Ben Howard is an English singer-songwriter and musician hailing from West London, born in Devon. Born in 1987, he is considered one of the best British acoustic singer-songwriters, something recognised by his success at the BRIT Awards.
Howard was raised by musical parents who influenced him from an early early age, with the likes of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan constantly blaring in their household. It perhaps wasn't a surprise he would eventually decide to take on his own career in music.
Currently signed to Island Records and Communion, Howard has come leaps and bounds since his first EP hit shelves in 2009; milestones include performing at Glastonbury Festival, selling-out slots across the continent, winning not one but TWO BRIT Awards in 2013 (British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act), and reaching #4 in the charts with his debut album 'Every Kingdom' in 2011
A particularly popular performer across the UK and Europe, the platinum-selling Howard would return with his next record ‘I Forget Where We Were’ in October 2014, this time topping the UK charts.
In 2018, Ben Howard returned with the announcement of a new album. 'Noonday Dream' was release on June 1, with accompanying UK, European and North American tour dates planned through to January 2019. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Just seen Ben at Leeds Arena. Good music. Wish he'd played more from his first album. What was disappointing was that he didn't utter one word to the audience for over an hour. Would have liked some chat about the music or at least a "hello Leeds, how you doin?"
Thu 7th Jun 2018
In the years following the release of his folky, acoustic debut ‘Every Kingdom’ in 2011 Ben Howard has sought to take up a far more experimental position. ‘Noonday Dream’, his third album, is proof of his revised aims and follows the magnificent ‘I Forget Where We Were’, an LP that remains his benchmark by some distance.