As a few of you may have noticed, last week was the first time in almost a year of consecutive blogging, where a new post was not published. With the new year, I wanted to have a week off, to start planning new events, get back in the studio, before writing an in depth post, to start off the year! I hope you’ve all had a brilliant time over Christmas, and cannot wait to get stuck into this new year of gigs, and opportunities! 2018 was a big step up for me and the project, and I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store! First off, I’ve got a really exciting event coming up this month, and I hope to see some of you out there! I’ll be playing in The Pavillion in Mid Wales supporting John Adams on January 31st for Independent venue week! This is something I’m extremely excited about, and cannot wait to get on stage! Here’s a full list of the shows coming up this January! As a few of you might know, I’ve been annoyingly teasing new music for the last few months, and it is now the time for all of that to start its way into your headphones! After months of working on new material in the studio, with producer Paul Demarco, creating a project I am so proud of, and cannot wait for you to hear it! I will be releasing a brand new single next month (February 2019), and I hope you’re ready for it, well I know I am. It’s a song that literally flew out of nowhere, and lead us to being really adventurous with new sounds, and working towards a completely new voice for this project. All will be revealed shortly, but for now, here’s another little teaser for you! This Friday coming up, i’ll be playing at Borassic in Menai Bridge for the first time, a great new cocktail bar, that I cannot wait to bring my music to! If you’re in the area, be sure to come and have a listen! It’s FREE ENTRY, music starts at 8pm! After that, the very next day on the Saturday, I’ll be playing at The Station in Colwyn Bay for the Connect Buddies charity, a great cause & a great evening! See you there! Until next week!
I’m not sure I even believe it myself, but it’s somehow the last blog post of the year! It’s a crazy thing to contemplate, the amazing year that has been is now at an end! It’s not all sad though, a new year means new possibilities and opportunities! It feels only right to reflect on the amazing year that I’ve had, and share some of my highlights! I started the year off promoting my single “Headlights”, which went down really well on the radio, and brought a new excitement to ‘Lost Like Alice’. To put out such a stripped back song, and have it responded to in such a brilliant way was amazing! My first show of 2018 was at Manchester Academy, and was a massive step up from anything I’d ever done before! To be on a stage that so many incredible artists have played at was such an overwhelming thing! Just before the show my single “Crooked Lines” came out, and has ever since become a bit of a fan favourite at all my shows! Its mad to know people connect with what I’m doing, and continue to try and see where the music can go next! It was all a massive step for me, as I was able to put out a completely self recorded EP, that was getting so much respect and admiration! I still can’t quite understand how it all worked, from starting the project to finishing, but am so proud with the songs that were born from it! As it is New Years Eve, and you’ve all probably got some great plans for the evening, I hope you all have a wonderful time! I put out a video highlight yesterday, with the first listen at some brand new music! I’ve made it no secret that I’ve been working on something really special, and 2019 is the year for it! I’ve been working with producer Paul Demarco again, who produced the first Lost Like Alice EP “Thread”. The new direction these songs have taken is so exciting, and cannot wait to share it with you! For now enjoy this video, and I’ll see you all in the new year!
So here it is, the last blog post before Christmas Day is upon us! It’s been a whirlwind of a year, Christmas being the perfect time to reflect on it all! I’ve now finished with shows for the year, now looking towards the new opportunities next year. It’s a weird one being so busy up until the very end of 2018, but I’ve had a blast with it! On Thursday I returned to the Cove in Bangor to make my third appearance, playing some new songs, and just generally having a great time! On Saturday I finished my year of gigs off with a bang, at Conwy Christmas Food Festival, with a great audience, great food, and a great environment. I’m now looking forward to Christmas, spending time with family & friends, before starting to plan for the new year! I feel nothing but thankful for everyone who’s shown their support this year, so I put up a little surprise for you all the other day! I have made an unplugged video for Innocent, performed in a really chilled setting, and I really hope you’ve enjoyed! It’s a song that means a lot to me, and brings me so much joy to be able to play it live every time. It’s definitely been one of my musical highlights of the year, and I cannot wait to bring you some new music! Starting off in January I’ll be supporting the talented John Adams in The Pavilion Mid Wales, for independent venue week! I’m crazy excited and cannot wait to spend the evening playing some new songs, to new people! I started off 2018 playing at Manchester Academy, so am very excited to be starting 2019 in another great way! There is going to be a whole lot of a great gig announcements coming soon, so get your calendar ready! Let’s go for bigger and better! I hope you’ve all got everything in place for Christmas tomorrow, and hope you have a brilliant day! There will be some big announcements from me in the new year so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Until then, Merry Christmas!
