I have, on a number of occasions, described the members of The Kid Henry as being "some of the nicest people I've ever met." That's not an exaggeration either. They are definitely a genuine group, always ready to extend the hand of friendship to those they meet, and then openly support those friends when moments and happenings call for such gestures. The "human" aspect of this band is far from the only thing that defines their role in the somewhat fragmented music scene on Long Island; their sound is head turning - driven by skill, enthusiasm and downright clever songwriting.
According to their Facebook page, "The Kid Henry is an alternative rock band, featuring classically-trained vocalist Alexandra Lombardi. Formed in 2008, The Kid Henry has been a fixture in the resurgent Long Island music scene ever since. The individuals that make up The Kid Henry bring together eclectic musical taste and style to create a distinct sound built on driving rhythm, anthemic melody and personal, honest lyrics." They released their self-titled EP in May 2011, which can be downloaded by following this link, or by simply looking below this line of writing.
A recent article on LongIsland.com, stated that "One thing you can count on from this band is a high-energy, exciting performance," and also focused on the group's flow, camaraderie and multitude of musical talents. The Kid Henry will be playing tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 25th, at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. Included here are some photos I shot of them during their April 11th show at Local 269 on the Lower East Side.