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 songwriter. 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 throughout. 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.
Ben Poole told Bluesdoodles when we talked that … “We will be touring the album with extensive UK Tour from the middle of November. It will be good to be out on the road in the UK, the set will be super strong, not done any UK shows since last October and looking forward to unleashing a whole new set”. Read the rest of the conversation Here
To celebrate the release of Anytime You Need Me Released on Manhaton Records, 14th September 2018 Ben will embark on a 14-date UK tour in November and December 2018. Tickets for all concerts can be booked from http://benpooleband.com/live.
TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA: BENPOOLEBAND.COM/LIVE
Latest Music Bar, Brighton Wednesday 21 November
The Stables, Milton Keynes Thursday 22 November
Old Schoolhouse, Barnsley Friday 23 November
The Meeting Room, Elland Saturday 24 November
The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Wednesday 28 November
Oran Mor, Glasgow Thursday 29 November
Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen Friday 30 November
The Green Hotel, Kinross Saturday 1 December
Früit, Hull Wednesday 5 December
Real Time Live, Chesterfield Thursday 6 December
The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber Friday 7 December
Half Moon Putney, London Wednesday 12 December
The Musician, Leicester Thursday 13 December
The Railway, Winchester Saturday 15 December