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Mr Ben & The Bens (Socially distanced show) **SOLD OUT**


May 22, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Delicious Clam
Delicious Clam and Abbeydale Picture House are proud to present a socially distanced show with:
Mr Ben and The Bens
Born as a recording project in a barn in Northern Lancashire in 2012, Ben Hall recorded and self released 10 albums under the guise of a naively drawn character ‘Mr Ben’. After releasing the sellout split EP on Bingo Records in 2017 the side project now turned live outfit with their first gig actually happening live on BBC Radio 6. After releasing two more sellout records with Bingo and numerous UK tours the 4 piece are known for their captivating, costume clad, joyous, pop performances. Mr Ben & the Bens sound like they were baptised in water from the church of indie classics, the songs of the Lancaster Polymath echo Belle & Sebastian, Teleman, & Gorkys Zygotic Mynci his genuinely original modern songwriting.
★★★★★ ‘Delightful pop melancholy, at at the forefront of individual Northern creative talents’ Narc Magazine
★★★★ ’One of the most singular albums you’ll hear this year’ NowThen Magazine
★★★★ ‘upbeat, psychedelia-tinged pop’ Secret Meeting
‘An intoxicating mix of perfectly fitting melodies and vocal strafes’ Clash magazine
‘Shimmering with jangling optimism’ Picadilly Records
‘Perfect pop, record of the week’ BBC 6 music, Marc Riley
Potpourri are a four-piece DIY outfit based in Sheffield. Their debut album ‘First Dance’ dropped last year on Bingo Records and felt like an instant classic. With their combination of post punk and off kilter pop and mysterious stage personas we eagerly await their return to the stage.
Bonding over a shared love of Yo La Tengo, Crawlies make drone laden, bitter-sweet pop jams featuring dreamy guitar hooks and vocal harmonies to make you tearful. Nursed from the gentle bosom of Delicious Clam, the band released their debut EP in Summer last year https://deliciousclamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/crawlies
Tickets will be sold in pairs via Party For The People for £10.00 each with ticket link live at 10am Monday 15th March 2021.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION – This is a socially distanced (seated) show. COVID safety measures will be in place – 1m+ social distancing with additional measures (eg masks, one way system, hand sanitiser etc) for shows, and the venue will follow and be compliant with all government guidelines. Please arrive in good time so that you can be seated in a safe and timely manner.
Tickets are limited to a maximum of 2 tickets per household or social bubble*