MILLISA HENDERSON

MILLISA HENDERSON - GUITARIST


Millisa Henderson is an instrumental rock guitarist and the guitarist for No/Hugs. Born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, she has been an avid performer and guitar enthusiast since she first picked up the instrument at the age of 11 years old. She has been inspired by guitar virtuosos such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, and she hopes to carry on a tradition of blazing solos and soaring melodies for the next generation of guitarists.

As a student and scholar at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Millisa regularly gigs and tours with her solo band and No/Hugs. She has also been a session player with many Boston-based artists. With No/Hugs, she has released critically acclaimed single, "Your Satisfaction is Fake," which was debuted at the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018. In addition to writing new music with No/Hugs, she is writing and recording her highly anticipated debut solo EP, which will include a range of styles from progressive rock to fusion. Millisa proudly endorses Equilibrium Guitars, Ernie Ball, Dimarzio, Walrus Audio, Strymon Engineering, EX-Gear, and Moxy Guitars.
   
Notable Performances

Vans Warped Tour/Xfinity Center
Whisky A Go Go

Haus Halls
Salem Halloween Festival
The Berklee Performance Center              
Rockwood Music Hall
Club heaven and hell                                             
G-FEST
Elvis Presley's Graceland
Hard Rock Cafe Dallas
Hard Rock Cafe Memphis
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Tulsa Music Festival, 
Wilson Center For the Arts

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Mansfield, MA
Los Angeles, CA
​Bamberg, Germany
Salem, MA
Boston, MA
New York, ny
Washington DC
​Muskogee, OK
Memphis, TN
Dallas, TX 
Memphis, TN
Hurricane Mills, TN
Tulsa, OK
Muskogee, OK
Tulsa, OK
Brookfield, WI


PRESS AND AWARDS

 “Watch this video and you'll see why this young
woman is going to be a guitar goddess.”
- LIVE NATION, 2013


Berklee Bound

AT the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma, Millisa received a scholarship for and attended the week-long 2013 Guitar Sessions program. She performed as part of Ethan Brosh’s Metal Ensemble. While there, she was invited to audition for and was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee’s 2014 Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

At Five-Week in August 2014, she played in the World Blowout Ensemble. She auditioned for and was one of two guitarists selected for the All-Star Rock Ensemble, a top-level instrumental group. Both ensembles performed to a full house at the Berklee Performance Center.

She received another scholarship for 2015 Five-Week and performed in the Funk Fusion Blowout Ensemble. Again, she auditioned for and was selected for the All-Star Rock Ensemble. Again, both ensembles played to a full-house at the Berklee Performance Center. During the program, she auditioned and was also awarded a $30,000.00 per year scholarship (total $120,000.00) for Berklee’s four-year undergraduate music program.

Ultimately, Millisa was awarded the Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship awarded to one outstanding rock musician every year. She began college at Berklee in September 2016. 

At Berklee, She is a Multiple Dean's List Honoree and was awarded the Guitar Department Achievement Award in Spring 2018.


Wilson Center Guitar Festival

In August 2017, Millisa traveled to Brookfield, WI to compete in the annual Wilson Center Guitar Festival. She was the only woman competing in the Rock/Blues Category and was awarded 2nd Place for her Performance From a pool of incredible guitarists from around the world. 

Queen of Strings

Queen of Strings, an international competition for unendorsed guitarists and bassists, chose Millisa as second place guitar winner in their first annual competition on June 9, 2015.  The contest was judged by renowned professional women musicians.  These judges included Nik West, Orianthi, Jennifer Batten, and Kat Dyson.  Millisa was the only musician from the United States who placed from over 900 original entries around the world.

DIVEBOMBER

Floyd Rose chose Millisa as the winner of their “Floyd Rose Signed Dive Bomber Guitar Giveaway Contest” on December 24, 2013, for her video entry covering Van Halen’s “Eruption.”  The contest promoted the Floyd Rose website, and her video is posted there

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