“It's impossible to tour without Vocalzone. They give me the confidence & ability to perform each night. No Vocalzone, no tour. It's that simple”
– Aled Clifford, Henry’s Funeral Shoe
Henry’s Funeral Shoe was formed by two brothers, from South Wales, in 2008. They found inspiration and influence from the many albums they had looted from their father’s vinyl collection. The Who, CCR, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, and the Beatles were favourites. Aled quickly became a gifted guitar player, aided and taught by Ned Edwards, a long-time collaborator of Van Morrison.
Aled and Grennig both came together and joined forces in Henry’s Funeral Shoe after spending years developing their individual crafts. And in 2009 we saw they release of their debut album, ‘Everything’s For Sale’. This was met with rave reviews from both the public and press, and led to them embarking on an extensive tour throughout the UK and Europe. Singles form this album, such as ‘Down the Line’ and ‘Don’t Lose the Rhythm’ have been featured on a number of television programs in the UK, Europe and America. In 2011 the American film ‘Puncture’, starring Chris Evans featured their music as well.
‘Donkey Jacket’ their second album was released in 2011, which again was met with only high praise from the press and media. The single ‘Dog Scratched Ear’, form the same album, was used in a Fiat advert to launch the 500 Abarth series. The advert featured Charlie Sheen, and it went viral on YouTube with over 1 million views in a week.
Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, picking up more and more popularity as their fandom increases. And in 2012 they were invited to perform with Kiss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on their legendary floating festivals, ‘the Kiss Kruise’ and ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Cruise’.
2014 saw the release of the bands new E.P, which received critical acclaim. Review in both Classic Rock and The Blues magazine gave the E.P 8/10.