Henry Fool are an English experimental rock band that use elements of psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz and post-rock in their music.
The consistent core members of the band are Tim Bowness and Stephen Bennett. The rest of the lineup has been a shifting membership including Michael Bearpark, Peter Chilvers, Myke Clifford, I Monster's Jarrod Gosling and drummers Fudge Smith, Huxflux Nettermalm, Andrew Booker, Richard Osbourne and Diego Mancini. Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera has also played on some of the band's recordings.
The musicians in the band are generally associated with other projects, most notably Bowness' work as singer of No-Man and Bennett's as keyboard player with LaHost. Other associated projects are Darkroom, Samuel Smiles, Fire Thieves, Improvizone and the Tim Bowness/Peter Chilvers duo.
Henry Fool's music draws on 1970s British progressive rock but with other influences drawn from 1960s Psychedelia,1980s art rock, 1990s post-rock, jazz, and elsewhere. The band is named after the Hal Hartley film.
The band has released two albums to date.
2001's self-titled Henry Fool received generally positive reviews in the progressive rock press.
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