20th April 2018
Ben played at The Tree House Bookshop in Kenilworth about 18 months ago and host Victoria told us that he was a big hit with her loyal audience. So we’ve been trying to fix up a date ever since then and finally we did it. It was a glorious sunny day…after the dreariest of springs…and as soon as Ben arrived to set up we knew it was going to be a good night.
We had lots of our regulars for the concert but also a number of Ben’s own followers who helped make it a sell out concert. It meant there was a fantastic atmosphere.
Fabulous food as ever from Bev and sister Georgie. They’d made up the recipe and hadn’t named it yet…it tasted even better than it looked.
After such a long, dreary winter and early spring we were blessed with a burst of warmth and sunshine so many people made the most of it and ate outside in Ant’s beautiful courtyard garden.
Ben had set up and sound checked in the afternoon and sounded great. We discovered that he studied Philosophy at Warwick back in the day…which explains why he’s such a thinker.
Ben performed songs from both his albums and a few newer ones too. His voice sends tingles down your spine and his guitar work is beautiful. He added texture to a number of songs by using loops of his own voice and guitar to create a warm, full sound.
(Thanks to Russ Inman for this lovely photo of Ben in full flight).
Two or was it three encores and we eventually let him go.
If you fancy seeing him again or want to keep up with any future CD releases then he has a really good website which you can find here.