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Over the last two years Ben has played over 60 gigs all around the country, playing his individual Lo-Fi Post-Folk musings at venues such as City Folk at The Heavenly Social, (supporting Radio 2 Award Winner Kris Drever), Anti-Folk night 'blang!' at 12 Bar, and Bohemian Jukebox in Birmingham. He also joined Guillemots onstage for their final number at a packed out show at Birmingham Academy. He’s the local support choice of both NYC Anti-Folk originator Lach, and political folk-rocker Chris T-T. 2008 marked Ben’s Moseley Folk Festival hat-trick when he played for the third consecutive year in a row charming audiences and reviewers alike while appearing on a bill that included Jose Gonzalez, Rachael Unthank and The Winterset, Sharron Kraus, The Bees, and John Smith.

Ben’s song Leeds For The Winter was played by John Peel on his Radio One show, and songs from his autumnal debut The Leafy Underground have been playlisted and played on national and Independent radio stations in England,