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BEN HOWARD is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 45.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Change of direction, incredible artistry. This was my fifth time seeing Ben Howard play live and I've seen him at both intimate gigs and on festival main stages. His third album, Noonday Dream, may well be a far cry from the almost pop-like Every Kingdom but it shows just how far Howard has come as an artist. This performance at Brixton was incredible. You'll never likely hear any more than a few words from Howard as he steers through his setlist, but this made the performance more detailed, intimate and profound. Those expecting renditions of The Wolves or Keep Your Head Up would be bitterly disappointed, and you could hear the angry murmurs in the crowd, but why should you expect a 'greatest hits' session from an artist on just their third album and and album that doesn't sit on the same shelf as its 8 year old debut. You could see in I Forget Where We Were the direction Howard was starting to travel in and this live performance confirmed dark misty track. A powerful performance and one that I would pay to see again.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So so disappointing I saw Ben Howard years ago and it he was absolutely great. This gig was so unbelievably bad. Just a drone wall of discernible synth and sound, about 30 people on stage and a confusing light show. Could barely hear the singing over the many completely unnecessary instruments. No engaging with the audience, no introduction and a painfully arrogant air to the whole show. Everyone lost interest, talked amongst themselves and many walked out (we left early). Don't waste your money.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst gig I’ve ever been to Thoroughly disappointed with this overpriced gig. I have loved Ben Howard’s music for years and was so excited to finally see him in concert. But everything about the gig was poor. Confusing rules about water bottles before we’d even got in - do you allow them or not? If they are empty is that ok? What about reusable bottles? Think you need to make this clear on emails to speed up the entry process. Anyway, that was a minor thing compared to the rest. The venue was freezing cold for the whole show and I wasn’t the only one sitting there with my coat on and my scarf over my knees. I could barely see a thing because of the people in front being the tallest couple in the world (standard at gigs, I know) but making it worse by leaning forward in their seats for most of the concert. I know this comes with gigs but I will seriously think about whether to return to the venue in future because the seating just isn’t conducive to clear viewing. Drinks are extortionate, even for a bottle of water to replace the water taken off us outside. Queues very long for the bar. Must say though, very friendly and helpful staff. I will never go and see Ben Howard live again - he made no attempt to connect with the audience; didn’t even speak to us or say thank you until about 10 songs in. He regularly turned his back on us to drink wine and was generally arrogant in how he came across. I never thought I’d say this but I was bored - and I wasn’t the only one. Many people got up and left halfway through or didn’t bother staying for the encore, and there was a constant buzz of chatter throughout the whole gig - even during the songs! Other people were bored and disappointed too, I guess. for whatever reason he decided to play his entire new album (which I love) and maybe two(?) older songs which weren’t even the bangers - fair enough if he wanted to concentrate on the new stuff but I think fans always like a few of the old good ones to sing along to. I guess that’s the conclusion - this show wasn’t for the fans. It was for the ego. That’s how I felt anyway...
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing Worst gig of my life. Such a disappointing selection of songs. Ben Howard was determined not to play any of his well known songs. People were leaving and by the end at least half of those around us had left. Clearly he thinks he's better than his fans who put him there in the first place. Waste of money to see an artist I have admired for years.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot On I went to this event with a friend following a workshop in London and it did not disappoint. The lighting and sound of the bands were fantastic and the overall feng shui was better than any other venue i've ever visited. Thanks guys!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall I took along my two sons and we all loved the show - it totally exceeded my expectations. The creative backdrop and lighting all added to the atmosphere but the main thing going on here is the music. The reviews that waffle on about wanting to hear more old stuff or want more talking/audience interaction are incredibly irritating - clearly some people just don't appreciate the direction he has taking his music in. I was relieved he didn't employ jokey banter as a means of entertaining - it would have jarred with the occasion - the music was all you needed. My first time at Birmingham Symphony Hall and it's a great venue - for this performance it was spot on in every way. I normally stay local to Nottingham for gigs but this was well worth the journey there and back.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I totally understand that artists have to showcase new material, however no songs played from from first two albums. Non of the classics. As Ben left the stage the crowd were singing one of his famous songs as that was what people wanted to hear as well as some of the new of course. With time off work, travel, accommodation, tickets it was an expensive evening to come away flat and disappoint. Shame on you Ben Howard. I had waited years to see him. Would not go again. Sorry.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Depressing coldness Before I start I need to say I’m usually a positive person but unfortunately this gig left me sad about Ben and his future. In 25 years of going to gigs I’ve never seen an artist that plays a set purely of new material. No fan-favourites or successful songs. Just pure new music back to back. I don’t expect interaction from the artist or chatting as I’m there for the music but a live night has to provide some kind of “live / adhoc” atmosphere whether it comes from the artist or whether it comes from the crowd as a result of the whipped up atmosphere generated by the artist. Don’t get me wrong the quality of the music was good and there were decent visuals on the backdrop but imho it would probably be better of just releasing a film for the next tour and releasing it to cinemas, because apart from a few animations and hypnotic looped photos with colour splashes it offered little more than sitting in a dark room and listening to the album at home on a good stereo system. I could understand it if the point was to create an a moody atmosphere just with the new material but at least for the encore come back on and treat us to a mini set of the old classics that started it all and the reason that the people are there.
Date published: 2019-01-23
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