Benjamin John “Ben” Howard
(born April 24th, 1987) / English singer-songwriter.
Ben about himself
“I was brought up in Totnes, South Devon, neatly nestled between the moors and the sea.
I travel lots, surf when I can, probably drink too much, definitely think too much, and at 22 still make irrational choices. I like the outdoors and the Autumn. I’m happiest at home with friends, and my favourite fruit would have to be a pear.
Musically I started playing and writing as a kid and it’s maybe the one thing that’s never changed. Mum was a big listener to all the greats- the likes of John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, Donovan etc so that’s played a big part in my life (Dad was more of a Yes and Pink Floyd man). Our tape collection is pretty good:)
More recently I dropped out of University to play music full time and it’s been pretty funny so far. I’ve been really fortunate to support some artists I really admire… I went to Europe with Xavier Rudd back in December 08, shared a stage with Brett Dennen this spring, and have been playing a few dates around Europe with Fink this summer.
So I thought I’d leave it at that really. Keep it short. Really hope you all enjoy the tunes on here…
Much love from Devon,
(from his myspace)
Ben Howard @ Bonnaroo 2014 II Sheley Mays