Ben Miller Band move tour to November/December02-04-2020
The Ben Miller Band's early D.I.Y. approach extended to the lo-tech, largely self-built, instruments that the members still play on stage, including Miller's thrift-shop guitars and banjos and Scott Leeper's one-string washtub bass. The band's use of offbeat instrumentation, however, shouldn't be misunderstood as a gimmick. Growing up in rural Curlew, Washington, Ben Miller began playing guitar at 16, turning his back on a promising career as a visual artist to focus on music. He gained experience busking and performing in open-mike nights while road-tripping around America, and during an extended stint in Eastern Europe. He eventually found kindred spirits in Scott Leeper and original BMB drummer Doug Dicharry.
A lot has been going on with the band. Not too long ago the sad news of Smilin' Bob Lewis' passing came to us. Ben Miller Band strengthens themselves with the idea that Smilin' Bob Lewis would have wished for the band to continue what they do best: tour.
At this very moment the band were supposed to be in Spain but the current crisis has made us reschedule the tour to November/December (announced today!). The band will tours as originally planned: in the new set up, going back to the original three piece style with a new drummer/washboard player: Mitch Twombley.
19/11: Turin, IT - Blah Blah
20/11: Cantu, IT - All'1e35 Circa
21/11: Ferrara, IT - Circolo Blackstar
26/11: Olten, CH - Vario Bar
29/11: Bilbao, ESP - Crazy Horse
01/12: Barcelona, ESP - Rocksound
02/12: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
03/12: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues
04/12: Madrid, ESP - Wurlitzer Ballroom
05/12: Vigo, ESP - Rouge
08/12: Ittre, BE - Zik Zak
09/12: Arnhem, NL - Luxor Live
11/12: Zaandam, NL - Flux
12/12: Puurs, BE - JH Kabal
13/12: Breda, NL - Mezz
15/12: Düsseldorf, DE - The Pitcher
17/12: Odense, DK - Dexter
18/12: Hamburg, DE - Sound Yard
19/12: Altlandsberg, DE - The Buchholz Saloon
20/12: Dortmund, DE - Blue Notez Club