Hailing from the West Country in the UK, Ben Howard has had an explosive introduction to a wider audience since his signing with Island records at the beginning of 2011. Ben had already accrued a hefty fanbase through sheer hard touring and the word of mouth support that followed. But now many more are about to bear witness to the rawness and intimacy of Ben’s live performance; The deftness of touch, the spellbinding nature of the six strings carefully finger-plucked, rapped knuckles on the body of the guitar, and Ben’s otherworldly vocal cries are spun and woven sublimely.
His debut record ‘Every Kingdom’ is one that young West Country singer-songwriter Ben Howard has been brewing within himself for at least a couple of years. It is a magnificent work with tight, homespun harmonies and folk-informed arrangements, that has drawn worthy comparisons to Bon Iver, John Martyn.