Friday 12th May
The Old Electric,
Springfield Rd, Blackpool FY1 1QW
Ben Calvert has always been a fan of Lancashire. His most popular song Flee was written while on tour on his way to Preston, so he’s got a lot to thank the county for. Also, his acclaimed album Festive Road is based around a seaside town out-of-season, so it’s fitting that he’s paying a visit to play live music in Blackpool at The Old Electric on 12th May, to sing two sets of self-penned songs.
A Cult Post-Folk singer Songwriter?
From main stage performances at West Country festivals to low-key shows in East London living rooms, Ben has been floating just above and below the radar for almost two decades, which either makes him persistent, passionate, daft, disillusioned, or maybe, just maybe an enduring cult post-folk singer songwriter.
Live Music In Blackpool
This will be the first time a gig has been presented at The Old Electric. Ben is no stranger to drama spaces, having studied experimental theatre at Dartington College of Arts in the Nineties. As a theatre practitioner he’s adapted and acted in a version of Shakespeare’s King Lear for two actors at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s already got connections to The Old Electric having worked on a project with owner Melanie Whitehead, where research in The Forest of Dean and London lead to a performance based on the life, works and subject matter of TV playwright Dennis Potter, attended by Potter’s long-term collaborator, Kenith Trodd.
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