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Ben Glover and The Earls


Genres: Acoustic / Folk Rock

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom

Stats: 1 fans / 52 plays / 8 plays today





4 tracks

Members: Ben Glover - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar; Colm McClean - Guitar; Des Rice - Drums; John Hodge - Bass

Ben Glover has been compelled to write songs since his mid-teens when
he was awoken and unsettled by Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. He continues to be influenced by similar artists whose songs contain lyrical
richness and who take a poetic approach in exploring the human
condition. When he was sixteen, Ben started performing in his home
village of Glenarm, situated on the north coast of Ireland. After
graduating in Law he inherently knew that it was compulsory for him
to pursue a career in music. In the summer of 2004 he put together
his studio and touring band, "The Earls." and in the spring of 2006
they released their eagerly awaited debut EP, "The Ballad of Carla
Boone." This recording was critically acclaimed by many leading Irish
radio DJ's, including BBC's Gerry Anderson who said it was "one of
the best records ever to be made in N.Ireland." As a result of the
success of the EP they the won "Best New Band" at the Big Buzz Irish
Entertainment Awards. Ben's songs and the music he creates with "The
Earls" is subtle acoustic-rock that is coloured by lyrics filled with
stark poetic imagery. The sound has hints of Americana but at the
core of the songs and Ben's instantly recognisable voice is the
natural influence of their northern Irish roots. He writes about the
poignant and unguarded moments in real lives and his songs are filled
with characters finding themselves on the outside of things, the
fringe dwellers of society and the scorned outcasts of love affairs.
Performing as an acoustic act or with the electrified accompaniment
of "The Earls," Ben is fast building a reputation amongst his
audiences as one of the most intriguing and captivating artists
emerging from Ireland. Ben & The Earls have just finished the
recording of their debut album, "The Week The Clocks Changed." It was
recorded in Studio A, Blackbird Studios, Nashville and produced by
renowned producer/musician, JD Foster.



The Week The Clocks Changed

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