Merry Monday! Got loads of exciting things to tell you about from this week so let’s get started! As Christmas is only a touching distance away, it’s been a mad couple of weeks, loads to do in such little time, and usually means that there’s not much musical activity going on. This year however I’ve been busy all year, even now in the last stretch to Christmas! On Saturday & Sunday I went up to Old Colwyn to play their Christmas Market! It’s the first one for the town, and was so great to be a part of it! There was a great selection of stalls, and though the weather didn’t help, everyone still got into the Christmas spirit! I was lucky enough to play on the Saturday and The Sunday, and was a pleasure to do so! I came prepared on Sunday with gloves, as my hands were turning blue from the Saturday which doesn’t exactly help with the performance! Never the less, was a brilliant event to be a part of! It was supposed to be my last event of the year, but am I really happy to be going back to The Cove in Bangor for the 3rd time! It’s a great opportunity to be playing so regularly in a really local venue! It’s a great place for people to hear the new songs, and get a first taste for the new project! Speaking of gigs, I’ve got some really exciting events coming up in the new year, the first of which is for “Independent Venue Week” on January 31st, a brilliant festival that will be happening all over the place, supporting independent venues and artists, bringing people together for some brilliant events! I’ll be supporting John Adams in The Pavillion in Llandrindod Wells on January 31st, and tickets are now available! Be sure to come out! I’ve been playing so many new songs in my set recently, transitioning from my last EP to the new one, which is a really exciting thing! I still play a lot of the older stuff, just mixed in with the new songs I’m so excited about! Hear it for yourself at my next show at The Cove on Thursday! Its now week 20 of “20 Weeks Of Lost Like Alice”, giving you more insight into the world of Lost Like Alice! It’s been really fun to do, and will start a new project with the blog from next week!
Merry Monday! If you’re new to this blog then welcome! Every Monday there’s a brand new blog post, sharing my musical activities for the week, first announcements of shows, videos, and some photography! If you’ve been here before, then welcome back! There’s been a few updates to the site over the last few weeks, with new page headers, and a general polishing of the site! My main goal was to have a great home for my music, and everything else that I do. It’s somewhere to spend some time and get involved! As exciting as that all is, I’m sure you came to read about the music, so back to the musical talk.. On Thursday I returned to The Cove in Bangor, a brilliant new Coffee & Rum Shack in Bangor, with brilliant decor, neon lighting & a great selection of Food & Drink, perfect for a lovely evening out! I had a great time playing there again, the acoustics are amazing, and is always great to see some brand new faces, and introduce them to my music! My next show is at Old Colwyn Christmas Fair on December 16th, a great way to get in to the Christmas Spirit, spend time with friends and get merry! I’ll be playing a load of brand new songs, so be sure to come out and have a listen! On Tuesday I will be going back into the studio with Paul DeMarco, polishing off the new tracks and getting a single ready to go! It’s been such a brilliant experience so far working on this project, really pushing the boundaries of anything we have created together before, and finding the right direction to put these new ideas across! It’s been a great thing working completely under the radar, in complete secrecy focusing on nothing other than the brand new music! As it is the 10th Of December, Christmas is obviously on all our minds, and of course what we have to look forward to in the new year! 2019 is going to be a year of a lot of new music from me, tonnes of new shows In brand new places, and hopefully introducing some new people to my music. The whole journey of Lost Like Alice has been incredible so far, and I cannot wait to see where it goes next! Through my Spotify account, I was able to see all the interactions with my music this year, and was overwhelming to see! 20 different countries, 1K Minutes, 197 Fans, and a big thank you from me! To know that my music is reaching people all over the world such a bizarre concept to get my head around, but am so grateful to everyone who has shown their support in some way! Let’s keep on growing in 2019!
