BEN OTTEWELL (UK)

Saturday | Civic Hall | 5.45pm
Sunday | Civic Hall | 1.15pm


As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world.”

Since his first solo release, 'Shapes & Shadows' (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the UK, US and Australia. This was followed by his 2014 acclaimed album 'Rattlebag'

Ottewell released his third and latest album 'A Man Apart' and new single Watcher released in 2017. With an avid following from the days of Gomez, 'A Man Apart' crosses musical genres such as Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice. Co-written with childhood friend and former Tunng member, Sam Genders, the album was recorded in Los Angeles and Sheffield, and engineered and produced in the latter by Martin Smith.

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