylor, BC Camplight, Jeffrey Lewis, Blockheads, Spear Of Destiny, Paul Kelly, Manfred Mann, and not forgetting tours with Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos and his current 42 date Deathrow Disco Tour - of which 27 dates are s supporting cult folk hero Beans On Toast.

When he’s not wowing audiences as Tensheds he is also full-time keyboard player with Beans On Toast and garage rockers Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind. Last year he performed a total of 180 shows as well as making his Glastonbury debut - performing a staggering 10 shows. The highlight of which was his performance on the Greenpeace Stage to a packed out field, with Frank Turner declaring this is “Fucking Incredible”.

Over the years Tensheds has picked up numerous awards, including the PRS UK Unsigned Artists of the Year and Celtic Connections festival Award. He also holds the Word Record for Most Gigs Performed in 24 Hours – playing 8 cities in 24 hours raising money for the Railway Children charity.

It’s no wonder Tensheds has been labelled‘"Jerry Lee Lewis and Tom Waits love child".

DEATHROW DISCO TOUR

29th NOV - SWINDON - BEEHIVE

30th NOV - ISLE OF WIGHT - QUAY ARTS

3th DEC - READING - FACE BAR

5th DEC - GLASTONBURY - BOCA BAR

6th DEC - PLYMOUTH - THE JUNCTION

7th DEC - SWANSEA - THE GARAGE

8th DEC - STROUD - THE PRINCE ALBERT

10th DEC - GUILDFORD - THE BOILERROOM

11th DEC - CAMBRIDGE - THE PORTLAND ARMS

12th DEC - DERBY - THE VENUE

13th DEC - NORWICH - NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

14th DEC - BEDFORD - ESQUIRES

18th DEC - SHEFFIELD - THE LEADMILL

19th DEC - STOKE-On-TRENT - THE SUGARMILL

20th DEC - LIVERPOOL - PHASE ONE

21st DEC - COLCHESTER - THREE WISE MONKEYS

31st JAN - BRIGHTON - CHALK

1st FEB - BRISTOL - TRINITY CENTRE

5th FEB - SOUTHAMPTON - THE LOFT

6th FEB - CARDIFF - THE GLOBE

7th FEB - LEEDS - BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB

8th FEB - BIRMINGHAM - THE CASTLE & FALCON

9th FEB - NOTTINGHAM - BODEGA

12th FEB - NEWCASTLE - TYNE BAND BREWERY & TAP ROOM

13th FEB - EDINBURGH - THE OLD Dr. BELLS' BATHS

14th FEB - MANCHESTER - GORILLA

15th FEB - LONDON - THE DOME, TUFNELL PARK

28th JAN - SHEFFIELD - THE DOROTHY PAX

1st MAR - HALIFAX - THE LANTERN

13th MAR - WHITCHURCH - PERCY'S CAFE BAR

14th MAR - GLOUCESTER - DICK WHITTINGTONS

15th MAR - NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE - THE SALTY DOG

20th MAR - MANCHESTER - THE PEER HAT

21st MAR - PORTSMOUTH - THE BARN

22md MAR - WORTHING - BAR 42

27th MAR - CAMBRIDGE - THE BLUE MOON

28th MAR - SOUTHEND - THE RAILWAY

3rd APR - BOLTON - THE LITTLE TOWN HALL

4th APR - LEICESTER - DUFF'S

30th APR - STOWMARKET - JOHN PEEL CENTRE

2nd MAY - LONDON - ACES & EIGHTS

3rd MAY - BRIGHTON - BACK BEAT BAR

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