Aiken Promotions present
BEN WATT TRIO
BERNARD BUTLER & MARTIN DITCHAM
– 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.
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.