2020 has affected freelancers in so many different ways and in this week’s episode, we focus on the musical career of singer-songwriter, Paul Henshaw. Paul had a goal to build a business as a performer and to be entirely self-sufficient from it. All was going well having released a new album towards the end of 2019, but we all know what happened soon after. So how did lockdown affect him, as a performer, as a human, and as a business person? What did he do to mitigate the damage? What are his goals for 2021?
During this episode, Paul gives us an exclusive performance too. We also finish the podcast with a festive treat, the lyrics of which are below
About Paul Henshaw
With a catalogue of albums encompassing Henshaw’s solo and full band work including the highly acclaimed “Five Compass Lighthouse” released in November 2019, and the 2020 release of the Henshaw & Booth (Dan Booth of Ferocious Dog) duet album “Revisit”, the growth Henshaw has experienced is clear. His songs are written from the heart with life experiences and stories clearly having the biggest influence.
Paul Henshaw albums are always a roller coaster of emotions. As a songwriter, Henshaw’s lyrics have been likened to poetry, painting scenes that take you on a journey to the very place or situation being sung about, from the sad story of a young man who took his own life or going to an Iron Maiden concert with his 76-year-old Nan. Whether playing solo, with the backing of his band (The Scientific Simpletons) or as the Henshaw & Booth duet, he knows that an exciting and energetic live show is the key to making a performance a personal and memorable one, a message echoed over and over by his established and ever-growing following.
Henshaw has shared stages with the likes of Mark Chadwick (The Levellers), Ferocious Dog, Pigeon Detectives, Newton Faulkner, Tony Wright (Terrorvision), Gary Stringer (Reef), and has played numerous festivals including the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. Paul Henshaw is a committed, professional, and experienced songwriter and performer who strives to make interesting music with songs that are deep and drenched in honesty.
Find out more at https://www.paulhenshaw.com/, on Facebook, and on Twitter
The 12 Days of (a freelance) Christmas
On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
12 Websites working
11 Signed agreements
10 Linkedin invites
9 Zoomers zooming
8 Deadlines looming
7 Emails pinging
6 Clients ringing
5 One more thiiiiiings
4 Backup drives
3 Perfect briefs
2 Hours sleep
and a Freelance Heroes Community
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