Tim Bowness and Henry Fool have announced two “An Evening With Tim Bowness and Henry Fool” concerts to take place this July, showcasing material by Henry Fool, No-Man and Tim‘s forthcoming album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, out on InsideOut.
Henry Fool have also formally announced that Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Ex-Wise Heads) has joined the band and will participate in all upcoming dates and recording sessions scheduled for this summer. In addition, Tim along with his Henry Fool co-founder Stephen Bennett continues to write material for a third HF album and the full band sessions will hopefully provide further new material.
On stage, Tim and Colin will be performing alongside current No-Man and Sanguine Hum members Andrew Booker, Mike Bearpark and Stephen Bennett, plus saxophonist/flautist Myke Clifford from The Pink Floyd Dimension.
The concerts will take place at The Borderline in London on 11th July and at a CRS event in Maltby, Yorkshire on 12th July.
Special guests at both events will be K-Scope label band NoSound and Esoteric label artist Matt Stevens.
Colin Edwin is effusive about the shows and joining Henry Fool: “I’m looking forward to making some noise in the (paradoxically) quixotic yet structured and simultaneously unconstrained environment of Henry Fool-dom.”
Stephen Bennett had this to say about this flurry of Henry Fool activity: “These shows comes at an exciting time for the revived Henry Fool. Having Colin in the band allows the Fool to stretch musically – he and Andrew Booker create a tight and exciting rhythm section that works well with Myke Clifford’s sax and Mike Bearpark’s guitar.”
Henry Fool are also due play the Eppyfest and Resonance festivals on 5 July and 2 August respectively, although Tim Bowness is unable to appear on those occasions due to other commitments.