Henry Hey is an established composer, arranger, producer, music director, songwriter and keyboard player. He is co-leader of the progressive instrumental quartet, Forq and is co-leader and co-founder of critically acclaimed instrumental quartet, Rudder.
Most recently he worked directly with David Bowie as the orchestrator, arranger and musical director for David's theatre piece 'Lazarus' (NYC/London). In recent years Henry has been George Michael’s musical director, working closely with George and legendary producer Phil Ramone in the creation of the critically acclaimed album ‘Symphonica’, and then going on to lead the 40 piece orchestra and band in arena touring throughout Europe. Prior to working with George Michael, Henry was the musical director for Rod Stewart’s ‘Great American Songbook’.
He led and arranged for Rod’s world tour and for many television appearances. As composer and songwriter Henry's writing can be heard on albums by pop sensation 'Empire of the Sun' and Columbia artist Lucy Woodward as well as others. In demand as a key part of several touring groups, Henry appears frequently with television and Broadway star, Vanessa Williams, and Columbia recording artist Chris Botti to name a few.
Henry has worked closely with famed producers Tony Visconti, Kevin Killen, Frank Filipetti, Richard Perry and Steve Tyrell, yet enjoys the variety afforded by freelancing with a number of jazz groups and has performed in festivals throughout the world.