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Mr Ben & The Bens

25 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

£10.00
Mr Ben & The Bens Brighton

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Mr Ben & The Bens Brighton

Mr Ben & The Bens play Brighton at The Hope & Ruin on Friday 25th November 2022! Get tickets with no booking fees above or from DICE.

Yes, we know this clashes with the football. We’ll make sure stage times allow for anyone who wants to catch that first.

Perfect pop, record of the week‘ BBC 6 Music, Marc Riley

Ten years of work. Twenty releases released. Thirty million pounds banked. It’s a year for irrelevant milestones for Mr Ben & the Bens, as they return with a new album, which is just over forty minutes long.

On ‘Good Day for Drying’ Ben airs out songs that have dwelt in his head for a while. Songs that have been waiting for a day when they can be put out there, on show, and left subject to the volatile weather of public opinion.

The album came together quickly, once Ben was no longer bound by finickity schedules, contractual obligations, and the unflinching demands of department store stock-buyers hungry for ceramics to flog to the kind of people who use digital platforms to scream ‘SHOP LOCAL’ but cross the road to avoid homeless people.

Having been written some time ago, many of these songs were test-driven during solo gigs throughout Sheffield in the first half of 2022. A week in the Tesla Studios in Meersbrook with Glover and ‘Good Day for Drying’ was complete. https://itsmrben.bandcamp.com

Mr Ben stands in a proud line of beguilingly eccentric British popcraft that runs from Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers to Euros Childs and Gruff Rhys… With a voice that can effortlessly shift from Harvest-era Neil Young (Closing Time) to Ray Davies (Watering Can) there’s a quietly gorgeous quality to everything he touches.” UNCUT – 8/10

Life Drawing is focused and meticulous… The chug of The Chills is in there while Faithful Hound and Closing Time suggest Buffalo Springfield-era Neil Young. MOJO

An intoxicating mix of perfectly fitting melodies and vocal strafes‘ Clash magazine

Plus support.

Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour Shows:
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16082022 – Lazy Queen. The Hope & Ruin
18082022 – Platonica Erotica. The Hope & Ruin
20082022 – The Once. Folklore
23082022 – SUEP. The Hope & Ruin
31082022 – Party Dozen. The Hope & Ruin
01092022 – Soccer Mommy. Chalk
04092022 – Ruinfest: BABii, Jessica Winter, Libralibra. The Hope & Ruin
08092022 – The Howlers. The Hope & Ruin
11092022 – Dana Gavanski. The Prince Albert
16092022 – Ducks Ltd. Green Door Store
18092022 – We Were Promised Jetpacks. Patterns
19092022 – Wyldest. Latest Music Bar.
20092022 – Blood Wizard. The Green Door Store
04102022 – Regressive Left. The Prince Albert
04102022 – Mush. The Hope & Ruin
05102022 – Man & The Echo. The Hope & Ruin
11102022 – Naima Bock. The Prince Albert
11102022 – Divorce. The Hope & Ruin
19102022 – The Burning Hell. Lewes Con Club
20102022 – CIEL. The Prince Albert
24102022 – John Craigie. The Greys
25102022 – Tess Parks. Green Door Store
01112022 – Porridge Radio. The Old Market
02112022 – Porridge Radio. The Old Market
09112022 – Aoife Nessa Frances. The Prince Albert
16112022 – Lande Hekt. Prince Albert
16112022 – Dan Mangan. Chalk
16112022 – Lime Garden. Patterns
23042023 – Shonen Knife. Lewes Con Club

Accessibility:
The venue is only accessible via a flight of stairs however they can offer access via a back door at street level to the venue if mobility is an issue or you use a wheelchair. There are 3 large steps via this route so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. We can arrange this if you contact us in advance of a show. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues. Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender neutral. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. They can provide chairs in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position. They are happy to accommodate assistance dogs. 

Mr Ben & The Bens Brighton

Mr Ben & The Bens Brighton

 

 

 

Details

Date:
25 November
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
£10.00

Venue

Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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