Thursday, 26 June 2014

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Thing I Like ... Leicester

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Thing I Like ... Leicester: First of all, straight off the bat, I'd just like to say a big "thank you" from the bottom of my heart to all the people and...

Monday, 16 June 2014

'Always in the Way' EP OUT NOW !!!



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http://www.facebook.com/matthenshaw

DOWNLOAD & STREAM 'ALWAYS IN THE WAY ' NOW !!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/always-in-the-way-ep/id875188981
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You said you'd been here before
But they path you take you're never sure
And you say you want it more and more

Well, my door is always open
If you need a helping hand
Some words just to guide you
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way

You sailed off to a distant shore
To find an ocean clear and pure
And you say you're loving more and more

Well, my door is always open
If you need a helping hand
Some words just to guide you
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way

Try and you try and you still fail
Cry and you cry I hear a wail

Well, my door is always open
If you need a helping hand
Some words just to guide you
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way

You said you'd been there and seen it all and done it all before
But they path you took you're still not sure
And you say you loving and you're needing and you're wanting more and more

Well, my door is always open
If you need a helping hand
Some words just to guide you
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way
There's always something, Always In The Way


Written & Performed by Matt Henshaw

Recorded and Mixed by Little & Large Productions
Simon Lubowski and Nik Robinson

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: 'Always in the Way' EP OUT NOW !!!

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: 'Always in the Way' EP OUT NOW !!!: http://www.MattHenshaw.com http://www.facebook.com/matthenshaw DOWNLOAD & STREAM 'ALWAYS IN THE WAY ' NOW !! https://itune...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Linked in Blog by Matt Henshaw - Launching a Career Comeback

Hello, I’m Matt Henshaw and (like the beautiful Slideshare above shows) I launched a successful career comeback.

What does that actually mean? Well, a little while ago, I realised I was doing a job that was not my dream. So I decided to make a change and follow my dream – to become a singer-songwriter and self-sufficient working musician, like I said, my very own career comeback. Here’s my story and how LinkedIn played a part in it.

From my time at school to the end of 2008, I was in a band called Censored. What started as a few lads from Nottingham messing about soon became serious.

Matt Blog Image 1

It was a great time – we were even supporting our music heroes, bands like Supergrass and Ocean Colour Scene. And hanging out with the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs and the Arctic Monkeys – what could possibly go wrong?

I suppose I never really thought about the future and without any real guidance, we took on too much and spread ourselves too thin. I got burnt out and had to cancel gigs and festivals. Sometimes when you lose momentum, you don’t find it again.

I was in touching distance of my dream career – then it was suddenly over.

Skip to 2012, I was working as a Computer Science Sustainability Research Assistant – try saying that with your mouth full! It was OK, it paid the bills but it wasn’t my dream.

Then I went to watch some music gigs for the first time in a long time. The Stone Roses had reformed and Jack White was playing solo shows with all the joy and freedom that goes with it. And that’s when it hit me – I’m one of these people, I’m a musician, that’s MY dream! I had to get back in. But the music landscape had changed since 2008. And it hadn’t exactly gone well last time.

Matt Blog Image 2

That’s where LinkedIn came in. I thought if this can work for office stuff why not music as well? I wanted to showcase my passion, my personality and make sure people took me seriously as a professional – not just another lad with a guitar.

After updating my profile, I soon found endorsements rolling in from my old network backing my music skills. It was a massive confidence boost. Then I found people started coming to me! For gigs, festivals and just putting stuff together in the recording studio. My profile was like a magnet – all because I had added a bit more detail.

I now have a gig at the Camden Roundhouse and the Elevator Music Festival.

Matt Blog Image 3

You may be thinking “good for him but I don’t want to be a musician”. Well, that’s not my point.

Whether you’re a musician, a lawyer, a scientist or an accountant you can always do better. LinkedIn is for anyone with ambition. It’s not going to magically make things happen for you, but if you want to follow your dream then investing in your profile and having LinkedIn in your corner can only help. LinkedIn played its part for me and it can for you.

What’s your dream?

Peace, Love & Tea, MHx

PS. If you like my Slideshare, why not share it on :)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Things I Like ... LinkedIn

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Things I Like ... LinkedIn: How to Rock the Perfect LinkedIn Profile from LinkedIn Good evening folks ! You may have seen this, or heard me talking about it on...

Matt Henshaw Interview with MarketingProfs.com

1. How did that LinkedIn Slideshare collaboration come about/happen?
I was contacted by a representative from LinkedIn for their upcoming promotional drive, they wanted an active user to represent each sector, and they chose little old me for the music industry, of all the thousands of people on their making, producing and promoting music, it was quite an honour.

2. Why LinkedIn and not, say, Facebook?
Simply because I was asked in all honesty, but LinkedIn is really good I have found, essentially it's just like Facebook but more professional, I only found myself on there by accident really, but it's a great way of expanding your online network beyond your friends and finding people who work specifically in your area. And it was nice to see all my recommendations and endorsements coming in when I first posted 'Professional Singer/Songwriter & Musician' on there.

3. What's been the result? Are you a full time musician now?
Yeah, I left my job at the university just over a year ago now and things have gone from strength to strength for me doing what I want to do and being in control of my own life again. In terms of results from LinkedIn I've managed to develop a good few connections, get some shows and work with different people, and there are loads of qualified on there willing to offer feedback for nothing.

Congrats on your success! By the way - where are you located?
I live in Leicester, originally from Nottingham and I've lived all over, north and south, but Leicester is great place to live and make music because it's in the heart of the country and I can get anywhere in England really in 2 hours on 50 quid's worth of petrol.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Welcome to June !

Matt Henshaw's Adventures In Wonderland: Welcome to June !: Another month is upon us, and I've uploaded a new song - The Way It Is - from my upcoming EP 'Always In The Way' ... More on...