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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Ben Poole

The Anytime You Need Me album tour

Just a few quotes from some of the Anytime You Need Me album reviews so far…

“Class and style are oozing from the very first track and this musical presentation continues to shoot through the stratosphere with the quality of delivery. Each track is of monolithic proportions, highlighting the song-writing skills and technical guitar work. It’s exquisite, from the slow and melodic soulful songs to the rip roaring solos. The vocal ranges cover a massive spectrum and never fail to excite. There’s rock, blues and plenty of soul. The songs fit together perfectly and flow beautifully, with subtle changes of pace and guitar work to create a perfect storm.”
– RockChicMe (Adrian Ball)

“Poole’s vocals are still as emotive and sensitive as ever but the whole sound of the album has developed a real ‘snap’ and the rhythmic side of his music is really brought out – this is rather like taking a gauze veil away from his music, exposing the funk and grit that was always there. In many respects, this is Ben Poole casting off shackles and emerging as a free spirit. It really hits the mark and I can’t really find a fault with it. 5/5”
– Music News (Andy Snipper)

Anytime You Need Me gives Ben Poole all the ammunition he needs to make a significant impact. His guitar playing varies from the crisp and incisive to the kind of grungy and distorted buzz tones favoured by Gary Clark Jr. And it’s the twin pillars of funk and soul built on subtle dynamics and his softly voiced vocals that hold this album together.
A melange of subtle moods, deep grooves, significant solos and lingering tones that glue together an album that relies heavily on feel. A combination of funky catchy hooks, soulful vocals and expansive guitar work gives ‘Anytime You Need Me’ real crossover potential. And in this age of download culture Ben Poole has a handful of tracks that might give him the breakthrough this thoughtfully crafted album deserves.”
– Get Ready To Rock (Pete Feenstra)

Album released 14/09/18 on Manhaton Records. Pre-Order now and receive free download of album track ‘Holding On’:


Doors 8pm

Tickets: £12 adv/£14 door www.wegottickets.com/event/444863