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Singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell and Al O’Kane play Rook Lane Chapel

Accomplished singer/songwriter and member of late 90s’ indie-rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell, is dropping into Frome this January.

Ben will pay a visit to Rook Lane Chapel on Thursday 18th January to play some of his solo material, including songs from his latest album ‘A Man Apart.’ There will also be a chance to hear some old favourites from the Gomez back catalogue.

‘A Man Apart’ is Ben’s third solo album and crosses musical genres spanning Americana, blues and folk – all brought to life by Ben’s unmistakable gravelly and gutsy vocal style.

‘A Man Apart’ delves into love and relationships; fame and politics, with a title track that deals with the exploitation by politicians of our hopes and fears, and ‘Bones’ touching the realisation of not being worthy of someone. In ‘Own It’, Ben reflects on his time growing up in public eye, in one of the biggest British indie-rock bands of the late 1990s. Gomez fans can expect some old favourites from Ben as he prepares for 2018’s upcoming tour with his old band mates, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mercury Prize-winning Gomez album Bring It On.

For more information on Ben and aA Man Aparta see his website.

Ben will be supported by Frome singer-songwriter Al O’Kane. Al is a West Country troubadour who folds Jimi Hendrix into the sound of Celtic resistance rock n’ roll. Part Waterboys, part Velvet Underground, his music is a cry for action nestled into a fiery acoustic blend.

Al is currently preparing to tour his debut album “Oort Cloud Visitor” in spring/summer. See his Facebook for more.

Tickets £10 adv via Billetto / £12 cash on the door – cash bar available. Doors 7.30pm /start 8.00pm.

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