Ben Ottewell 2017

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BEN OTTEWELL NEW ALBUM “A MAN APART” AND AUSTRALIA/NZ TOUR JUNE & JULY

British singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell has announced the impending release of his third solo album A Man Apart on May 25. The former Gomez vocalist will tour Australia soon after it’s release, taking in major cities across Australia as well as the Bello Winter Festival in Bellingen.

A new single has also been released in conjunction with this exciting announcement. ‘Watcher’ is available now to stream and download for airplay.

With an avid following from the days in his former band Gomez, A Man Apart is Ben Ottewell’s third solo offering and follows his albums Shapes and Shadows and Rattlebag. The album  is a record that crosses musical genres such as  Americana, blues and folk backed by Ben’s unmistakable gutsy and gravelly voice. Co-written with childhood friend and former Tunng member, Sam Genders, the album was recorded in Los Angeles and  Sheffield  and  engineered  and produced in the latter by Martin Smith (Richard Hawley).

This will be the third solo tour of Australia from the Bluesfest and Splendour In The Grass alumni and sees Ottewell warm some incredibly intimate rooms throughout the Australian winter. Hitting Darwin, Perth and Adelaide as well as the East Coast, it’s a thorough run that ensures his dedicated Australian fanbase is duly satiated with brand new tunes, solo favourites and even some sneaky Gomez gold.

The support on all shows will be US Artist, BUDDY. A seasoned L.A. music man and friend of Ben’s, Buddy’s lyrical wit, energy and emotion sets up a grand evening of stories and song as these trans Atlantic pals cross the country.

Asked how the Ben Ottewell who collected The Mercury with Gomez in 1998 compares with the 2017 model of himself, meanwhile, Ben says this:  “Nowadays, I just feel incredibly lucky to have had some kind of 20-year run at this, and if I can sustain what I do, great. I’m also starting to look a lot more like the way I sound”, adds the singer, laughing. “I’m not this fresh-faced kid freaking people out anymore!”

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Date City Venue
22/06/17 Wellington, NZ San Francisco Bathhouse
With Buddy
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: $45 + bf from Ticketmaster

23/06/17 Auckland, NZ Tuning Fork
With Buddy
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: $45 + bf from Ticketmaster

25/06/17 Darwin, NT Railway Club
With Buddy
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: $27.50 + bf from Sticky Tickets

27/06/17 Fremantle, WA Mojo’s Bar
With Buddy
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: $32.15 + bf from Oztix

28/06/17 Perth, WA Four5Nine
With Buddy
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: $31.15 + bf from Oztix

29/06/17 Adelaide, SA Crown and Anchor
With Buddy
Doors: 8.30pm
Tickets: $27.50 + bf from Moshtix

30/06/17 Melbourne, VIC Northcote Social Club
With Buddy
Doors: 8.30pm
Tickets: $27.50 + bf from Eventbrite

01/07/17 Oakleigh, VIC Caravan Music Club
With Buddy
Doors: 8pm
Tickets: Reserved Seating $35 | General Admission $27 + bf from Trybooking

02/07/17 Hobart, TAS Peppermint Bay Hotel
With Buddy
Doors: 2pm
Tickets with Ferry Transfer $71.40 | General Admission $51 + bf from Oztix

06/07/17 Coogee, NSW Coogee Diggers
With Buddy
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: $25 + bf from Moshtix

07/07/17 Brisbane, QLD Lefty’s Bar
With Buddy
Doors: 7pm
Tickets $31.15 + bf from Oztix

08/07/17 - 09/07/17 Bellingen, NSW Bello Winter Music
With Buddy
Tickets from Bello Winter Music

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