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Upcoming shows: GospelbeacH... Heather Woods Broderick... Robbie Cavanagh... Jesse Malin... Rosey PM + The Very Most... Spinning Coin... Chloe Foy... Wolf Parade... Waterless Hills... Andy Shauf... Douglas Dare... Peggy Sue... Pictish Trail... 365: Aidan O’Rourke, Kit Downes and James Robertson... Irma Vep... Gratis: Seazoo... Dana Gavanski... Mr Ben & The Bens... The Dears... The Lovely Eggs... Leif Vollebekk... Sounds From The Other City 2020... Lindsay Munroe... The Handsome Family... Aoife O’Donovan... Tokyo Police Club... Joan Shelley... glowe... Born Ruffians... Angel Olsen – Leeds... Smoke Fairies... The Lovely Eggs... BC Camplight...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 April 2020
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be welcoming Mr Ben & The Bens back to Manchester!

Join Mr Ben & The Bens as they embark on the their fourth headline UK tour after the release of their critically acclaimed new album Who Knows Jenny Jones?.

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 6 Music.

After releasing two more sell out records with Bingo and doing numerous UK tours, the four-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 echoing Belle & Sebastian, Teleman and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci in his genuinely original modern songwriting.

‘Upbeat, psychedelia-tinged pop’ – Secret Meeting

‘An intoxicating mix of perfectly fitting melodies and vocal strafes’ – Clash Magazine

Main support comes from Manchester’s own Ivan Campo. Ivan Campo’s story began in 2000 when the band met whilst studying Contemporary Music at UCLAN. After graduating, they put together their first EP, Clippings 2, which was self-released in 2004. Since then they have performed at a variety of venues and festivals throughout the UK and have played three tours around Spain. Their collection of laid back songs tell tales; inspired by life, love and literature. Having been on hiatus throughout 2019, the band have been busy writing material for their 10th album which will start to be showcased to audiences from February 2020.

Opening the show are Family Selection Box – a northern roasted blend of DIY indie.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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