Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November at 7.30pm
BEN WATERS & BAND: BOOGIE AWAY THE COVID BLUES!
Online ticket £24.75 (includes £2.25 online booking fee)
Box Office ticket £22.50
Bookings over £20 made through the Box Office will incur a £1 booking fee
per transaction (not per ticket)
Please note: all sales are final – there are no refunds or exchanges
We welcome the superb BEN WATERS back for FOUR special events to “Boogie Away the Covid Blues!”
A career spanning 25 years working with and for many of the rock ‘n roll legendary musicians of our time has enabled Ben Waters to select a group of fine musicians who have joined him in entertaining audiences in festivals and prestigious venues across the planet.
A love of boogie woogie and early rock ‘n roll has inspired him from an early age when he was lucky enough to hear family friend Ian Stewart, founder of the Rolling Stones, play piano in Ben’s native Dorset. Ian (“Stu”) was much loved by The Stones and many other musicians and they were all devastated at his early death. When Ben decided to make a commemorative album (“Boogie4Stu”) in aid of the British Heart Foundation all The Stones, PJ Harvey, and Jools Holland (who gave his studio freely) rallied round. Sir Peter Blake designed the cover and donated many thousands of pounds to the BHF from sales of prints. A sensational concert to launch the album was held at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 9th March 2011 with Ian Rankin, the celebrated author who based his Rebus character on Stu, acting as compere to a show which included Ben with Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, Jools Holland, Mick Hucknall and Shakin’ Stevens.
Jools Holland described Ben in the Mail on Sunday as being one of the greatest pianists of all time and has been a constant support to him over the years.
Ben left college to go on tour with Shakin’ Stevens and their friendship has endured for many years. Ben and his bass player, Richard Hymas, co-wrote “Last Man Alive” for Shaky’s recent chart topping album.
You can hear the influences of the early rock ‘n roll greats in the Big Band’s music – Ben has played both with Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry as well as recording with one of the world’s finest musicians – Sir Ray Davies (who curated the Meltdown Festival for the 60th anniversary of the Royal Festival Hall and selected Ben’s band as one of his favourites).
All in all, you can expect phenomenal performances from a carefully selected group of musicians who truly love their music.
Our seating plan has been redesigned to ensure your party is in a “safety bubble”