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Kent Nielsen left a comment for ben english
"Dear Ben, How are you? I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates: May 28th Aug 24th and 26th However, if you find my Profile interesting, yet the Dates don't suit you. I'm sure we can work something out. Would be thrilled…"
Feb 18
I See Hawks In L.A. left a comment for ben english
"Dear Ben: I See Hawks In L.A. are releasing two records in May: our own and an EP collaboration with the Good Intentions which turned out quite well. We plan on touring UK/Ireland this summer. It's a bit of short notice (our agent Bob Butler of…"
Feb 6

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What is your name (and name of your House Concert if host)?
lansdown arms
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http://www.mrbenenglish.com
Are you an artist host and/or concert goer?
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If host are you an open house concert? ie Can non members apply?
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About Me
Hey, A few years back i put on some shows with a few of your artists,Joe West was one of them, In a twist of fate i have inherited my venue back and am looking to reinstate some good live music. I have talked to Joe online and he is interested in comming over and playing some shows again.
wondered if you would be interested in bringing him over? also i am interested in any other artists on your books.
cheers Ben English ( The Lansdown Arms) lewes
p.s is Karl Broadie one of yours? x

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At 13:15 on February 18, 2018, Kent Nielsen said…

Dear Ben,

How are you?

I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates:

May 28th
Aug 24th and 26th

However, if you find my Profile interesting, yet the Dates don't suit you. I'm sure we can work something out.

Would be thrilled to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Kent

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KENT NIELSEN (DK) – Ukulele Folk Punk / Singer/Songwriter!

„Lyrics like a punch in the gut, painfully reminding you of your own wounds“. (Christian Elsrodt / Folker! Magazine)

Kent Nielsen is Danish but living in Lübeck (North Germany). He’s got a history as an author, percussionist, shoe shop clerk, record label guy, mail order honcho, night porter and ukulele player a. o.
But there’s one thing he’s been doing for ages – and that’s singing.
He just completed an old project – his first „solo album“. Roughly half of the roots rock colored Songs were written together with Stefan Kletetzka (DEEP RIVER), some are brand new while a couple Dates back to Kent and Stefan’s time in ONE BAR TOWN. Four covers were added, one by JOHN HARTFORD and another three originally written by GLEN CAMPBELL, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS and C.V. JØRGENSEN featuring Kent solo on the ukulele. Three more songs, drenched in Mod and 60s sounds, were written together with Helge Reich (JAM TODAY). The album also includes guest appearances from George Whitfield (FIDDLEBOX, ex-PRESSGANG) and Martin Wenk (CALEXICO, NADA SURF, JUDITH HOLOFERNES).

“I've always been fortunate to work with some extremely gifted songwriting partners. Hopefully we‘ve managed an album as diverse and varied as I prefer them.” (Kent Nielsen)

Topical digital single: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘ (Viking Wreckchords)
Topical album: ‚Shotgun Seat DJ‘ (Viking Wreckchords, Cat.-No. V.W. 130)
Topical video clip: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘: https://youtu.be/0XuKth3xkbk
Web: vikingwreckchords.de , facebook.com/kentnielsenofficial , youtube.com/vikingwreckchords

At 19:15 on February 6, 2018, I See Hawks In L.A. said…

Dear Ben:

I See Hawks In L.A. are releasing two records in May: our own and an EP collaboration with the Good Intentions which turned out quite well. We plan on touring UK/Ireland this summer.

It's a bit of short notice (our agent Bob Butler of Grapevine has sadly passed away), but if you have a slot for us we'd love to play one of your concerts. Our tour window is July through mid-August, though we could head over earlier if that's when most of the shows are happening.

Rob Ellen will give us a hearty recommendation! We are southern California's leading alt country folk band. We've done 3 or 4 tours of UK/Ireland, have been in the Euro Americana chart top ten 3 times, and have Geraint of G Promo PR on board. He got us great press and BBC appearances last time and will be invaluable in promoting live shows. My email is below, can send you our bio and sneak preview of our forthcoming CDs.

Here is a listening link to all seven of our previous releases and live shows: https://iseehawksinla.bandcamp.com/

Thanks!

Paul Lacques
lacques@sonic.net www.iseehawks.com

At 11:28 on October 30, 2015, Stefan van de Sande said…

Dear Ben,

I would like to give a concert at your acoustic evening.

I will be touring in May in the UK.

You find me on http://stefanvandesande.nl

Rob Ellen is supporting my tour!

Please let me know if you are interested.

Best Wishes, Stefan van de Sande.