Lots of exciting things to talk about this week, don’t really know where to start but let’s give it a go! Over the past few days I’ve been working hard on updating my website, making it an even better home for my music, and everything else that I do! As I’m currently booking for 2019, I made a booking page making it that much easier to arrange a show! Everything anyone might need to know can be found all in one place, so let’s get something in the calendar! After that I started working on some really cool website visuals, heading each page, making it look that much better! I love working on designs and new ideas, and am always looking for ways in which I can improve the site! Be sure to check it out, and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see on there! Back to the music, I’m returning to play at Cove Bangor on Thursday after a brilliant first show! Be sure to come out and have a listen! I’m getting closer and closer everyday to finishing and releasing new music! It’s been a while since 20 came out, and am now getting a brand new single ready! Really pushing the boundaries of what I’ve done before, and I cannot wait for you to hear it! I’ve been talking about the new Music for a while, whilst still keeping some details hidden, so it will be great to finally spill what I’ve been working on! I’m hopefully back in the studio a few more times before Christmas to get everything ready for the new project! As it’s not far from Christmas, and then the new year, it leaves me excited for all the new opportunities that present themselves. 2019 will be a big year for new Music from ‘Lost Like Alice’, and I cannot wait for you to be a part of it! Check out the poster for my upcoming show at The Cove below!
It’s been a bit of a mad week, so much fun though! It’s that time of year when you expect things to die down as you start to plan for the year ahead, but I couldn’t have been more wrong this week! Starting off on Tuesday, I went into the studio to start finishing off the new project, and it’s really getting there! So many exciting new songs to share! I started working on a brand new song, which is an annoying thing that I do, when I already have so much to finish but it’s so worth it! The rest of the week I had my annual winter cold which wasn’t the best timing, but honey and lemon does the job! On Thursday I headed up to Cove In Bangor, which is a brand new Jamaican themed bar, with Cockatils and regular live music nights! I had such a great time playing, and is always a pleasure to visit new venues! Then Yesterday (Sunday), I had a last minute gig at the Beaumaris Victorian Christmas market, outside the pier house bistro! It was such a lovely event to play, seeing everyone starting to get into the Christmas spirit, although it’s not even November yet! My next show is at Borassic in Menai Bridge, which is a really cool cocktail bar that recently opened, and I’ll be playing there on December the 2nd! Since there’s so much new music going on at the minute, so expect to hear some! After that I’ll be returning to Cove on December the 6th, and I can’t wait! I had such a great time playing there and I cannot wait to return! After that I’ll be playing my last shows of the year at Old Colwyn Christmas Fair, the perfect way to tie off such a good year! Be sure to come and have a listen, and join in the festivities!
It’s Monday again, which means there’s loads of exciting new things to tell you about! I’ve spent this week planning for 2019, and rounding off 2018 with a bang! I’ve been working really hard on getting some really exciting shows together for next year, and I can’t wait to get started with some incredible opportunities coming up! Though there’s still a glimpse left of 2018, and what a year it has been! I’ve got three gigs left this year, and couldn’t be more excited about them! It’s a brilliant time of year to come out and celebrate the amazing year it has been, listen to some live music, have some great food and drink, and have a great laugh! On November the 22nd I’ll be playing at Cove in Bangor, playing original rock, blues and the more delicate, in the perfect setting. Think cocktails and great vibes! It’s my first time playing and I cannot wait! It’s Free Entry so make sure you come down! I’m going to be playing two sets of brand new songs, some less new, and a bunch of other exciting stuff! Check out the poster below! It’s a really exciting week coming up, not just because of my show, but I’m back in the studio tomorrow polishing off some brand new songs! There’s so much I’ve been quiet about, but I cannot wait to let you in on what I’ve been up to! There’s a whole bunch of exciting new songs coming, and I cannot wait to put them out! With all this exciting music in the works, I’m planning a small tour next year in the uk, playing all types of venues, getting my songs out to new audiences. All ideas will be considered, even the really mad ones! Be sure to get in touch and we’ll get something in the calendar! I’m really excited for December, not just for Christmas, but because I’m finishing off my year of gigs, playing two days at Old Colwyn Christmas Fair! It’s an awesome event to finish off the year with and I can’t wait! The fair is on December 15th & 16th, come on down to join in the festivities! See you there!
