Henry Burnett

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When and where were you born?

I was born in Nottingham in 1992 which makes me the youngest member of the show!

When did you start to play?

I started playing drums at the age of 6. Shortly after that my mum decided I should play a ‘real’ instrument as well so I was sent to have piano lessons…

Who are your influences?

My childhood was spent with a soundtrack of Toto, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Steely Dan, so playing with The Classic Rock Show feels like something of a homecoming for me even though I wasn’t around in the 70s or 80s! My influences do extend beyond rock music however, with artists such as Oscar Peterson, Kate Bush, Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell all featuring frequently on my CD player. 

If you had to take one album to your desert island, what would it be and why?

I feel like my answer to this question changes weekly.. but two albums that I will never tire of hearing are Toto - IV and Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms.

What gear do you tour with?

I use a Nord Electro 3 for Hammond sounds, through a Neo Ventilator pedal which gives me a great Leslie sound without the crew having to load a real Leslie in and out every day... I also use a Yamaha master keyboard which controls Apple’s Mainstage software, running a variety of synths and sampled instruments.

One obscure interesting fact about yourself.

I am training to become a Paraglider pilot!