At 15:52 on July 23, 2015, Ivor Game said…

Dear Ben, hello. My name is Ivor Game, a singer and songwriter from London. I play lots of acoustic shows across the UK and beyond, including The Netherlands, releasing albums and singles along the way. I have enjoyed nice radio play too, from BBC6 and other BBCs, to national across Australia, Japan, Europe and America. I have also been played a few times on The Netherlands AVRO, Radio 2 and Acoustic FM and have had nice reviews in New Folk Sounds Magazine. I love playing my little songs to cosy rooms, and have played many a small coffee bar, and intimate spaces before. You can hear lots of songs, and see a few videos like I Like Being at Home, on http://www.ivorgame.com and more songs on http://www.soundcloud.com/ivorgame. I hope you like the tunes and can consider me for a house concert. Thank you. Hope to hear from you. Kindest regards, Ivor. Ivor Game  ivorgame@btinternet.com

At 0:57 on June 15, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Ben,

Hope you are having a great day.  I wanted to tell you about Tom Shed’s music tour coming to the UK this September.  Curly Maple Music is sponsoring his “Mama’s Goin’ Out” tour so you can schedule this Grammy nominated performer, for free!  Bring Tom Shed “history, humor and the human condition” to your venue now. Sample videos are available at www.tomshed.com .  Contact us at tom@tomshed.com  to schedule a concert at your venue. 

All the best,

Louise Williams, Tom Shed - Curly Maple Music

At 18:50 on March 10, 2014, Daniel Sage said…

Hello ben, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just recorded my third record with G-award winning producer/drummer John Hampton in Memphis TN. It would be wonderful to come and play for you solo acoustic style this summer! With that in mind may I invite you to check me out at http://www.reverbnation.com/danielsage - happy to make bookings way in advance, anytime after July 11th works.

Peace & love,

Daniel Sage

Danielsage91@gmail.com

At 12:17 on February 14, 2014, Steve Winch said…

Hi there, I am a UK-based singer songwriter who will be releasing his third album later this year. It would be great to come and play for you (either solo or with my small acoustic band) and with that in mind may I invite you to check me out at www.stevewinch.co.uk - happy to make bookings way in advance!!

Cheers Steve :)

At 16:17 on October 22, 2013, Theo Hall said…

Hi Ben,

I was wondering if I could get a moment if your time to listen to something?
It's the title track from Terry Emm's new album. I am booking shows for Terry in 2014 and thought he might suit the music events you put on.
 
Terry's music has recently had airplay from legendary DJ Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Bob described Terry's music as 'excellent, excellent music' and has had him in for a live session. BBC 6 Music DJs Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson have also spun his tracks regularly alongside many regional stations. Terry has recently shared the stage with the likes of; Amy Wadge, Richard Walters, Danny & The Champs, Jackie Leven, Judith Owen, Red Dirt Skinners and many others.
MOJO magazine have described his music as 'pastoral, romantic and lit musically by summer rays…no routine singer- songwriter offering but some-thing totally engaging in melody and lyric' in a 4 star review.
It'd be interesting to see what you think to his music and great if you could consider him for a show.
Thanks very much,
Theo Hall
07873798994
At 18:34 on September 15, 2013, Lilac's Daughter said…

Hi Ben. 

I am a scandinavian musician headed to London October 11th till October 20th and would love to come down to Lewes to play. Let me know if this is at interest, and you have any dates awailable.

To read more and listen go to www.reverbnation.com/lilacsdaughter

Cheers,

Lilac's Daughter

At 9:41 on May 5, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Ben

I am looking for gigs for the very well known Scottish singer and songwriter Rab Noakes (www.go2neon.com/rab-noakes.htm) through the remainder of 2013 and right through 2014.
Rab has been described as one " ...one of Scotland's great songsmiths" (Herald). That's really quite an observation when you think of the large number of great writers to have come out of Scotland over the past 40 years or so.
This is Rab's entry in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme for his solo show at this year's Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride's ...
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'You might have been forgiven for imagining that there was a portrait in Rab Noakes's attic, because the bloke who arrived on stage here was supposed to be in his sixties. Looking and sounding about half that age, he embarked on a thoroughly engaging journey through 40 years of songwriting. All told, this was a thoroughly enjoyable evening from one of Scotland's great songsmiths". (Stuart Morrison, Herald 2012). After his great success at AMC @ St Bride's in 2012 Rab makes a keenly anticipated return solo appearance to the Fringe. One night only - don't miss it!
===============
For a video of Rab's showstopping performance of Bob Dylan's "Mississippi", see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ_pUSVbs0c (from Gerry Rafferty tribute concert, Celtic Connections Festival 2012, which Rab curated). This video is just one amongst the many of Rab to be found on YouTube.
I look forward to hearing from you
John Barrow
 
 
 

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