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Michael Hensley creates a hearty brand of electro-pop music that balances the mechanical with the emotional. Inspired in a large part by his experiences as a member of Boston’s gay communities, he crafts an intensely genuine message and serves it amidst pulsating rhythms, contagious melodies, and a solid pop structure. In his own words, "this machine will make you feel." Hensley is set to release his second album, Heart Mechanical, in March of 2012.

Hensley's sound harks back to '80s mainstays Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, and Madonna, and finds its home alongside more recent electro pioneers Goldfrapp, Fischerspooner, Robyn, and Royksopp. Over the past few years, he has graced some of the finest stages around the northeast, performing alongside notable Boston acts such as recent sensations Young London and synthpop veterans Freezepop.

Selected Press Quotes

"Electro pop with a human face" -MusicDish e-Journal

"A current and fresh reinterpretation of what it means to be a dance artist." -Neufutur Magazine

"There’s a cultured sculpted quality to the songs with lashings of cool, of its times but cutting through them." -New-Noise.net

Contact

Twitter: @ElectroMichael

Facebook: Michael Hensley

Booking/Press/General Inquiries: info@michael-hensley.com

Press Coverage

Below are a variety of press articles, reviews, and interviews from when I was promoting “Fire Behind Me” and “Everyone Wants to Feel Something” in 2006-2008. (Please note, some of these articles may no longer be online, unfortunately.)

Bay Windows – Interview – March 6, 2008 – View online
“Burning Bright: Michael Hensley Continues to Blaze with Fire Behind Me.”

HomoPod Radio – Playlist – January 15, 2008- Listen online
“This Machine” featured on “Reboot” playlist

New-Noise.Net – Review – December 21, 2007 – View online
“There’s a cultured sculpted quality to the songs with lashings of cool, of its times but cutting through them.”

Music-Reviewer.com – Review – November 11, 2007 – View online
“Hensley has the talent to impress.”

OutSmart Magazine – Review – November 1, 2007 – View online
“He succeeds with this fresh collection of originals.”

MusicDish e-Journal – Review – October 21, 2007 – View online
“This record is electro pop with a human face.”

Aural Innovations – Playlist – October 14, 2007 – Listen online
“Take Me Away” featured on “Drool Trough #68″ Playlist

Melodic.net – Review – October 9, 2007 – View online
“I can’t turn down [this] synthesizer dinner.”

The Muse’s Muse – Feature – October 1, 2007 – View online
Spotlight Artist: Electronica

Aiding & Abetting – Review – October 2007 – View online
“An intoxicating brew.”

Pitch Perfect Reviews – Review – September 26, 2007 – View online
“His music has backbone and beat.”

Neufutur Magazine – Review – August 31, 2007 – View online
“A current and fresh reinterpretation of what it means to be a dance artist.”

Diva Divo – Article – July 18, 2007 – View online
“New Divo Album: Michael Hensley ‘Fire Behind Me’ ”

Edge Boston – Review – June 14, 2007 – View online
“An audio tour through club land.”

In Newsweekly – Interview – June 13, 2007 – Download PDFView online
“Michael Hensley: Fired Up”

Diva Divo – Article – March 27, 2007 – View online
“Divo to Watch: Michael Hensley”

In Newsweekly – Interview – March 21, 2007 – Download PDFView online
“Michael Hensley is Ready for His Close-Up”

Edge Boston – Interview – January 8, 2007 – View online
“Michael Hensley: Putting It Together”

In Newsweekly – Article – November 29, 2006 – Download image
“Emerson Grad Releases New EP”

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