I’ve been back creating, and putting out new video content on my YouTube Channel recently, as it was always one of my favourite ways to interact with you all. I’ve not done as much as I would of liked over the last few months, and am working towards changing that! I have put out three brand new videos in the last few weeks which are now up for you to enjoy! Starting with the Headlights Video, filmed on a snowy day in February, a live session of Twenty (When We Wake), and a short clip from my show at Dewi Sant Church a few weeks back! Have a watch below!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really enjoying getting back into shows, working on new music, and creating some cool video content for you! It’s a bit of a crazy time for me as there’s so much going on, and I can’t wait to see what the new year has to offer! I’m actively looking to fill my calendar for next year, making it another year to remember! Food Festivals, summer festivals, cool bars, you name it and I’ll be there! Get in touch about your event, and we can make it one to remember! I’ve been busy all year with incredible opportunities, and am so grateful to everyone who’s been a part of it! I am now starting to get ready for my last two shows of the year, at Old Colwyn Christmas Fair on December 15th & 16th! There will be great food & drink in a brilliant setting! Make sure you come and help me celebrate what a year of shows it has been! Next year will be an important one, as I’m set to put out a load of exciting new music, video content, tonnes of gig dates and loads more! I’ve recently started a course with the Open University which is certainly keeping me busy, but am finding the right balance between that and my music. It’s a great time for me at the moment and am really excited about everything that’s coming up! Its a great thing to be so passionate about a project, and see how it is developing over the years. I keep growing the boundaries of what Lost Like Alice can be, and coming up with new ideas to push the project forward! I had such an overwhelming response to the Twenty EP, considering it was completely self produced on really minimal gear. I’m working on something completely different to 20, seeing where the music takes me next! It’s all really exciting! I’m looking to play at new places in 2019, possibly getting a little tour sorted when I start releasing new music! Be sure to get In touch and we will get something in the calendar!
Yeah It’s safe to say it’s been a hell of a weekend! Another weekend full of brilliant shows, great venues, and awesome crowds! On Friday I headed to Colwyn Bay to play in Dewi Sant Church for Glyn Fest! It’s been a long time since playing in a church, and you seriously cannot beat the acoustics! The sound just echoes around the room, and is such a brilliant experience whilst playing! It was a great place to try out some new music, and play to such a receptive audience! I got a bit unlucky and broke a string on only my second song, but after a short break to restring, I came back to deliver the rest of my set! These things happen and you can’t plan for it, you just need to be prepared to fix a problem quickly if one comes up! On Saturday I headed down to Manchester to play at Flour & Flagon for Oxjam Manchester, to close the acoustic stage! The event was so much fun, and for such a brilliant cause! I love being in the city, and was such a lovely event to come down for! I’ve only got two shows left this year, and hope to finish them off with a bang! I’ll be closing the stage at Colwyn Bay Christmas Market on December 14th & 15th! Be sure to come down, and join in the festivities! I’ve had such a blast this year with events, promoting the 20 EP and getting it out to you! It’s now time for a new stage of Lost Like Alice, as I get closer to bring you brand new music! It’ll be worth the wait I promise! I’ve been really working hard on getting new video content out to you this past week. I feel I’ve not put up enough recently, so want to change that! This all started with finding the long lost music video for ‘Headlights’, which was filmed in the snow back in February. It’s such a fun video, and was completely unplanned, which is something you can see in the shots! Make sure you check that out below! My cat decided to get involved in the filming, by attacking my leg and just generally not being very helpful! Speaking of video content, I uploaded a short clip from Friday nights show at Dewi Sant Church! Like I said, the acoustics are insane, so couldn’t resist getting some great content for you! It’s a clip of brand new song, so enjoy this exclusive listen! I’m working on a tonne of new music, new content, and generally just a load of exciting new things for you all!
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Of the EP, Ben says:
'20' is a combination of impactful stories from my life, leading up to who I am as person. It's me in a room, channelling my ideas, my thoughts and feelings, into a collection of songs that I'm incredibly proud of. The EP was completely self produced, and was such a refreshing experience.