Topic: BEN POOLE (UK) - Germany & Holland Tour - February 2014
Florence Miller Agency proudly presents:
BEN POOLE (UK)
Germany & Holland Tour - February 2014
12.02. D-Hamburg, Downtown Bluesclub
13.02. NL-Sittard, Mustang Sally's
14.02. D-Dortmund, Blue Notez Club
15.02. D-Rheinberg, Schwarzer Adler
16.02. NL-Amersfoort, Café De Noot
19.02. D-Wetzlar, Franzis
20.02. D-Bensheim, Musiktheater Rex
21.02. D-Gaildorf, Kulturschmiede
22.02. D-Haiming, Gewölbe
23.02. NL-Groningen, Café Koster
Inspired by the Blues, infused with a hard hitting, "in-yer-face" rock approach and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as "the" new up-and-coming UK Blues guitarist, one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years. Having already played with and received critical acclaim from some of his heroes such as legendary blues artists Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and John Mayall at just 26 years of age it appears that there is no stopping this young and incredibly gifted musician. His latest recordings make it blatantly clear that Ben is destined for a great future on the European Blues/Rock scene...
The past few years has seen Ben Poole’s profile raise far beyond expectation, his name cropping up regularly in Europe’s biggest selling guitar magazine “Total Guitar” who named Ben as “the guitarist to watch out for”.
Ben was awarded at the British Blues Awards in 2011 and 2013 in the category “best guitar player”, and represented the UK at the 2012 “European Blues Challenge” in Berlin where he came third out of 19 competitors.
Following on from the success of his EP “Everything I want”, Ben released his debut album “Let’s go upstairs” in the beginning of this year, which is produced by Grammy Award winning producer Isaac Nossel. The new CD marks a move towards Ben Poole being known not just as a superb guitarist but also as a great singer and songwriter and this is what producer Isaac has really brought out in him. On the album seven of the songs are Ben Poole originals, two are co-writes with producer Isaac and three are covers including the Otis Redding/Steve Cropper song Mr. Pitiful.
In the past years Ben played regularly across the UK and at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including two appearances at the legendary Glastonbury Festival. He was also to be seen blowing away classic rock fans at Rhodes Rock Festival in Greece and wowing the crowds at well-known Sierre Blues Festival and the legendary Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland. In October 2013, a dream comes true for Ben as he is confirmed to play the very famous “Royal Albert Hall” during this year’s edition of the “Blues Fest” in London. Besides that Ben will be touring Europe this year with festivals and clubshows booked in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Czech Republic and the UK.
This young talent is definitely not to be missed!
“F***ing amazing! I love his playing… I really love his playing!” - Jeff Beck
“A really great player!” - Gary Moore
“Unbelievable! It’s very refreshing to hear someone in today’s time who reminds me of the guys who inspired me when I was young. He’ll be a household name someday for sure.” - Richie Kotzen
“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue.” - Blues Matters Magazine