In something of a backward nod to the ways of a bygone era, its fair to say that Ben Hemming didn’t so much find the blues… as the blues found him.
It was during a particularly troublesome period in his life, stuck in a dead end job, and having watched his girlfriend walk out of his life, that he decided the only option was to seek change. Big change. Leaving all of his emotional baggage behind, he embarked upon a musical pilgrimage around America that eventually would come to define not just his sound, but also his own identity.
Since that day he has never looked back, having toured Europe and America several times since, released two albums, his third ‘The Devil beside Me’ due for release on the 31st of May, and received critical acclaim; The Blues Magazine called him ‘A unique musical identity’; Blues Blast Magazine described his songs as being ‘of bleak beauty’ and Americana U.K. placed him at the forefront of the so-called ‘new Blues’ movement.
Ben Hemming’s third album ‘The Devil Beside Me’ is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, C.D. and vinyl. Listen here: https://fanlink.to/bQbM