Thank heavens… A new release!
Music is sure to be a big part of our lives in one of it’s many forms. For me, one November evening back in 2011 made a lasting impression.
My then girlfriend (now wife) had heard a track she liked on the radio, and subsequently persuaded me to go and see the guy who had sung it. He was due to be playing at Falmouth Pavilions in a couple of weeks time, and I went to the gig cold (well I did say it was November) to see what all the fuss was about. By 10.45pm he had still not walked on stage. Baring in mind it was a school night, we started to think that maybe we should just cut and run. With the crowd starting to chant, there seemed to be some movement… and thank god we stayed put.
Two minutes into the first song, the out of body experience ensued. I didn’t look left and I didn’t look right for the next 2 hours. The four people on stage might as well have been a twenty five piece orchestra.. the music was so full and deep, the songs so fresh and from the heart. I had not heard any of these tracks previously, but I was soon to find that they would be staying with me for the following months and then years.
Without ‘aggrandizing’ over a very fortunate and hard sought gig history, I have been lucky enough to see some of the greats. Artists that include David Bowie, Radiohead, Iron Maiden (come on!) and Idaho (who?). But that said, tickets to see this guy again would be a dream come true.
Thank you for your wonderful music Ben Howard.
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