"Multi-instrumentalist Henry Roland is quickly changing what it means to be a one man band. Based out of Austin, Henry + The Invisibles incorporates the sheer songwriting finesse of Elton John with the technical virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix in his loop-based arrangements. Roland’s abilities on guitar, bass, keys, and vocals coalesce for high-energy performances filled with seamless transitions between instruments and songs – all while the man himself has the time of his life onstage." – Jack Anderson // KUTX host - full article here
"On a scale of one to ten, he’s a million. I first discovered Henry at the inaugural Float Fest of 2014. Obscenely talented, he appeared on stage with the soul of Elton John and the spirited guitar skills of Jimi Hendrix. While he’s able to bongo, drum, strum, fingerpick, rap, sing and do ventriloquistic performances with his football-shaped alien puppet friend, his most impressive move is stringing his guitar behind his neck and flawlessly playing a killer guitar solo as if he invented guitar solos decades ago. Since the 2014 festival appearance, I have seen him an additional handful of times, every time as if it were the first. This man will blow you off your feet so quickly that you’ll think you’re flying, and he is the sort of musician that not only makes you move but moves you. The intimate relationship he has with his audience is absolutely unmatched in the live music scene." - Nathalie Phan // On Vinyl Music - full article here
"We're grooving hard to your CD on the tour bus!!!" - The New Mastersounds
"This dude is a bad muthafunker!" - George Porter Jr.
"THE ONE MAN FUNK BAND" aka Henry Roland loops and layers vocal harmonies, funk guitar, bass grooves, soulful keyboards, drum machines and percussion to create original high energy dance music that sounds like a solid 5-piece funk ensemble.
Based in Austin TX, Henry + The Invisibles have played a solid role in the funk scene both local and regional. Having performed at venues and festivals around the country, H+TI is creating quite a buzz for himself and is best known for his electrifying dance-party-style live performances with a message of love and peace.
"MUSAIC", H+TI's highly anticipated first full-length album was recently released in September 2016 (actual street date Saturday, Sept. 17). The record was written, performed, produced and engineered by Henry Roland. "It was a pure and magical experience composing this project", said Henry. "I feel as if this record truly defines where I am as a musician and songwriter today. When I look back at the experiences that have brought me to this point, I think those scenarios make an integral piece of my journey and soul... the MUSAIC is what happens when you step back and reflect on it all."
H+TI has opened for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bernie Worrell, Shuggie Otis, George Porter Jr., Gary Clark Jr., Lauryn Hill, Ghostland Observatory, Dumpstaphunk, Earphunk, Nth Power, GZA, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Victor Wooten...
and has performed at Wakarusa, Art Outside, Euphoria, Utopiafest, Float Fest, Long Beach Funk Festival, Hullabaloo, Mo Love, Astral Family and several other local festivals.
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