Bob Henrit

Bob Henrit 2017-03-31T16:23:21+00:00
Simon Edgoose

Bob Henrit, like many others of his generation, began musical life in a skiffle group. His ex-next door neighbour, Cliff Richard, helped get him a gig with Adam Faith’s Roulettes. Five years later he played on ‘Concrete and Clay’.

Henrit recorded with punk bands as well as Leo Sayer, Russ Ballard, Ringo Starr and Roger Daltrey. While touring and recording with Ian Mathews, Mike Rutherford, Richie Havens and Don McLean he opened Drumstore in London.

Having played on albums for Dave Davies he came to Ray Davies’ notice who invited him into the Kinks. Later they entered the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and he received an ‘Ivor Novello Award’.

While writing Ivor Arbiter’s biography he was coerced into his ‘Advanced Tuning’ project which gave rise to ‘Flats’. Traps arrived later.

Henrit’s writing career began with Beat Instrumental, Melody Maker and International Musician then Rhythm, Modern Drummer, Rimshot and Drum!

Having written two electronic drum books he’s just finished ‘Banging On’ his autobiography and working on the Arbiter drumbook.

These days he responds to the telephone for gigs with various pals from Argent and the Kinks.