Posted Wednesday 3rd of Nov 2010 by in News

Ben Montague Announces End Of Year Tour

Rising star Ben Montague is heading out on the road to play tracks from his stunning debut album ‘Overcome’.

Support on this run of UK dates comes from Al Lewis and Lotte Mullan.

Ben was born in Farnborough, Kent in 1983. Son to a musical family, he threw himself into sporting life, growing up with a football at his feet, a tennis racket in one hand, and guitar in the other. Blessed with an acute sense of melody and a killer vocal, Ben had fierce ambitions to one day perform with stars as big as those in his old man's record collection (The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Elton John.)

A mild dyslexic, his sporting and musical prowess helped him 'get on in school'. Music slowly but surely became his primary focus, and once his education was out of the way, Ben jumped into a van and toured around the UK. The dream began turning into reality when he was spotted performing in Soho and got the money needed to make his first EP featuring the track 'Haunted' co-written with friend Jamie Hartman of Ben's Brother. This song landed the coveted Record of the Week spot on BBC Radio 2. Things then really started to fall into place when follow up single 'Broken' hit Radio 2's A list for 6 weeks.

In recent times Ben has been working hard playing live and gathering new fans. He headlined The Isle of Wight Festival's acoustic stage, the Riverside Stage at Cornbury, and recently jetted out to Milan for F1 Rocks to support The Stereophonics. Ben also performed to a sold out London Palladium as part of Sir Terry Wogan's Children In Need show.

With the diary full of dates for the remainder of this year, and a UK tour planned for February, Ben is now feverishly writing new material for a new record, adrenalised and expectant of a huge 2011.


2010 TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS
NOVEMBER
3 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire *
4 Glasgow Oran Mor *
7 Liverpool Baby Blue
8 Stratford Cox's Yard
14 Swindon The Vic
15 Huddersfield Bar 1:22
16 Leicester Musician
17 Braintree High Barn
19 Basingstoke The Forge
20 Crewe The Box
21 Brighton Brighton Ballroom
22 Wolverhampton The Robin
23 Sheffield The Boardwalk
24 Bristol The Louisiana
25 London Shepherds Bush Empire **
27 York The Basement
28 Aberystwyth Aberystwyth Arts Centre
29 Worcester Marrs Bar
30 Hull The Lamp

DECEMBER
2 Eastney The Cellars
3 Peterborough Met Lounge
8 Oswestry The Ironworks
9 Hay on Wye The Globe Theatre

* SUPPORTING JAMES WALSH
** SUPPORTING THE PARLOTONES


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