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Mr. Ben & The Bens 'Happy Shopper' tour

Monday 19th November 2018

+ Max Levy (Garden Centre, duo)

At The Prince Albert

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £6 + booking fee / £8

Following the amazing success of the sell-out Bingo Records Split EP, Lancaster polymath Ben Hall, AKA Mr Ben & the Bens is back with four new songs and a UK tour.

Since the release of ‘The Bluest Blues’ and ‘My Museum’ on that record, Mr Ben has toured the UK with DIY legends The Lovely Eggs, played in session twice for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music, been on air all over the place, bought a new hat, eaten at least 17 pieces of toast and had a bath.

After all that, it was time to record some new music. Here’s The Happy Shopper EP (out on Bingo Records) – a series of infectious melodies, moving through indie-pop to folk all with the lo-fi self-effacement which makes Mr. Ben & The Bens heart-warming and fun.

Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music (re: The Bluest Blues): “This is a great tune, I like it an awful lot. One of my tracks of the year.” “ Perfect Pop”

Piccadilly Records, Manchester: “It’s an intoxicating combination of excellently written melodies and perfectly fitting vocal strafes.”

Clash Magazine, ‘Prolific, Lo-fi Pop type’

Cage and King will be Djing! here’s a preview :