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Aiken Promotions presents

Wednesday 29th October

BEN WATT TRIO

Aiken Promotions present

BEN WATT TRIO

Featuring

BERNARD BUTLER & MARTIN DITCHAM

Plus guest

KATIE KIM

– Main Venue –

FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HIS ACCLAIMED SECOND SOLO ALBUM, HENDRA, BEN WATT GOES BACK ON THE ROAD IN THE UK AND IRELAND IN OCTOBER AS A TRIO

After twenty years as joint singer-songwriter and primary instrumentalist in Everything But The Girl, and ten as an international DJ and label owner with Buzzin Fly, Ben Watt returned to his singer-songwriter folk-rock roots in April this year with an acclaimed new solo album, Hendra – his first since his cult classic North Marine Drive, thirty-one years ago.

Following UK dates in April and summer tours of the US, Japan and Australia, he returns to the road in the UK and Ireland in October with a new variation on his recent live line-ups.

The Ben Watt Trio sees Watt on vocals, guitars and electric piano, joined by two of his key album-collaborators – lead guitarist and recent tour constant, Bernard Butler (Suede, Trans, Bert Jansch), plus drummer and percussionist, Martin Ditcham (Talk Talk, The Waterboys, Sade).

Hendra has attracted widespread four and five-star reviews from the likes of Mojo, Q and The Guardian. The Guardian’s leading rock critic Alexis Petridis picked it as the one album you should hear this week, saying as a demonstration of Watt’s song-writing prowess, Hendra is pretty much perfect. The Line of Best Fit remarked, It’s poignant, yet unsentimental and completely overwhelming: you’d need a heart of stone not to resist its impact while Resident Advisor called itan always beautiful, sometimes stunning album.

Expect recent songs and vintage gems.

TICKETS

€25 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €25