“sheer understated brilliance… this is class”
BBC Introducing July 2017
Ben Morgan-Brown is an alt-folk singer-songwriter-guitarist.
Often compared to Nick Drake, Ben’s music also follows in the tradition of players such as Michael Chapman, Bert Jansch, Steve Gunn & John Fahey, combining open tunings & hypnotic guitar instrumentals with gentle vocal melodies & lyrics reflecting on love, regret, memory & loss.
In the past five years he has, in order: got married; quit a band that played at Glastonbury; lost his grandmother; given up music; got divorced; taken up music again; met a wonderful woman (and her two teenage daughters); lost his grandfather; spent a month in hospital with salmonella; written, recorded and released an E.P. from his living room (which was played on BBC Radio); played some gigs; recorded & released a mini-album with his friend Peter from The Diamond Family Archive (which was also played on BBC Radio);lost his father; found himself unable to play music; was sad; found he needed to play music again to get better; recorded a live session for BBC Introducing Devon that was described as ‘sheer understated brilliance; quit his job working in a guitar shop to concentrate on playing music.
It’s been a funny five years.