Ben Glover
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Ben Glover

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"Fate Magazine Review"

"Ben Glover has been quietly charming the under-crackers off of everyone from Belfast to Nashville and everywhere in between for the past few years and his debut album, "The Week The Clocks Changed" is one of the most accomplished records you'll hear all year." - Fate Magazine


"Ready To Rock - Joe Geeson"

"Some great melodies here and Glover has a good range in his voice, from quiet and husky to power pop. If Radio 2 ran their own daytime chart it would top that." - Ready To Rock


"AU Magazine Review"

“Whether it be the outlaw music of Willie Nelson or acoustic philosophising of early Dylan – to whom the opening ‘No Direction Home’ presumably makes tribute – Glover bends his influences to his own purposes creating music that is eye-wateringly sharp and fresh.” - AU Magazine


"Net Rhythms Review"

“Ben has got some heavyweight names chipping, not least Al Perkins, Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller. You can understand why they’d want to be involved." - Net Rhythms


"Get Ready To Rock Review"

"Ben Glover hails from Northern Ireland but sounds like he belongs amongst the best of American singer/ songwriters- and could easily be a rival for the likes of Ryan Adams" (NIKK GUNNS) - Get Ready To Rock


"The Late Show - BBC Radio Ulster"

“For anyone wondering who the next big thing to come out of Northern Ireland will be, we at The Late Show would advise you to take a listen to Ben Glover." - BBC Radio Ulster


"BBC Radio - Stuart Bailie"

“…Don't be surprised if this music accompanies some intense moments in your life, or if this transatlantic enterprise becomes a rogue success." STUART BAILIE (BBC) - BBC Radio


"The Irish Times"

"Glover's charisma is palpable from the opening chords of "No Direction Home", and hollers for the benefit of a tour to showcase his songbook in all three dimensions." 4 stars - The Irish Times


"BBC Radio - Gerry Anderson"

“A Fabulous record…This guy’s going to be a star” - BBC Radio Ulster


Discography

The Ballad Of Carla Boone (EP) 2006
Single - The Ballad Of Carla Boone
The Week The Clocks Changed (LP) 2008
Singles- Things Haven't Started Happening Yet, No Direction Home
Through The Noise, Through The Night (LP) 2010
Singles - Full Moon Child, I Am You Are, Where The Lines Are

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Ben Glover: Through the Noise, Through the Night

“Ben Glover’s second record is a shining work of kindness and heart, and I am proud to have co-written a song on it with him. Great art is a generosity, one lonely soul sharing itself with others hoping to be seen, and in these songs Ben, I see you. This is a great record, congratulations!” – Lost Highway Recording Artist Mary Gauthier

Ben Glover has been compelled to write songs since his mid-teens when he was awoken and unsettled by Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. It’s writers whose work contains lyrical richness and who take a poetic approach in exploring the human condition that attract Ben. In his own writing he creates characters so life like that you can almost trace the lines of their face with your finger. Whether it’s the soul-moving melody of “Too Late to Leave Her Alone,” or the worn portrait of a “Full Moon Child,” he crafted images that linger. His words find their way to the deepest place in your soul.

Ben Glover is from the County Antrim village of Glenarm and he has been writing songs since he was a teenager. He graduated in law at Queens University Belfast before he decided to put his legal ambitions on hold to pursue a career in music.

Ben spent most of the past year writing and performing in the United States. He returned home in early 2010 with his new album Through the Noise, Through the Night, produced by indie producer Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones & Toad the Wet Sprocket’s former singer Glen Phillips). This second release was recorded at the Hubbard’s Mr. Lemons Studio’s in East Nashville.

In 2008 Ben released his debut album The Week The Clocks Changed. That record was produced by J.D. Foster and featured guest appearances by the likes of Vince Gill, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. Ben also released two singles that enjoyed UK national airplay on BBC Radio 2 - as well as an invitation to play a live session on Janice Long’s Radio 2 show.

Comparisons were drawn to the likes of Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen and the record received a 4 star review in the Irish Times, a 3 star review in Q Magazine while Maverick Magazine gave the record another 4 star review and quoted: “A great debut album from a major talent in the making”.

In early 2009 Ben relocated to the USA where he began diving into the rich southern culture of Nashville. He frequented the old homesteads and headstones of his musical idols, including Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, journeyed to the legendary crossroads in the Mississippi Delta and wrote his name on the wall at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Drawing on the inspiration of the creative music scene in Nashville, Ben began penning new tunes with some of Music Row’s finest songwriters, including Lost Highway Recording Artist, Mary Gauthier and in late 2009 he began to record this new album.

It has been a breathtaking, globetrotting whirlwind for this poet from Glenarm who got to this stage of his journey by following some good advice. “ David Gray told me quite a few years ago to “follow your heart.” It’s been said by many people and it’s a cliché but it definitely is the strongest and most honest guide.” With so much experience, emotion and honest, raw talent it’s no surprise that fans have been savoring the sounds of “Through the Noise, Through The Night”.