Wayne Proctor joins Ben Poole on November/December UK Tour 26/10/2018 4 BEN POOLE The New Album “Anytime You Need Me” Released Friday 14thSeptember 2018 Pre-order the album from: www.manhatonrecords.com/product/ben-poole-anytime-you-need-me November/December 2018 UK Tour TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA http://benpooleband.com/live 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 http://benpooleband.com/live. 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 ‘ANYTIME YOU NEED ME’ – TRACK LISTING Anytime You Need Me (4:10) Take It No More (4:36) You Could Say (4:37) Found Out The Hard Way (5:53) Further On Down The Line (3:56) Dirty Laundry (5:40) Start The Car (4:41) Don’t Cry For Me (6:01) Let Me Be (5:58) 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 BEN POOLE November/December 2018 UK Tour Book Tickets From http://benpooleband.com/live Latest Music Bar, Brighton Wednesday 21 November Facebook/ Twitter 14-17 Manchester St, Brighton, BN2 1TF https://latestmusicbar.co.uk The Stables, Milton Keynes Thursday 22 November Double headline with Stevie Nimmo Facebook/ Twitter Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU https://stables.org Old Schoolhouse, Barnsley Friday 23 November Facebook/ Instagram Blackburn Ln, Barnsley, S75 2BA www.oldschoolhousebarnsley.co.uk The Meeting Room, Elland Saturday 24 November Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram 19-21 Elland Lane, Elland, HX5 9DU www.themeetingroomelland.co.uk The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Wednesday 28 November Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram Beaverwood Rd, Chislehurst, BR7 6HF http://thebeaverwoodclub.co.uk Oran Mor, Glasgow Thursday 29 November Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX https://oran-mor.co.uk Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen Friday 30 November Facebook/ Twitter 1 Belmont St, Aberdeen, AB10 1JR www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/partner-venues/cafe-drummond The Green Hotel, Kinross Saturday 1 December Facebook 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8AS www.green-hotel.com Früit, Hull Wednesday 5 December Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram 62-63 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU www.fruitspace.co.uk Real Time Live, Chesterfield Thursday 6 December Facebook/ Twitter 13 Marsden St, Chesterfield, S40 1JY www.realtimelive.co.uk The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber Friday 7 December Facebook/ Twitter The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, | North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT www.the-ropewalk.co.uk Half Moon Putney, London Wednesday 12 December Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram 93 Lower Richmond Rd, London, SW15 1EU http://halfmoon.co.uk The Musician, Leicester Thursday 13 December Facebook 42 Crafton St W, Leicester, LE1 2DE www.themusicianpub.co.uk The Railway, Winchester Saturday 15 December Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram 3 St Paul’s Hill, Winchester, SO22 5AE www.railwayinn.pub BEN POOLE Official Website| Facebook| Twitter| Instagram| Spotify Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 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