Elliott Henshaw


The Elliott Henshaw Band was formed in 2005 and is made up of some of the finest musicians in the country.

Taking their influence from artists such as Dave Grusin and the Yellowjackets, they play a mixture of originals and covers that highlight the importance of groove and melody.

With plenty of opportunity for the players to stretch out and be creative, it becomes quickly evident why each of them is so in demand in the industry.

The band has performed at major jazz festivals across the UK and have headlined regularly at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

The Elliott Henshaw Band: ...is that not what you wanted?

Their first release – Is That Not What You Wanted – features a blend of original music and covers. It is available to buy here in either MP3 or CD format.

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The Elliott Henshaw Band: Who'd Have Guest?

The new album – Who’d Have Guest? – features original music along with many guest artists including Bob Mintzer, Gwilym Simcock and a double drum performance with Dave Weckl. The album can be purchased here in either CD or MP3 format.

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Spice Fusion is a 17-piece band formed in 2013 by Elliott and his very good friend arranger/saxophonist Simon Niblock. The primary focus is to take big band music into the 21st century.

The band plays a mix of original music and cover versions all arranged by Simon to give the band it’s signature sound. They have performed live and recorded with the likes of Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Andy Snitzer and Capital Voices.

Spice Fusion: Trying Too Hard

Their debut album – Trying Too Hard was released in 2014 and can be purchased here. It features guest artists Eric Marienthal, Annabel Williams and Iain Mackenzie.

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Spice Fusion: Trying Hard 2

In 2017 their second album, Trying Hard 2, was released and can be purchased here. It features more exciting guest stars, including Andy Snitzer, Capital Voices, David Benoit, Wayne Hernandez, Julie Maguire, Damien Flood, Miranda Wilford and Angie Brown.

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Play along tracks for some of the Spice Fusion original compositions can be purchased here and are available for most instruments.

Elliott Henshaw: Seize The Day

Composed by Elliott with Lyrics by Miranda Wilford, Seize The Day was written in memory of Elliott's mum who passed away in the April of 2020. All proceeds of the song will go to East Cheshire Hospice where Helen Henshaw was so well cared for in her final weeks.

All of the musicians involved knew Helen and gave their time for free. They are some of the finest musicians in the UK who play with the likes of Duran Duran, Leo Sayer, The Brand New Heavies, Jane McDonald, Beverley Knight and Joss Stone. You can purchase the track here.