MR BEN & THE BENS at Bowland Bikes CIC

MR BEN & THE BENS at Bowland Bikes CIC

Event Time Fri 22nd Mar at 8:00pm-Fri 22nd Mar at 11:00pm
Event Location Bowland Bikes CIC, Clitheroe
Event Price £10 + Booking fee (see below)
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Mr Ben and the Bens

MR BEN & THE BENS at Bowland Bikes CIC

So It Goes presents Mr Ben and the Bens

We are delighted to welcome Mr Ben and the Bens to Clitheroe. It is a thrill to bring one of our favourite acts of recent times to a hidden gem of the town - Bowland Bikes CIC, tucked away on Taylor Street.

Support comes from Frank So and Plonk!

Cult DIY outfit and BBC 6 music favourites Mr Ben & the Bens return in 2024 with a brand new 10 track LP Small Wide World via Bingo Records.

After years of steadily touring the back and even-further-back of beyond in the UK, as well as some of the island’s most beloved venues, Ben found himself taking a well-earned hiatus during 2023. Hibernating in his Sheffield studio in an old pewter factory, and in between working as a full-time potter come illustrator, he penned a set of contemplative songs which would later become the new album.

From the ‘Village Green’ era Kinks-style ‘Poor, Poor Me’ to the motoric ‘Listening Party’, Small Wide World combines tried-and-tested methods with sonic departures for the band. Recorded in Tesla Studios and produced by David Glover the new album inhabits a world of vintage drums machines, shimmering acoustics and wiry synthesisers.

Lyrically, kitchen sink realism winds its way around a set of songs jam packed with melancholic melody. ‘So long Sympathy’ speaks of fragile ego and our means of combatting this, and ‘Penny Drop’ of the loudest voice in the room disarmed by a junior colleague. Ben aims to disarm hostility in both society and the self with sensitive, personal sentiment.

With a limited edition vinyl and UK tour in the works for late March this year, Mr Ben & the Bens looks set to take on their ‘Small Wide World’ once again.


Bowland Bikes CIC
Old Shawbridge Sawmill, Taylor St, Clitheroe BB7 1LY, UK