Ben Farrant

Ben Farrant

 Portsmouth, England, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The reason why i try and push my playing into new and interesting area's is driven by my love of playing live. With modern, innovative guitar and songwriting techniques I have been able to say everything I wanted to say whilst keeping the crowd interested and entertained!

Biography

Ben Farrant is one of the most individual and stylised singer songwriters in the UK. His mix of various electric and acoustic guitar's have propelled him to a regular on the south coast live circuit. With elements of rock, blues and pop Ben's unique writing style has won over fans and critics alike. "I wanted to write song's that I wanted to hear on the radio, without compromising on musicianship". This statement rings true when hearing the solo on Move on, or the electronic elements of Rise and Fall. "Genre's have always confused me, i wouldn't want to be pigeonholed (in a single genre of music) as all of my favourite bands and artists are so varied" With new music coming out steadily this is one new artist you want to hear right from the beginning.

Lyrics

Move On

Written By: Ben Farrant

Seen it in your eyes
Reading lines from you that I don't recognise
It's like you're here but not quite
Then it takes hold of me
This familiar thing
Got to take control and leave me more than strong
But what i've come to find
Is that hope gets gone
And you feel that need to move on

So lost and outplaced
Seeing all the things i love about you go to waste
I just want to see your face
Come lay here next to me
It's whats real to me
Got to take control and leave me more than strong
But what i've come to find
Is that hope gets gone
And i feel that need to move on

How did it all end up like this?
You cannot say that this is our final kiss
There isn't a problem that we can't fix
If memories are all then thats just it
So now hope get's gone
And you feel that need to move on

Rise and Fall

Written By: Ben Farrant

My peace is in pieces
My spirit is fading
I can't let you walk away this time
You're all that i wanted
You're what i am needing
D'you think you could give me one last try?
I miss what you gave me
You made me feel human
Please let me back in and you'll be mine

And i don't know what it takes to get me through this?
And i don't know what will make you see

That it's just too much to rise and fall
I cant play this song and hope you sing along
Because now my friend you're all that i have left

I've got nothing to say here you're dreaming a dreamer
Do you need someone there to feel alright
And what of your wanting 'cause with me you've been pleading
Maybe its time to say goodnight

And i don't know what it takes to get me through this?
And i don't know what will make you see

That it's just too much to rise and fall
I can't play this song and hope you'll sing along 'cause now my friends
You're all that i have left

And its hardest just not knowing
With no way of asking
Watching mistakes you're making
And never contacting
You know i'll get better and better and better and better and
Until this day
In every single way

Smoke and MIrrors

Written By: Ben Farrant

Tried to say these words, afraid of being rejected
Tried so many times and bottled all of my chances
Talking to mirrors again

Looking straight at you throat beginning to bubble
Stomachs all in knots and hearts beginning to throttle
All that i want from me

Seeing how your hair falls across your blue eyes
Listening on the wind as you're mind hypnotised
All that i want from you

Lips begin to move not making no sense
Liquors made it hard to make more mistakes here
Pick me before you leave

And it's just one of those things
You'll know if it all goes right
If you don't you'll never know

Give me walks along the beach and summers spent in full bloom
Second guess my thoughts or live my life through you
And hand in hand we'll be

More than just a crush, game, fling now insert
What i'm supposed to do to make this decision easier
Make it easier
Make it easier

'Cause all i see is
Smoke and Mirrors and backstage passes
Bottom rim's of glasses
And it don't matter
It don't matter to me

Set List

Dreamtaker
Smoke and Mirrors
COVER
Mr. Heartbreak
Move On
COVER
Rise and Fall
You've got soul
COVER
Breathe Again