Ben Howard is an English singer-songwriter, born in London. He moved to Totnes, Devon, in his teens. Howard’s musically-inclined parents exposed him at a young age to their favourite records from singer-songwriter artists such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and John Martyn. Howard began writing his own songs and after a short spell studying journalism, he decided in 2009 at the age of 21 to become a full-time musician.
After building up a reputation with his gigs across the UK, Howard was eventually asked to sign to Island Records. His first album, Every Kingdom, was released on October 3, 2011 and debuted at #7 on the UK album, sold 1 million copies, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2011
In 2013, Ben capped a fantastic two years, by picking up two Brit Awards for British Breakthrough and British Solo Male Artist.
In summer 2014 Ben announced the follow up to his debut, entitled I Forget Where We Were. The record was produced by Ben’s drummer Chris Bond at Start Point Farm Studios in Devon.
A dark, dramatic return, I Forget Where We Were was recorded almost completely live, and its rawness matches the emotion of Ben’s words and vocal. It’s a bold, uncompromising listen and an incredibly assured body of work by one of Britain’s most successful young musicians of recent years and deservedly became his first Number 1 album.
This year’s BRIT Award nominations have now been announced, and the buzz and...MORE
This coming March will see U2’s seminal album, ‘The Joshua Tree’, turns thirty...MORE
Ben Howard has claimed his first U.K #1 album in the shape of...MORE
It’s never been done before… performing an entire album on a Radio 1...MORE
Ben Howard has announced a short run of UK/European headline...MORE