Henry Priestman

Henry Priestman

Last updated: 09 October 2009

The ex-Christians man, an Anglesey resident since 1992, released his debut album in 2008.

Born in Hull, Henry Priestman moved to Liverpool in 1975 and formed the band Yachts. Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in 1977 and released the classic new wave single Suffice To Say on the influential Stiff Records.

After that fleeting success, Priestman founded It's Immaterial and again enjoyed some success with the single Driving Away From Home.

In 1985 he founded The Christians with Garry, Roger and Russell Christian, and went on to sell over three million albums for the Island record label. Since the dissolution of the band, he concentrated on producing and co-writing with other artists, including Take That's Mark Owen.

Having lived in Anglesey since 1992, Priestman released his debut album The Chronicles Of Modern Life on Stiff Records in September 2008. It has now been re-released by Universal/Island.

He is helping commemorate the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the Royal Charter off Moelfre Bay in October 2009, with the Royal Charter EP. He is joined by Caryl Parry-Hughes and Amy Wadge on the record.

He appears on Roy Noble's programme on BBC Radio Wales from 2pm on Monday 12 October 2009.

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    Chronicles Of Modern Life (2008)

    The first solo album from the Anglesey resident, released by Universal/Island.

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