Five-Time Grammy Nominated and Multi-Platinum Selling Guitarist Ben Poole

Five-Time Grammy Nominated and Multi-Platinum Selling Guitarist Ben Poole

Five-time Grammy – nominated and multi-platinum selling guitarist Ben Poole performs at The Atkinson after his recent success at Glastonbury on Friday 17 July.

At just 25 years old he is currently being described as the most exciting young blues/roots artist to come out of the UK in a long time.

Ben performs tracks from his recently released album Live at the Albert Hall, which is going down a storm with fans and critics alike. Peaking at number 4 in the Amazon charts!

This long-awaited live snapshot shows Britain’s brightest blues-rock talent blowing the roof off the nation’s best-loved venue. “I’m first and foremost a live performer,” says Ben. “The energy, adrenaline and excitement you can conjure up live is near-impossible to capture in a studio environment. I feel like I come into my own on stage.”

He’d attempted live recordings before, but Ben had always shelved the results, feeling the tapes didn’t quite bottle the blood and thunder. Released on October 6th, Live At The Royal Albert Hall represents the moment when all the pieces came together.

“He’s a heck of a soulful singer and uses his guitar to great effect without overpowering you with guitar hero machismo.” Blues Rock Review

Ben Poole in concert starts at 8pm and tickets are £10 / £12 doors and can be booked online at or by calling The Atkinson’s Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter.

Competition Time

Win Ben Poole’s latest CD, just answer this question:

What major festival did Ben Poole recently play at?

To enter: email with your answer and a contact number by Wednesday 15 July. Winners will be selected on Friday 17 July

For more information, images or to arrange an interview please contact Emma Lloyd on 0151 934 2129 /
Ben Poole
Friday 17 July
£10 / £12 doors

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.
The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

Emma Lloyd

Posted on 3 July 2015 under General news

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