This is a NON-TICKET GIG
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International Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole released his brand new studio album “Anytime You Need Me” in September last year via Manhaton Records followed by an extensive 54 date European tour playing venues in Hungary, Austria, Czechia, Switzerland, Spain, Nederlands, Germany and finishing in the UK .
Such was the success, and demand, for the tour Ben has extended the tour into 2019 and we are very fortunate to have secured his services for you at the New Crawdaddy club.
The new album follows Ben’s critically acclaimed al-bums “Time Has Come” (2016) and “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” (Recorded by the BBC in 2014). The new studio album marks a point in Ben’s career where he feels he’s really found himself as an all-round guitarist, singer and song-writer. The best representation on a studio record so far, of the attitude, energy and excitement that he brings to his live shows.
The album is a melting pot of rock, blues and soul but with a pop sensibility in the songwriting allowing it to feel accessible through-out. The overall sound showcases a lot of grit and a swagger, with special emphasis on guitar tones and instrumental performances from everyone who played on the album. On Anytime You Need Me, Ben was ready to do something harder hitting and more guitar based than his previous album, Time Has Come.
The main focus was still on writing great songs but with far more focus on Ben as an artist. He kept the team small and avoided having too much outside influence on the direction of the music. Ben co-wrote the album with his two writing partners, Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright and will be showcasing numbers from the album tonight.