Born in London with music in his family and in his blood, Ken formed the dream of being a rock star at the age of 11 when he bribed his parents into buying him a guitar.
Armed with not much more than sheer determination he moved from step to step always looking for a way to advance his powerful ambitions.
Ken Hensley has a long and varied career, having played with and fronted acts as diverse as British 60’s psyche rockers ‘The Gods’ recording 2 albums for EMI Records to American southern rockers ‘Blackfoot’…
Ken Hensley is probably best known for the albums he made in the 1970’s as musician and songwriter with British rock institution ‘Uriah Heep’ from the 1970’s “Very ’Eavy Very ’Umble” until 1980’s album “Conquest”.
Ken will tell you that he is a first and foremost a writer/composer/lyricist and his enormous history of world-wide hit records is testimony to this.
Ken Hensley has featured on world-wide sales of over 40 million records.
He is without doubt a legendary figure in the world of rock music.
In 2006 Ken Hensley formed ‘Live Fire.’
Their live set includes unique versions of ‘Uriah Heep’ classics ‘Look At Yourself’, ‘July Morning’, ‘Easy Living’ and ‘Gypsy’, and even delving as far back as ‘Rain’, originally recorded for his debut solo LP, “Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf”.
The Journey Continues:
After returning to Europe from the US, Ken began the climb back into rock & roll history and in 2007 released the acclaimed rock opera ‘Blood On The Highway’.
Steadily Ken grew back into the consciousness of his huge fan base and, either solo or with Live Fire, the live performances thrilled audiences from Norway to Russia and all points in between.
On the 3rd September2010, armed with a new recording contract, Ken and his band, “Live Fire” went into the studio to record their first album together. The result was the May 2011 release of “FASTER” a CD that blends great classic rock songs and modern, youthful energy and technology. It will be Ken´s 51st record!
From childhood poet to legendary status is a long, long road and it´s hard to cut this particular story short …. so why try?
With his classic autobiography, “When Too Many Dreams Come True” printed in English, Russian and Bulgarian, the man who first made his mark in the 20th century is now clearly capturing the 21st.
With a new CD of rare songs already mixed, 2012 saw the release of another stunning solo CD, “Love & Other Mysteries” and the recording of a double live CD and DVD with Live Fire. It was also the 50th anniversary of his life on the road …
“50 Years On The Job” !!!
In 2012 released “LIVE!!” Produced by Ken himself and captures Ken Hensley and Live Fire on their 2012 European tour.
In 2013, Cherry Red Records released a brilliant new Live Fire CD called “TROUBLE” which embodied all the lyrical and musical power of Ken´s best efforts with Uriah Heep, transformed into a 21st century classic album.
Live Fire merged some of these great tracks into their live shows as they stormed every market they visited.
2013 also saw a dramatic increase in the demand for Ken´s solo shows and this momentum rolled right into 2014, with Live Fire making its first appearance in Russia, with two sold-out shows in Moscow and Kaluga.
With tours in Ukraine, Crimea, Latvia and Russia, Ken continued to grow the audience for his solo shows and The Legends continued with two memorable concerts on The November “Rock Cruise”.
Before anyone knew it, it was already 2015 and Ken began finishing a bunch of new songs for a CD to be recorded this year.
It has been said before and it´s worth saying again …..
Ken Hensley is a rock & roll legend with no plans to stop.