Nathan "Nate" Henry (born November 9) was the lead singer and bassist for the indie rock band Sherwood. The band officially announced their breakup in February 2012. He, Dan Koch, and Chris Armstrong formed the band in 2002 while they were attending college in San Luis Obispo, California. He and Dan Koch composed all of Sherwood's songs, and Henry directed Sherwood's first music video "Song in My Head". According to the Sherwood Show pilot episode, Henry created the show.
Henry grew up in Carmichael, California a suburb of Sacramento, the youngest of four children, and attended and graduated from Victory Christian High School in Carmichael. While in high school, Henry started and played in various local bands. He shared the stage with some smaller nationally touring acts and began learning the ways of the music industry. He originally met Sherwood's present guitarist and former drummer Dan Koch at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California in late 2002. Once together, they collectively masterminded the band with guitarist Chris Armstrong as a three piece until they found a direction for their sound. Sherwood officially became a band one year later when the group changed their name and envisioned a more original "pop-rock sound".
Present day work:
Nate self-managed Sherwood until just after their sophomore release "A Different Light". He helped negotiate and secure the bands second record deal with Myspace Records in late 2006 according to interviews. Nate was largely responsible for the bands branding and promotional content. He wrote and directed Sherwood's first official music video "Song in My Head" which received over two million streams worldwide and was featured on MTV, FUSE, ENEWS etc. He also wrote and produced a comical web TV series that was very popular with their fans. Nate took on more of song-writing role with Dan Koch and co-penned many of the songs on Sherwood's final album "QU" which debuted first week on billboards top 100 charts.
After Sherwood's disbandment in February 2012, Henry announced he wanted to make a new album. Henry was able to fund a new record completely by his fans. Collectively 413 people donated a total of $15,918 to help him finish the record. Henry produced and released a promotional video for the album fundraiser, as well as the album's first single, "All We've Got," under the band name "The Begging Sea." The album, entitled "The Distance" was then released in the summer of 2013. Henry is now producing and slowly releasing videos to promote the album.
Henry lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and his border collie "blue", who can be seen in the album kickstarter video. Henry has been doing more free-lance video work for various artists. He recently finished promotional videos showcasing new songs from Relient K and Aaron Sprinkle. Besides writing music and videos, Henry has proclaimed his love for baseball and more specifically for the San Francisco Giants. He often tweets about his love for baseball. Henry grew up a fan of the team and going to home games and has said "semi-jokingly" in interviews that besides staying "self-employed doing what he loves", that "a job with the San Francisco Giants is the only thing that would sway his heart".