BEN SMITH & JIMMY BREWER
Genre: Americana, Folk
Band members: Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer
Location: Cambridge, UK
Discography: EP (2016)
Record Label: TBA
Our next showcase duo have only recently come together after both meeting on a Joan Armatrading UK tour in 2015. After originally getting together to write some songs, they decided to go out and play some shows too They are both very good singer-songwriter in their own right, so this new duo is a very exciting and interesting collaboration. Our chosen song today 'Isabella' reminds us of the Milk Carton Kids. Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer are also going to release their debut duo EP at our concert at SPOC on the 28th April. So another very good reason to join us.
Ben Smith is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Cambridge. His style and music is influenced by the greats of the blues, funk, folk and beyond. He has supported supported the great Joan Armatrading on her two most recent tours, as well as Robert Cray, Jon Gomm, Matt Schofield, Wilko Johnson, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Stefan Grossman and Ian McCullogh. He has also recently shared the bill with Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, Paul Brett, Gareth Pearson and 'Tubular Bells' producer Tom Newman.
Jimmy Brewer is a singer-songwriter originally from Lincolnshire. Since releasing his debut album ‘As Time Stands Still’ in 2013 Jimmy has relentlessly toured solo around the country. Recently he has been on tour supporting Joan Armatrading including sets at the Barbican in London as well as several high profile theatres around the UK. He is now heading out on the road on his own in preparation for the release of his second album.