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Julian Henry

Julian Henry

Julian Henry worked as a freelance writer for Melody Maker, Music Week, Underground and NME in the 1980s while launching his career as a musician. A lifelong devotee of pop culture, Henry recorded a sequence of idealistic 7" singles with the singer (and NME journalist) Cath Carroll; his group the Hit Parade has since achieved cult status amongst fans of C86 indie music.

In the 1990s Julian Henry began working in Marketing and Publicity, founding his own business Henry's House. The company grew quickly and amassed brand clients that included Orange, Coca-Cola and Absolut Vodka, as well as TV shows and celebrities that included American Idol, Big Brother, the Spice Girls and Michael Jackson.

In 2007 Julian Henry joined Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment as global Head of Communication. He currently works for 19 in London and Los Angeles and continues to release music with The Hit Parade. He has written more recently for the Guardian and the Observer on Entertainment and Marketing.

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Psychic TV: Holloway Road, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 18 August 1984

TONIGHT'S UNPUBLICISED appearance of Psychic TV at an old disused music hall off the Holloway Road was some "event". ...

Aztec Camera, Everything But The Girl, Orange Juice: Orange Juice/Joolz/Woodentops/Everything But the Girl/Aztec Camera: Brixton Academy

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 2 February 1985

THE BATTLE between pop group and duff PA system Is a common spectacle at London's bigger venues. That the legendary Orange Juice chose to end ...

Simply Red: Goldsmiths College, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 9 February 1985

I'VE ALWAYS wondered what sort of groups have the music industry slobbering over them prior to any form of public acclaim and Simply Red are ...

London Clubbing: Neon Nights

Guide by Julian Henry, Ms London, 11 March 1985

Julian Henry helps newcomers to town find their feet in the glitter domes. ...

Sigue Sigue Sputnik: The Underworld, Croydon

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 17 August 1985

Space race ...

Sigue Sigue Sputnik (1985)

Interview by Julian Henry, Rock's Backpages Audio, 23 August 1985

In Part 1, Sigue Sigue founder Tony James talks about the influence of sic-fi movies like Blade Runner and Terminator etc.; the death of old rock clichés; using video and TV, and the mistakes of punk in general and his former Gen X bandmate Billy Idol in particular. In Part 2, Sputnik frontman Martin Degville on the band's style; his wigs; popular fashion, and how his former flatmate Boy George is too safe...

File format: mp3; in two parts, total file size: 57.9mb, total interview length: 1h 01' 01" sound quality: **

Rain Parade/Snakes Of Shake/Ring Of Roses: LSE, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 28 December 1985

THIS WAS AN evening of contrast. The Snakes Of Shake look and sound like they were born in a town in the Midwest of America, ...

Thrashing Doves: The Marquee, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 8 March 1986

"DOES ANYONE here remember Biba's Basement in High Street, Kensington?" asks the singer of The Thrashing Doves towards the end of their set. God, despite ...

Orange Juice

Profile by Julian Henry, Underground, 20 March 1987

Edwyn Collins's journey into immortality started in
 the wee small hours with Alan Horne's Postcard label. Eventually his brainchild and whipping post, Orange
 Juice, were ...

Jonathan Richman: Hey There Little Insect! Whatever Happened To Beserkley Records?

Report and Interview by Julian Henry, Underground, 26 March 1987

Julian Henry braves the wilds of West London to find out what did happen to Beserkley ...

Crowded House: In With The In-Crowd

Interview by Julian Henry, Music Week, 6 July 1987

THE ARRIVAL of Crowded House in the UK charts with their debut single, 'Don't Dream It's Over' (Capitol), comes three years after the demise of ...

Paul Johnson: HMV Oxford Street, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Music Week, 13 July 1987

HE'S BEEN called "the most promising new singer of the decade" by London listings mag Time Out and it's a description Paul Johnson's debut CBS ...

Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Music Week, 18 July 1987

THE RECENT penetration of the top 30 by the debut Zodiac Mindwarp single, 'Prime Mover', was one of the more pleasing events in this year's ...

The La's: Fit To Pop!

Interview by Julian Henry, Underground, January 1988

The La's earn 'totally normal' tag! ...

Lydia Lunch: ULU, London

Live Review by Julian Henry, Music Week, 18 January 1988

Lunch Punch ...

Eighth Wonder: Absolute Beginners

Profile and Interview by Julian Henry, Melody Maker, 28 September 1988

Patsy Kensit is 17 and has landed the lead role in the new Julien Temple movie Absolute Beginners. But she also fronts the hippest new ...

Young MC: Rhymin' Reason

Interview by Julian Henry, Music Week, 9 December 1989

"IT TOOK me about 35 minutes to write the words to 'Wild Thing' and about an hour to write 'Funky Cold Medina'. It was easy." ...

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