Music Genre: Blues, Funk, Funky, Jazz, R&B
Henry M. Johnson (of HM Johnson Band) has been playing in bands based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia for 40 years and is a native of VA's Eastern Shore (Parksley, VA).
Together for almost Nineteen years, this band's success has come from hard work and dedication. Even after this many years, the members of The H.M. Johnson Band will not accept complacency. With new goals to strive for and accomplish, the future of The H.M. Johnson Band will continually prove to be an exciting challenge. The H.M. Johnson Band is an electrifying group of fun-loving, experienced professional entertainers that can satisfy your musical desires. They have an extensive repertoire covering the years 1950-2008 and covering styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop, Jump, Swing, Soul, Beach, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. Over the nineteen years of being in existence the group has proven to be one of the best bands in the business. They constantly work hard at keeping up their reputation for satisfying audiences.
The group is under the leadership of Henry (H.M.) Johnson, a highly respected and experienced music veteran, a superb writer, musician and sound technician. H.M. Johnson began playing over 40 years ago. While he doesn't remember exactly what started him down the guitar-playing path, he knows that it was something he just had to do. The first recording that he ever bought was by Chuck Berry, which he quickly wore out. Soon after, he began listening to Wes Montgomery, Albert King, Albert Collins, Pat Martino and B.B. King. These influences have directed Henry over the years of his life, and having brought him to where he now stands.
H.M. Johnson has successfully recorded two solo releases entitled : Feel It and Everybody wants Control of You and is currently working on a new project. Henry also contributed guitar tracks to CBS after school TV specials as well as work with the CBN cable network and has received high praise from Guitar Player Magazine. In his career, he has toured and performed in many countries and several states in the United States with artists such as Singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player from Lubbock, Texas, Delbert McClinton, National recording jazz trumpeter Tom Brown and notable other recording artists. Over the years of learning from such name acts, he has learned what and what not to do to satisfy an audience, and make the show a success!
For over eighteen years, the incomparable sounds of The H.M. Johnson Band have captivated the hearts of audiences and musicians of all ages and tastes. Whether performing to a dance crowd, festival concert, or a intimate cocktail / dinner setting, The H.M. Johnson Band is one of the most versatile groups on the music circuit today. This talented group of musicians can switch to any type of musical format with ease. Entertaining audiences in some of the most stylish and elegant nightclubs, From DC to North Carolina and all points in between. These three talented entertainers serve up a savory mix of diverse musical styles, pleasing the most discriminating palate. Audiences, young and old alike, look forward to The H.M. Johnson Band performances.