the 16 year old singer/songwriter
Devon based Henry Hassell is a 15-year-old indie singer/songwriter who first started performing at 7 years old at a local fair. As soon as he picked up a guitar he was hooked, starting with covers and now with the impeding release of his first single, ‘Both Sides’, his melodic guitar riffs and insightful lyrics will stick in your head for days.
Henry’s authentic writing is influenced by artists such as Sam Fender, The Backseat Lovers, Newton Faulkner and the Native. After being spotted at a local open mic night, with his first festival performance on the introducing stage at Chagstock in 2022, Henry hasn’t looked back. With an EP in production, a new single release, and new music waiting to be revealed, 2023 is an exciting year for the young storyteller.
Henry is a singer songwriter and loves to perform his own music acoustically with a few covers thrown in to mix things up a bit. Henry regularly plays 2 x 45m sets with an example of tracks below:
Find the light
In my reach
You never know
As they seemed
Falling - Harry Styles
Heaven - Niall Horan
Someone New - Hosier
17 Going Under - Sam Fender
July - Noah Cyrus
All Of Me - John Legend
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Im Yours - Jason Maraz
This Town - Nial Horen
Another Love - Tom Odell
Take Me To Church - Hozier
Dakota - Stereophonics
Henry was born in Colchester, Essex on 19th September 2007. He moved to Drewsteignton, Devon aged 6 in 2013 . A year later, aged 7 Henry started playing the guitar and had his first solo performance at the Mortenhampstead music festival that summer.
Henry spent the next few years playing and singing covers at various music festivals, open mic nights and fetes before starting to write his own music and learning the electric guitar.
In 2022 Henry played the introducing stage at Chagstock festival supporting Kula Shaker playing original music and was booked to play the main stage supporting McFly at Lakefest 2023 but unfortunately had to withdraw.
Henry continues to play at various festivals and gigs with an acoustic set but also with his 3 piece band.
Henry's first single, 'Both Sides' was released on August 4th 2023 and was played on a number of local radio stations. He is currently recording an EP due for release in early 2024.