We are thrilled to welcome back the frontman of Gomez, Ben Ottwell, playing solo in what will prove to be an enthralling and spine tingling show.
Ben Ottewell is best known as a member of Gomez, whose debut album, Bring It On, won the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. Gomez never had a designated frontman – Ottewell, Ian Ball, and Tom Gray all sang, and the band’s albums usually included several vocal performances from each – but Ottewell took the helm more than his bandmates, making him one of the group’s most prominent members.
After releasing the band’s sixth album in 2009, he began paving the way for a solo career and solo albums, with 2017’s A Man Apart being his most recent release. The album is a record that crosses musical genres such as Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice.
Ben says; “A Man Apart is a transatlantic affair written and recorded both here and in the states. It continues to explore my deep love of Americana through a British filter with themes of love, escape, responsibility and loss, written against the unfortunate backdrop of the populist political upheavals and demagogues that have come to dominate here and in the states.”