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Photo: Phil Hinton

Photo: Phil Hinton

Henry Sparks lives in Canterbury in England plays guitar and writes songs.

His music is informed by experience as a farm hand, factory rat, pizza slinger and carpenter. He is an architect and teaches at the University of Kent.

Folk, English and American, and a fascination with song-writing have driven his playing and creativity.
Henry was a founder of DIY punk innovators Longport Buzz and roots pioneers Bootfare (appearing at Glastonbury and Kerrville festivals).

Henry released his debut solo CD Seven songs in 2012. and the CD Latest Waxing in 2016 getting some favorable reviews:


…distinctively English pastoral folk-pop, with its heart in the right place.

…bizarre and startling in its originality. A definite one off rarity.
Penguin Eggs (Canada)

…’While We Were Building Jerusalem’ is a cracking lead track.
R2 Magazine

In May 2017 Henry recorded tracks for his first full length solo CD in Melbourne with ‘Bush Gothic’ as the session band. This project is still underway and will be finished as soon as time and keeping body and soul together allows.


Tel: +44 (0)1227 456172

henry@henrysparksmusic.co.uk send email

13 Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PE, UK

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