It’s not often I get to go out these days, since I had Dexter baby free nights are a thing of the past. However there is one man I will make the exception for and that is Ben Howard. I have been a massive fan for years now, ever since he released Every Kingdom in 2011 I have been following hs progression and playing his music constantly. From winning 2 Brit awards at the beginning of 2013 to his amazing set at Glastonbury the same year.
Altohugh my love of music has mainly be based in dance for most of my life, Ben Howard does something to me, his music resonates, it touches you and for that reason it has become the soundtrack to my life. Every song has a meaning to it and has followed me around for the past few years. I’m not one to sit back and relax I’m not what you would call a chilled person, however his music does just that, it calms me and gives me head space when I am feeling stressed. For that reason his album Evey Kingdom and the The Burgh Island E.P. were played on loop while I was in labour with Dexter, it chilled me out and kept me calm, so I will always hold his music close to my heart.
With his release of I Forgot Where We Wee in October last year, I was again hooked!
When I found out he was going on a long-awaited tour I knew I had to book tickets straight away, and that is what I did, firstly for Wolverhampton in December of last year and then again for Leeds last week in Leeds. Both gigs were amazing, everything I had wished for and more. Wolverhampton was a much smaller venue and in my opinion lended itself better to Ben’s intimate style, he interacted with the crowd more and seemed more relaxed as a performer. Leeds was in comparison much bigger, an arena gig which was different to the first Wolverhampton gig. Non the less still fantastic and I found I could really loose myself in the music and let myself go more. (more…)