First thing you need to know: Gentle Hen used to be called School for the Dead. The name changed but the band remained the same.
The band is lead by Henning Ohlenbusch who writes, sings, and produces all the songs. The current line up of the rest of band is:
Brian Marchese (The Figments, The Aloha Steamtrain, The Fawns) on drums Max Germer (Winterpills, Spanish for Hitchhiking) on bass Ken Maiuri (B-52's, King Radio, The Mammals) on guitar and keys.
They play jangly, smart, indie-pop-rock.
They have released The Chain CD (EP) - 2003 (as School for the Dead) The New You (LP) - 2004 (as School for the Dead) A Telephone Built for Two (LP) - 2006 (as School for the Dead) The Bells on the Boats on the Bay (LP) - 2011 (as Gentle Hen) Sneaking Up on the Moon (LP) - 2017 (as Gentle Hen) Be Nice to Everyone (LP) - 2018 (as Gentle Hen) Turn It Down! (Single) - 2020 (as Gentle Hen) The Whole Point of the Trip (LP) - 2023 (as Gentle Hen)