The Bowery Ballroom
Ben Howard

Ben Howard

Willy Mason

Mon, April 2, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$15

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This event is 18 and over

Ben Howard
Ben Howard
In the space of just twelve short months in 2011, Ben inked his record deal, recorded and released his beautiful debut album, Every Kingdom, and soon found his record propelling him into the UK Top 10.

Since then, Every Kingdom has gone on to be Mercury Prize nominated, Ben has performed on Later... with Jools Holland, achieved platinum sales status in U.K and half a million sales worldwide. His follow up release, The Burgh Island E.P, has received a massive reception from both fans and media alike.

Ben has toured relentlessly over the past two years and established himself as one of the most in demand live artists of 2012. Three sold out shows at Brixton Academy and over 50,000 tickets sold for his most recent tour are testament to this. In his most recent tours every single show sold out and yet more tours were added and upgraded. Not just in the U.K but also across Europe and America.

Every Kingdom had its U.S release in April 2012 and since the then Ben has toured across the country in VW campervans with his Communion label mates, wowed fans and media in a converted church at SXSW and performed critically acclaimed live shows across the country.

The core UK surf scene were the first to take Ben under their wing, and were fiercely passionate about promoting him wherever they could. When it came to focusing on this debut record, Ben shirked any outside influence or label financed gloss. Every Kingdom was recorded in India’s mum’s barn, and is produced by drummer, Chris. "Nobody knows the music like we do. Chris is brilliant at capturing a mood and an atmosphere so we kept close to what we know so well. I am really proud that we did." muses Ben.
Willy Mason
Willy Mason
At 24, Willy Mason already sounds like a withered man. Accompanied by a musical-saw player and members of his family on stage. Mason has recorded for the label owned by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst - Team Love. It's a perfect fit, given that his songs recall the downer jams of Neil Young and Bright Eyes. Growing up on the folk music of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Mason writes music with hints of both, but he modernizes it with elements of '90s rock.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/