The New Album
“Anytime You Need Me”
Released Friday 14thSeptember 2018

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November/December 2018 UK Tour


International Blues/Rock/Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole will release his brand new studio album Anytime You Need Me onFriday 14thSeptember via Manhaton Records. The new album follows Ben’s critically acclaimed albums Time Has Come (2016) and Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Recorded by the BBC in 2014).


Anytime You Need Mewas recorded at Superfly Studiosin Ollerton, Nottinghamshire produced by Wayne Proctor. “It was an absolute joy to work again with Wayne,” says Ben. “He has a great ear and knows me well as an artist, and the result is amazing.”


To celebrate the release Ben will embark on a 14-date UK tour in November and December 2018. Tickets for all concerts can be booked from


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 song-writer. 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.


“We basically locked ourselves away regularly over a period of around six months at a studio in the hills of North Wales writing and demoing the majority of the tunes on this album from scratch”, says Ben. “It’s the first time I’ve worked in this way and, though it was challenging to force myself to conjure a creative mind-set on cue when in a room with two other songwriters whom I’d never written with before, I think the results are really rewarding. I’m extremely proud of this album. This is who I am.”


Drum, bass, guitar and vocal melodies were crafted carefully at the North Wales studio with the idea that if the songs sounded interesting and exciting in a basic three-piece format then the overdubs would be minimised and would merely be the icing on the cake.  Says Ben, “Rather than having multiple layers of guitar parts, one of our main aims was to always try and just have one big sounding guitar part to run through the whole song…which in turn would give it a performance element and a live feel.”


“Truly astonishing”– Classic Rock


“F***ing amazing!”– Jeff Beck


 “So amazing!”– Beth Hart


“Killer!”– Kenny Wayne Shepherd


“Exudes class & prowess”– Guitar Techniques


“Ben Poole is the full package”– Maverick


“Definitely one to watch”– Guitarist


“A really fresh sound and style”– Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2)


“This is a young man to look out for… a rising talent”– Blues Matters



  1. Anytime You Need Me (4:10)
  2. Take It No More (4:36)
  3. You Could Say (4:37)
  4. Found Out The Hard Way (5:53)
  5. Further On Down The Line (3:56)
  6. Dirty Laundry (5:40)
  7. Start The Car (4:41)
  8. Don’t Cry For Me (6:01)
  9. Let Me Be (5:58)
  10. Holding On (5:32)


A House Of Tone Production

Produced by Wayne Proctor

Recorded at Superfly Studios, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

Engineered by Andy Banfield


All songs written by Ben Poole, Wayne Proctor & Steve Wright except:

Dirty Laundry (Don Henley / Danny Kortchmar)

Start The Car (Jude Anthony Cole)

Don’t Cry For Me (Steve Wright)


Mixed at Y Dream Studios, Corwen, North Wales

Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge Mastering, London


Guitars, Vocals: Ben Poole

Drums: Wayne Proctor

Bass: Beau Barnard

Hammond, Wurlitzer, Piano, Synth: Ross Stanley

Backing Vocals: Ben Poole

November/December 2018 UK Tour

Book Tickets From

Latest Music Bar, Brighton
Wednesday 21 November

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14-17 Manchester St, Brighton, BN2 1TF


The Stables, Milton Keynes
Thursday 22 November
Double headline with Stevie Nimmo

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Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU

Old Schoolhouse, Barnsley
Friday 23 November

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Blackburn Ln, Barnsley, S75 2BA

The Meeting Room, Elland
Saturday 24 November

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19-21 Elland Lane, Elland, HX5 9DU

The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst
Wednesday 28 November

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Beaverwood Rd, Chislehurst, BR7 6HF

Oran Mor, Glasgow
Thursday 29 November

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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX


Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen
Friday 30 November

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1 Belmont St, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR

The Green Hotel, Kinross
Saturday 1 December


2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8AS

Früit, Hull
Wednesday 5 December

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62-63 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU


Real Time Live, Chesterfield
Thursday 6 December

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13 Marsden St, Chesterfield, S40 1JY

The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Friday 7 December

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The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, |
North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT

Half Moon Putney, London
Wednesday 12 December

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93 Lower Richmond Rd, London, SW15 1EU 


The Musician, Leicester
Thursday 13 December

42 Crafton St W, Leicester, LE1 2DE

The Railway, Winchester
Saturday 15 December

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3 St Paul’s Hill, Winchester, SO22 5AE



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