Events: Ben Waters plays St Ives on Dec 5th|
Posted Nov 29, 2009 - 08:18 PM
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The following press release received re Ben Waters' gig in St Ives on Saturday 5th Dec...
THE WESTERN HOTEL, ST IVES
Saturday 5 December
Ben Waters is one of world's leading Boogie Woogie/Rock n Roll Piano players. Although only 35 he has entertained in festivals, theatres, and clubs for over twenty years, with over 3,000 gigs under his belt. Together with his band he has toured the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, USA, the Middle East, Japan, Australia, and the West Indies.
Ben’s energetic piano driven rock n roll shows have to be seen to be believed. Ben Waters has a no nonsense approach to playing gigs. This is hard hitting music at its best. Combining the music of his heroes (Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Amos Milburn etc) with cutting edge original material, Ben Waters has shared the stage with some of the top names in the business, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, Shakin Stevens, Status Quo, The Beach Boys, The Pogues, Leo Sayer, The Teenagers, Chris Jagger, Freddie Star, Screaming Lord Sutch, Shirley Bassey - to name but a few. Ben is currently working with the fabulous Charlie Watts!
Ben Waters has also played at countless special events including a Royal Variety Show for H.R.H Prince Edward, Jools Holland's Wedding, The Elephant Durbar for H.R.H Prince Charles, Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall’s Christmas Party (Mick sat in for a few songs), Jerry Hall’s 50th birthday, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, BB Kings Times Square New York, The Lorelei Rock Germany together with many private events attended by Royalty. He recently played for 'House' star Hugh Laurie's 50th birthday.
Ben Waters has also been on many TV and Radio shows including, The Conan O’ Brien Show NBC New York (The biggest TV show in the world!), Jools Holland's Radio 2 show (two live appearances), John Peel’s Radio 1 show, Andy Kershaw's Radio 1, Radio 3 and World Service shows, Radio 4’s 'Loose Ends' with Ned Sherrin (ten live performances) BBC1 Pebble Mill, Radio 2 Paul Jones show, Jazz FM’s Paul Jones Show and Narahudu TV Japan. Ben was featured on NPR throughout the USA when Hurricane - the title track of his recent CD was chosen as Song of the Day. In September this year he appeared on Jools Holland's 'Later' TV show, and Jools features on Ben's new CD ’Shakin In The Makin’.