Singing in Japanese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, mostly English, in the woods, in the streets, in the shower, in bars, nightclubs and theaters, trotting around the world with a big smile and very big hair…
this is April Henry.
Her genres are as wide-ranging as the artists who have influenced her as a songwriter and a performer—from Billie Holiday and Tina Turner to Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Florence and the Machine, and Lana Del Rey to Janelle Monae. From tender whispers to the anthemic, pouring out of a song, April is interested in the raw nerve that connects us as human beings. She moves from sultry, soulful ballads and fragile torch songs to bright and sparkly pop tunes or the driving beat of a dance remix—and everything in between. Called, a “funny, fierce, force of nature” by reviewers, she explores polarity and humor. Just when you think you’ve defined her niche, she can surprise you with something completely different—yet always April.
An award-winning artist, garnering accolades in both singer and songwriter categories in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) among others, April’s talents have been recognized by industry luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Adele, Robert Smith, and Epic Records president Amanda Ghost. In opening for artists like Michelle Branch
and Gavin DeGraw, she uses her particular
brand of theatricality and high-octane
vocals to take audiences on an almost
The Arts, science and life stories
are the worlds where April
gets inspiration and integrates with her multi-disciplinary training from
the New World School of the
Arts Conservatory. Her live performances
range from Theaters to the Bitter End,
Feinstein’s in New York to the
Fillmore Miami Beach and
Bar Queen in Japan.
She is touring as an acoustic duo with Award Winning vocalist Thomas Claxton in May 2017, where this duo has already performed at NAMM 2017 on the Hilton Stage, Lewitt Audio, and 64Audio.
Also she volunteers with Wells Bring Hope, a volunteer run organization that drills wells, brings education, and hope to the poorest country in the world, Niger.