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.
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