Growing up in the Fitzroy Valley in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, Henry Skeen was surrounded by music. At the age of eleven he picked up his first guitar and began his musical journey taking him to stages across the Region. Inspired by local artists including Fitzroy Xpress and the Pigram Brothers, Henry began writing his own songs when he was seventeen.
Henry sings about his life’s stories, from personal insights, relationships and stories of those around him. Moving to Broome in 2018 Henry Skeen was determined to follow his dream, playing at open mic nights every Sunday at the famous Divers Tavern bar or anywhere he could pick up a guitar, in the process becoming a rising star in the Kimberly country music scene. He got his first real gig and chance to play at a professional level at the 2018 Saltwater music festival which was also held at the Divers Tavern. He performed with his band at the 2019 Garnduwa festival along with another Saltwater music festival that same year, his perseverance and hard work drove him to push his limits and break through his comfort zone where he enrolled at the North Regional TAFE in Broome wanting to learn and gain more knowledge of the one thing he truly loves, music.
Riding a wave of Industry recognition, Henry landed a prime gig at the 2019 WAM Festival which was held in Perth City at the Yagan Square where he and his band played a 30 minute set in front of an estimated crowd of over 40,000 people. This performance also made it to an ABC news story which was broadcast nationally. Henry is a true artist and tells it like it is writing songs that explain the pain in a person’s heart or the tears of joy in their eyes, with his guitar in hand and a one of a kind voice he is ready to take his music to the world and share his stories on a universal scale.