Former Yachts star sails in for Doncaster Roots Club show

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The last mad surge of youth has driven a music veteran to take Root in Doncaster.

Singer-songwriter Henry Priestman is the latest act lined up to appear at the town’s Roots Music Club.

The former member of Yachts and The Christians is performing tomorrow, Friday, January 22.

A club spokesman said: “After more than 37 years in the music business, Henry reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter and released his debut solo CD, The Chronicles of Modern Life, to critical acclaim in September 2008.

“In February 2014, he released the eagerly awaited follow-up, entitled The Last Mad Surge of Youth, which garnered Henry the best reviews he’s had in his many years of releasing albums.

“Both albums are the sound of a man who’s seen the music world explode from punk – Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in 1977, and The Who on a European Tour in 1979 – via pop, including three million albums with The Christians, through to the digital age.

“Henry feels he’s really found his feet since going solo. He has been gigging steadily to a small, but committed fanbase. He’s discovered a new found love of live work, mixing ramshackle chaos and tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures.

“With a multitude of house gigs in 2015, Roots Music Club provides the perfect intimate setting in which to experience the warm sensation of Henry’s engaging musicality.”

Henry Priestman plays Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster, on Friday, January 22, from 8pm.

Support comes from Henry Parker.

Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 in advance from www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk