With his recent return to song writing and guitar-playing triggering an unexpected new solo studio album due for next spring produced by Ewan Pearson, Ben Watt is now excited to announce that current collaborator and acclaimed guitarist Bernard Butler will be joining him on the whole of his upcoming November solo tour of the UK.
'Bernard was one of the first people I turned to when embarking on this new road,' says Watt. 'His grainy sound in the perfect foil to my new open-tuned approach, and when he played unannounced on the recent sold-out London shows in August, it was just a great fit. He is playing a prominent role on the current album, and now to have him play with me onstage on all of these November dates is fantastic news. The combined sound is incredibly atmospheric and heart-felt. An amazing backdrop for the songs.'
The tour - which showcases much of Ben's new material and revisits several songs from his very early days - starts in Bristol on Nov 11, and ends after five back-to-back nights in Birmingham on Nov 15.
Don't miss these two great guitarists and performers together.
Mon Nov 11 BRISTOL St. Bonaventure's
Tue Nov 12 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Wed Nov 13 GLASGOW Oran Mor
Thu Nov 14 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Fri Nov 15 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
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