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Ben Ottewell
Ben Ottewell

Sun, 11 Sept



Ben Ottewell

English singer-songwriter Ben Ottewell was a lead singer of the English indie rock band Gomez. He was the recipient of the Mercury Music Award Prize in 1998, and is well known for his "deep, raspy voice"

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11 Sept 2022, 17:00 – 21:00

Winsford, 19 Market Pl, Winsford CW7 3DA, UK

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Ben Ottewell formed the band Gomez back in the late 90s. Ottewell's deep, soulful voice has gained him some acclaim and has drawn some comparisons to Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and artist Tom Waits, and his lyrical style, and acoustical arrangements, especially in his solo work, have drawn comparisons to folk singer Nick Drake.

Ben Ottewell's first solo album, Shapes & Shadows, is not a huge departure from his material with Gomez, but it has its differences. It is more low-key, melancholy, and acoustic driven than Gomez.One music critic says "lyrically and thematically, Shapes and Shadows (the album) is a very thoughtful and mature recording, as if Ottewell is taking issues of love and relationships discussed in Gomez's back catalogue to another, more mature level".

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