Henry Tenyue

Brass horns player, from Jamaican descent, born in Beckenham Kent (UK), 8th of February 1959. appearing mainly on reggae releases.
Brother of Patrick Tenyue.

A trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer, Tenyue’s four-decade career tallies with some of Jamaica’s most celebrated foundation players. Born in Kent and raised in South East London, he learned brass instruments in church organisations as a very small child. Alongside his trumpeter brother Patrick, and later as a soloist, he became one of reggae’s most recognisable hornsmen at concerts, festivals and recording sessions around the world.

He has been hired by UK legends Matumbi, UB40, Aswad and the Dennis Bovell Dub band. He’s been a fixture of the touring bands of Jamaican superstars including Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Delroy Wilson and Horace Andy. And, of course, he co-founded, performed and recorded with his own Matic 16 and Matic Horns groups. Inspired by Don Drummond, Vin Gordon and Rico Rodriguez, he has enhanced the legacy of the trombone as an instrument of modern roots reggae and dub.

Having sung backing vocals for years, Henry has recently stepped into the spotlight to become a lead vocalist. On 13th December 2021 he released Renditions, his first EP of vocal songs, via London’s award winning Stingray studios and Tuff Gong.
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EB2 Henry Tenyue - Increase The Peace album art Matic Horns Featuring Henry 'Buttons' Tenyue* Matic Horns Featuring Henry 'Buttons' Tenyue* - Increase The Peace(CD, Album) Coptic Lion EB2 UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SIP10001 Henry Tenyue - Beware Of Your Enemy / Beware album art Leroy Mafia* / Henry "Buttons" Tenyue* Leroy Mafia* / Henry "Buttons" Tenyue* - Beware Of Your Enemy / Beware(10") Sip A Cup Records SIP10001 UK 2001 Sell This Version