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BEN WATT plus support from KEELEY FORSYTH
<RESCHEDULED DATE FROM NOVEMBER 2020, ALL ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID>
Ben Watt first appeared in London in 1981 as a young nineteen-year-old experimental songwriter-singer-guitarist. In 1983 he put solo plans on hold to perform and write full-time with Tracey Thorn in their duo Everything But The Girl.
Watt moved out of the mainstream into record production (Beth Orton), remixing (inc Sade, Maxwell, Meshell Ndegeocello), DJing and clubland. He was nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music at the DJ Magazine Best of British Awards 2009, and as Best Deep House DJ four years running (2008-2011) at the global DJ Awards. He was a resident DJ on BBC 6Music’s flagship electronic music show 6Mix from 2011-2014.
In 2013 he put Buzzin’ Fly and his DJ career on hold and returned to his earliest roots in singer-songwriting to record 2014’s award-winning solo album, Hendra – his first for thirty-one years – released on his new imprint Unmade Road, through Caroline International. The same year Bloomsbury published his second memoir, Romany and Tom – a searing but tender portrait of his parents’ marriage – nominated for the UK’s highly prestigious Samuel Johnson Non-Fiction Prize 2014 (now the Baillie Gifford Prize).
His third solo album Fever Dream followed in 2016. The Guardian commented: ‘In his early fifties, he is making some of the best music of his career.’ 2019 saw the recording of a new solo album, Storm Damage, for release on Unmade Road through Caroline International in January 2020.
14s – 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets
AN NEW ERA FOR HUMBER STREET. THE VENUE FORMERLY KNOWN AS FRÜIT WILL OPEN ITS DOORS AS SOCIAL. Social will be operated by Sesh Events UK, which runs the hugely popular annual Humber Street Sesh grassroots festival, as well as The Sesh Weekly music nights and Made in Hull, Trinity Live and Hull City Sesh Events.