Benjamin Francis Leftwich Announces Canadian Tour | Releases EP

By on October 24, 2012

Rising British singer-songwriter BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH is set to release a new EP, In The Open, November 20 on Vagrant Records. The 22-year old also announced an extensive 31-date North American tour that brings him to Canada for a number of dates kicking off November 16 in Vancouver. 
In The Openfeatures Ben’s ethereal vocals gliding over a wistful lament which proves that Ben – who’s debut LP Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm landed in the Top 20 on the UK album chart – was not just one of the most compelling new artists of last year, but an enduring songwriting force. There is a haunting beauty to his vocals that is unmistakable and uniquely his own. Many can sing, few have a voice – Benjamin Francis Leftwich is one of those few.
At the age of 10, Yorkshire, England born Benjamin first started playing guitar, ditching his teacher after just a couple of lessons and teaching himself from the records that inspired him instead. Growing up on a diet of Rolling Stones and Nina Simone, Benjamin discovered Bob Dylan and Elliot Smith in his teens and never looked back.
Fast forward to present day and Benjamin Francis Leftwich has now toured the world and played a string of impressive festival dates over the summer including Green Man, T In The Park, Hop Farm and Reading and Leeds Festivals.  This year’s iTunes Festival saw Ben invited back for a second time.  On the heels of a massive 28-date, sold-out UK tour, he brings his haunting melodies and compelling storytelling to North America including nine Canadian dates.

In The OpenEP track-listing:  

01. In The Open
02. Break The Day Open
03. Manchester Snow
04. Is That You On That Plane?

Listen to the title track on Soundcloud

Upcoming Canadian Dates:  

11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/17 – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat
11/18 – Canmore, AB @The Communitea
11/21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
11/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
11/23 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
11/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
12/06 – Toronto, ON @ Rivoli
12/07 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.