HDRnB News

Beverly Rhythm, Funk N' Blues Festival - The Larcom Theater Sat Nov 22 

Henley-Douglas RnB is playing a show at the historic Larcom Theater Sat, Nov 22. This is going to be a great night of music. Playing at 8pm will be Sarah Simenski (Lead Vocal Big O' Dirty Bucket) and Salem's Eric Reardon on guitar. They'll be playing original songs, along with some rock and soul standards done their own special way. Next up will be the Delta Generators, one of the top blues bands out of New England. Henley-Douglas RnB will be joined with Henley's former band mate and co-leader of the Heavy Metal Horns and The Boston Horns - Garret Savluk on trumpet. Garret and Henley have played together all over the world and this is the first time performing together in 4 years. Also performing with HDRnB will be Yahuba (Ryan Montbleau) on percussion. Yahuba has performed and recorded with the top bands out of the Boston area over the past 20 years. His special musical flavors adds so much SOUL! to any music he's playing. At the end of the show there will be a jam session with all of the acts performing this night. Get your tickets soon because this show will sell out. Spread The Word!
w/ very special guests:
Sarah Seminski of Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
Yahuba Torres of Ryan Montbleau Band
& Garret Savluk of The Boston Horns
Pre-sale link:  http://gimmelive.tv/?c=32

Blues On The Beach - July 26th 

Big thanks goes out to Erin, Karen and the board of directors for putting on "Blues On The Beach" July 26th at Short Beach, Stratford, Ct.
There were 14,000 people at this years festival. Henley-Douglas RnB had a blast playing a 90 minute set and we let it all hang out with our music.
This one of those special shows with a lot of people who had never heard of our band. The festival line-up was mostly great local bands doing their thing.
After our first song was played the audience got up and started dancing and hollering. We received a lot props from the bands that performed before us.
Something like this doesn't happen that often. It was very cool to see people getting down to our music, the first time they heard it. We made a lot of new friends that day.

Our New CD "Decimal Point" has Dropped! 

The band is excited to have "Decimal Point" available at shows and downloads from CDBaby, Itunes and Amazon
You can find it under Henley-Douglas RnB "Decimal Point"  This music was recorded "Live" at Amory Sound in Somerville, Ma. Engineered by Michael Healey. We had a small audience on hand to witness what we do playing live in the studio. The 8 tracks feature 5 original songs with lyrics written by Douglas Gimbel. 3 cover tunes that have been crowd favorites "Compared To What" by Gene McDaniels made famous by Les McCann and Eddie Harris. "All I Want To Do is Make Love To You" By Willie Dixon using the Cold Blood arrangement of the song. Johnnie Walker's "Top Spot" is covered showing the band getting down in the Reggae Style. One of the great things about this is the hearing the band play off of each other during solos and section changes. We'll be uploading tracks for preview.

What's Going On 

Henley-Douglas RnB has been playing some great shows this year. We opened for Blues Legend James Cotton and J. Geils at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly. This 100 year old theatre sounds amazing and is the new jewel on the North Shore of Boston. We're looking forward to playing the Larcom later this year. This Summer has us playing in 2 beautiful seaside towns Mine Oyster in Boothbay Harbor and Dennett's Wharf Oyster House in Castine, Me. Henley has been playing Castine every year for 25 years. We love to play these places. People don't mess around.  Once the music drops these places start jumping. We also played the "Windjammer Days Festival" in Boothbay Harbor, Me June 25th.

Blues On The Beach Strafford, Ct - July 26 5:40 to 7:10 - This blues festival is one of best things going on today. They're expecting a crowd of 14,000 to dance and party all day and night. This is our first festival of the year. We're looking forward to having a blast playing our music and spreading the word about Henley-Douglas RnB


HDRnB Music Now Available Online 

Our music is available online through Nimbit Music (HDRnB) we have some live recordings from "In The Loft" with Meg Griffin and music recorded from our 1st studio session. Check It Out and Get Some!

HDRnB is an original R&B/soul/groove band founded by in late 2010, featuring Henley Douglas Jr. (sax), Douglas Gimbel (vocals), John Iltis (drums), Eric Reardon (guitar), Squantch (trombone), David Walker (bass). Henley Douglas Jr.'s early career includes stints with the Big Dig Saxophone Quartet and Skin, a Boston-based funk-rock outfit that would open for acts like the Neville Brothers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He founded the Heavy Metal Horns, a band that reached international acclaim in the 90s, and for 10 years, fronted the Boston Horns, a funk/jazz band also featuring HMH alum Garret Savluk. A new CD of original music is on the way. Meet the band...

Johnnie Walker and The Disappointers, stars of the documentary
Reggae in the Ruff, have been in the studio finishing their debut album. Henley Douglas Jr. has added his saxophone to a number of tracks and it sounds so good! Hear what Henley thought of the experience and hear some of the new music.