Ben Watt Tickets
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Rated 5 out of 5 by MartinGL from Amazing songs from the heart. Ben Watt is a remarkable songwriter.This evening showed us that he is at the top of his game; but of course it is not a game. His songs are delivered right from the heart and draw on the real pains and joys of life. The event will therefore have lasting impact on all of those who attended. Michele Stodart in support, also crafts her songs with direct reference to personal experiences. She is is an exceptional talent, whose songs, like Ben's, express sorrow, vulnerability - but ultimately hope. A fabulous night of 'therapy'! Thank you so much Ben, Rex and Michele.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by snowman from Opened my ears! I'd seen promotions for Ben touring before, but never really considered going to see him, but an email listing a gig in nearby Guildford piqued my interest enough to check out his more recent solo work online and I liked what I heard. Enough to order up a ticket, in fact. When the gig rolled around, it was a wintery night. I almost decided to stay at home and write the ticket cost off, but in the end decided I should get out. The Boiler Room is an old pub in Guildford, near the Friary Centre, but the performance space is tiny. This tour featured Ben with just Rex Horan on Double Bass. A very intimate kind of act, which worked well in the tiny space of the Boiler Room. Most of the tracks were from Ben's most recent solo albums, Hendra and Fever Dream, but he threw in a few EBTG songs, including Rollercoaster, which, of course, he wrote for Tracey to sing. The fact that it seemed so right in his voice is perhaps really not that surprising as he was the writer and it deals with the aftermath of the serious illness he suffered in EBTG's heyday. The newer songs showed Ben's song writing, guitar playing and singing skills well and I must admit to feeling a little ashamed at my thoughts of staying at home, I really would have missed something excellent! Ben is certainly not a showman, but he's a confident and unassuming performer, happily quipping with the audience (Although small, the venue was sold out and packed!) and providing the back story to the songs. Rex Horan played his part to perfection and the feeling was very much of a private jam session in someone's front room! It was hard to pick out a favourite, but Nathaniel, Rollercoaster and Gradually certainly stuck in my mind. I came away very happy with my decision to venture out that cold February night.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCS from Amazing night It was just a wonderful night, the music and atmosphere were really special. Ben Watt and Rex Horan are fantastic together I couldn't get over being able to watch and listen to two such talented people at a really intimate gig. I have loved Ben Watt's music since North Marnie Drive. Hurry back
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Last Man from This Boy eased his way up the silver thames Travelled from London to Oxford with my partner to see Ben Watt having seen him perform outside Rough Trade in Notting Hill, at Field Day in Victoria Park, Trades Club in Hebden Bridge and Union Chapel in N London all before Xmas. Yet again, it was a superb gig in a great venue for live music. Heart felt lyrics beautifully sung. A sublime combination of new material interwined with older songs with "Caruso" being a very unexpected, but very welcome surprise. I appreciate the fact that I still have the opportunity to see a proper artist perform as opposed to a product of the Simon Cowell factory of pop dross.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmelB from sublime! A wonderful night with Ben Watt in an intimate venue in Guildford. Beautiful pared back acoustic set. And great supporting artist - Michele Stoddart. Really didn't want the night to end and can't wait to see Ben perform again!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lubydoo from Great night, great mix of songs and storys Went with my daughter and son in law who enjoyed the concert
Date published: 2016-05-26