Ben Miller Band tours Europe in November/December 202112-11-2020
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.
Once again we are forced to reschedule their tour. The tour was supposed to start in a few dates but is now moved to November/December of next year. 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: Ferrara, IT - Circolo Blackstar
25/11: Barberaz, FR - Le Brin de Zinc
27/11: Olten, CH - Vario Bar
30/11: Barcelona, ESP - TBA
01/12: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
02/12: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues
03/12: Madrid, ESP - Wurlitzer Ballroom
04/12: Vigo, ESP - Rouge
07/12: Ittre, BE - Zik Zak
08/12: Arnhem, NL - Luxor Live
10/12: Zaandam, NL - Flux
11/12: Puurs, BE - JH Kabal
12/12: Breda, NL - Mezz
13/12: Düsseldorf, DE - The Pitcher
15/12: Recklinghausen, DE - Creative Outlaws
16/12: Odense, DK - Dexter
17/12: Hamburg, DE - Sound Yard
18/12: Altlandsberg, DE - The Buchholz Saloon