Hennesea are a five piece new folk rock band from Malvern in Worcestershire. They regularly play gigs and festivals around the UK and the music is available on Spotify, Amazon and the CDs from their website, hennesea.com. They play original new folk and timeless covers. Anna Watts, the singer and guitar player with the band has Scandinavian roots. The word Hennesea comes from the Swedish ‘hennes’ which means ‘hers’.
The band’s first full album came out in 2015. ‘Book of Life’ features a baker’s dozen of eclectic ensemble pieces that range from the winsome title track to the magnificent ‘Light Above the Sea’. The latter features Martin Furey of The High Kings on backing vocals and flute. Mark Keene plays guitar and mandolin while Garry Low is on drums and percussion. Garry is also an accomplished recording engineer and has been responsible for engineering and producing Hennesea’s releases.
The band has played many gigs and festivals, including the BBC Stage at Lake Fest, Mappfest, Sunshine Festival and Cwm Fest and, of course, at Malvern Rocks. Indeed, they have played at every Malvern Rocks since it began. The latest album, ‘Laced with Gold’, was released in January 2021 and includes the singles ‘The Same Tune’ and ‘Faison Comme Si’
Hennesea always put on a good show and never disappoint. Don’t miss them at Malvern Rocks this year.