Ben Ottewell (of Gomez)

Ben Ottewell (of Gomez)

Wed, April 17, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Ben Ottewell (of Gomez)
Ben Ottewell (of Gomez)
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell." And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world."

Since his first solo release, "Shapes & Shadows" (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the US, UK and Australia.

Now with a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, "Rattlebag," the singer is set to return to the stage, this time with a band, performing his new music as well as a few Gomez favorites. The band will feature Ottewell on guitars and vocals, and two musicians who also appear on the album -- Will Golden on bass and keys, and Al Sgro on drums.

"Rattlebag" was recorded via an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign and the support of fans, with a wide album release being planned later this year. Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, "Rattlebag" is an Americana-inspired collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell's infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along.

"There's a time and place for us / I will take you there," he sings ("Shoreline"). Ben Ottewell proffers hope and promise accompanied by sublime guitars, and that's something we can all use.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107