Ian Henderson

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July 2008 sees the release to radio of “Over Now”, the first single off Ian Henderson’s new record “Superglue”, the long overdue follow-up to 2002′s SAMA-nominated “Freefall”.
Recorded under the watchful eye of Swedish producer Ola Sonmark, in South Africa, Sweden and Norway, this record is the remarkable outcome of an international collaboration involving musicians from as far afield as Paraguay, Australia, Germany and the US. It’s an accomplished, confident sophomore record that’s full of heart and soul, from a songwriter who’s come of age.

Ian Henderson is a contemporary South African acoustic pop artist, a little less bluesy than John Mayer a little more light-hearted than David Gray. But the territory is the same: soulful, deeply personal songs , catchy melodies, passionate delivery. On vocals, guitar and piano, and accompanied by a fine range of session musicians, his live delivery is always intimate.

Henderson’s debut album, “Freefall”, spawned the lead single “Beautiful Life”, which received airplay both in South Africa, and internationally. The album was critically well-regarded: the SA Rock Digest – South Africa’s web-based industry-insider publication – rated “Freefall” one of their top-five album picks of 2003. The music video for “Beautiful Life” won a silver medal in the South African National TV and Film association’s “Q-Awards”. Several cuts from the album featured as the sound track to the hit-TV series “Going Nowhere Slowly” as well as several other video and TV productions. The music has also appeared on several compilation albums internationally.

Henderson is now based in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently preparing for a year of touring to promote the new record. He will be in New York and Stockholm mid-year, and returns for a national tour in spring to back up the release of the album. For further information, please visit www.ianhenderson.com.

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