Ben Glover & Kim Richey

Date:Fri 02 Nov
Time:8pm
Venue:J3
Price:£14 adv

Ben Glover

The music of Americana artists mixed with Irish music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland. This musical theme is woven throughout his life - one artist influenced by two countries connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Glover’s relocation to America in 2008 has allowed him to explore his influences in depth while keeping a firm grasp on his Celtic roots.

In 2016 he signed with Proper Records and released “The Emigrant” about which No Depression said, "It is a tremendous sweep and should end up on the shores of many a top ten albums of 2016 list.” That year he also won “International Song of the Year” at the UK Americana Awards for the song “Blackbirds,” which he co-wrote with Gretchen Peters. His upcoming album, “Shorebound” will be released on Proper Records in May 2018 and features performances with Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Mary Gauthier Kim Richey and Robert Vincent. Ben is also one of the three songwriters/artists behind The Orphan Brigade who’s 2017 album Heart of The Cave, written in ancient tunnels beneath the Italian city of Osimo, was released on At The Helm Records.

Glover's music has been featured in programming and advertisements both in the UK and in the US with companies such as Sky, MTV, E! Network, BBC, Coca Cola and more. He’s also enjoyed regular airplay on BBC Radio Two, BBC Scotland and BBC Ulster. 

Kim Richey

Edgeland moves roots singer/subtle excavator of the human condition Kim Richey through the topography of the life lived by a woman committed to following her music. Flinching over hurting another, knowing the ways of the road, seeking higher ground and accepting the fact everyone’s truth isn’t a white picket fence, she continues defying labels as she defines the thinking person’s life.

“Right now, my stuff is all in storage,” she says of her state of constant motion. “I’ve lived in a lot of different places – different countries even. It’s a little overwhelming, keeping track of stuff, but it’s been an amazing trip because music has taken me places I never dreamed.

Ben Glover

“Glover is something special…a rare writing talent with a gift for subtly selling songs, and a unique voice that lingers long in the memory." Daily Express Scotland

"Glover has once again raised the bar not just for his own career, but for everyone in the Americana musical panorama” Folk Radio UK

 

Tickets for the orginal date for Ben Glover (19 May 2018) remain vaild.

Doors & Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.