I Can See Henry & The Invisibles

I always figured that one man bands were gimmicky but I never realized that I could get funky with one. Upon first listen of Henry & The Invisibles, I figured they were a funky band of at least 4 or 5. So when I researched this party of whatever that will be playing SXSW I discovered that the grouping was a lie. It was just one guy. That’s right, Henry’s Invisibles are a set of Ableton Live loops (I’m guessing) that repeat back and forth while he wrings out the funk from his skunk. Call me surprised.

‘Soul Shaker’ is a great example. I kicked up this jam and wondered how all of the members could stay in sync. Wrong! I mean Tower of Power could keep it up, but I never realized that one dude with a bunch of cables and computer software could do the same. Props to Henry for reals. This one’s going in the pick me up bin for when I need to re-energize the night of another music showcase. Everyone get funky!

[audio:http://h0key.net/audio/Henry_+_The_Invisibles-Soul_Shaker.mp3]

  • Henryinvsible

    Thank you very much for the write up! Actually, I simply use an organic loop pedal called the JamMan. All of my instruments are wired through an onstage mixer and well… the rest is a bit of phunky magic. I want to let you know that I will be @ Stubb’s Saturday August 13th if you are in Austin. Thanks again for the cool blog and keep it PHUNKY! 

  • You I know I just moved down here. I’ll have to check you out. I’ll be sure to leave my deodarant at home so I can get extra phunky 😀