Ben Watt

Fri May 7 2021

7:30 PM

The Georgian Theatre

Green Dragon Yard Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AT

£15 ADV

All Ages

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Across four decades Ben Watt has maintained a committed forwardlooking course, from the ardent echo-drenched folk of his early solo work with Robert Wyatt, through seventeen years as musical mainspring and co-lyricist in the best-selling Everything But The Girl with Tracey Thorn - and ten at the helm of his smart electronic label Buzzin' Fly - to his recent moving non-fiction and mid-life solo albums, the awardwinning 'Hendra' (2014) and 'Fever Dream' (2016).
 
New album 'Storm Damage' (out January 2020) is no exception. Sonically adventurous, lyrically detailed and engaged, the album - written and produced by Watt - is a personal journey through anxiety and change cut through with an insistent defiance.
 
Sonically the album forgoes the acclaimed twin-guitar approach of its two predecessors, and boldly shifts focus onto - in Watt's words - "a future-retro trio" of upright piano, double bass and hybrid acousticelectronic drums, set against a half-lit backdrop of lone analogue synths, spiralling echo spins and impressionistic 'found sounds' adapted from online public-domain recording archives.
 
"I wanted a timeless-meets-modern live jam - the directness of an adorned trio capturing the spirit; and the samples, synthetics and electronic boom capturing the psychological mood," he says. "Tight, but allowed to slip its moorings."
 
Expect songs, improvisation and stories from across his career as Watt performs with his current band.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult

Travelling in from outside of Stockton-on-Tees and fancy making a night of it?  Take advantage of a special rate at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel – only 500 metres from our venue click HERE for more info!

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Ben Watt

Fri May 7 2021 7:30 PM

The Georgian Theatre Stockton-on-Tees
Ben Watt

£15 ADV All Ages

Across four decades Ben Watt has maintained a committed forwardlooking course, from the ardent echo-drenched folk of his early solo work with Robert Wyatt, through seventeen years as musical mainspring and co-lyricist in the best-selling Everything But The Girl with Tracey Thorn - and ten at the helm of his smart electronic label Buzzin' Fly - to his recent moving non-fiction and mid-life solo albums, the awardwinning 'Hendra' (2014) and 'Fever Dream' (2016).
 
New album 'Storm Damage' (out January 2020) is no exception. Sonically adventurous, lyrically detailed and engaged, the album - written and produced by Watt - is a personal journey through anxiety and change cut through with an insistent defiance.
 
Sonically the album forgoes the acclaimed twin-guitar approach of its two predecessors, and boldly shifts focus onto - in Watt's words - "a future-retro trio" of upright piano, double bass and hybrid acousticelectronic drums, set against a half-lit backdrop of lone analogue synths, spiralling echo spins and impressionistic 'found sounds' adapted from online public-domain recording archives.
 
"I wanted a timeless-meets-modern live jam - the directness of an adorned trio capturing the spirit; and the samples, synthetics and electronic boom capturing the psychological mood," he says. "Tight, but allowed to slip its moorings."
 
Expect songs, improvisation and stories from across his career as Watt performs with his current band.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult

Travelling in from outside of Stockton-on-Tees and fancy making a night of it?  Take advantage of a special rate at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel – only 500 metres from our venue click HERE for more info!

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