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Henry Tenyue, AKA Matic Horns, has blown his way to the top of the roots reggae scene his music distilling half-a-century's worth of reggae history into a crisp modern sound that is both respectful and progressive.
Matic Horns own history is long, from his days with Matumbi in the 70s, and then Matic 16 (with his brother Patrick and Levi Roots) in the 80s, through to today where he works regularly with Mafia & Fluxy and Gussie P, producing music that feeds the Jah Shaka-inspired new-roots movement that has gripped Europe and America in recent years. In 2011 Gussie released Matic Horns critically acclaimed 'Musical Storm' double CD on his Sip A Cup label, and Mafia & Fluxy will be releasing an album entitled 'Spanish Town Rock' in 2013.
Live dates have long-featured in Henry's schedule, and over the years, Matic Horns has worked with the cream of Jamaican talent, from Gregory Isaacs and Freddie McGregor, to John Holt and Luciano, as well as playing alongside the biggest names in the UK, from Aswad and Maxi Priest, to UB40 and Soul II Soul. 2013 sees a Belgian and French tour with Johnny Clarke and Horace Andy, UK dates with Leroy Sibbles (The Heptones) and Lloyd Brown), as well as Matic Horns headlining shows with his own band.
Henry also remains a very in-demand session musician, and his distinctive trombone can be heard on tracks by many UK roots producers, including Ruff Cutt, Stingray and the aforementioned Gussie P and Mafia & Fluxy.
Recently Henry has been working with Rootikal, the London-based roots night, to freshen up some classic Jah Thomas riddims for the Roots label – check his overdub to Johnny Osbourne's 'Let Him Go' (titled 'Let Him Blow') and Junior Keating's 'African Queen' (titled 'African Horns').
Matic Horns – blasting reggae music forward.