Ben Howard – You Won’t Forget Where You Were When Listening to Him

ben howard liveA native of West London, Ben Howard says he was introduced to music at a young age by his mother.  He fell in love with the music she listened to like Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison.  The 27-year-old began writing music in his preteen years and has never stopped. With those artists as his influences it is not surprising that his sound is a variety of rootsy folk rock. After his early stuff he began a move away from traditional folk music that fans seem to appreciate to a slower more mainstream sound.

 

Besides his mainly acoustic sound and imaginative lyrics he is also an excellent guitar player.  A player who uses alternate tuning a lot in his songs, Howard also lays his guitar flat down on his knees when playing, a style her adopted after watching folk artist John Smith.

 

After releasing a couple of EPs, Ben Howard exploded onto the British music scene in 2011 with his full-length debut, Every Kingdom which he followed up with I Forget Where We Were in 2014.  As a result of all the critical acclaim and hype he won the 2013 Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist.

 

Additional Information:

-Date:  January 31, 2015

-Venue:  Metropolis

-Website:  www.benhowardmusic.co.uk

-Ticket Purchase:  www.ticketmaster.ca

-Ticket Price:  $38.30 (plus handling charges)

-Show Time:  8:00 p.m.  (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)

-Opening Act:  Willy Mason

 

 

 

 

 

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