plus support from
Saturday 4th May 2019
Ocean Arts Cardiff
18+ / 7:30pm / £8.50adv (More on the door)
Tickets available from
Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner’s Children and Peggy Sue (Wichita). After writing and recording his debut, Ben turned to a more full band sound for his second album ‘Truant,’ which was written just before and after becoming a father and is about the panic and pragmatism of expecting and then becoming a parent. The early sixties influence of The Everly Brothers is still present in the melodies, but now there is an urgency and grit to the instrumentation that sits somewhere between The Velvet Underground and Tom Petty, or more recent forbears such as Kevin Morby and Angel Olsen. Both Night Songs and Truant were produced by Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union). Truant will be released May 3 2019.
Alice Robbins is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham. Having been on the scene for a few years, her music is making a departure from her folk roots to more gravelly and darker pastures.
Previous gigs include supporting Rae Morris, Rose Elinor Dougal and Lorkin O’Reilly, as well as being across a number of stages across Nottingham and the surrounding area. Her stainless vocals create a sheen across gentle fingerpicked guitar lines with stirring harmonies and lyrical wisdom, she brings a tide of calm over any audience.
‘Very honest and endearing and emotionally intelligent.’ (Verse Metrics)
‘Alice is one of Nottingham’s most delicate songwriters that could be paired with the likes of Lucy Rose and the Staves….’ – (Alexa Hawksworth)