Aiken promotions present
BEN MILLER BAND
The Workman’s Club, Dublin
30 July 2015.
“I don’t remember having stood through an opening act’s show in quite sometime but
I couldn’t seem to leave, they were that engaging.” – Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top
The Ben Miller Band spent nearly all of last year on the road touring their acclaimed sophomore album, Any Way, Shape Or Form. The Joplin Mo. Trio spent the Summer of ’14 earning standing ovations opening for ZZ Top in Europe. will reconnect with the Texas rock legends this spring for their U.S. tour.
From their musical stew of “Ozark Stomp,” a frenetic amalgamation of rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass,Mountain music and country, to their riotous, jaw-dropping live shows that defy expectation andExplanation, the Ben Miller Band creates a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Last September, the band wowed audiences at the Americana Music Fest in Nashvilleand were highlighted by Rolling Stone as one of the “20 best things we saw” who exclaimed “it was their strapping musicality and pop sensibilities (charismatic vocal interplay, redblooded arrangements etc) applied to their eccentrically old-timey instrumentation (spoons through distortion pedal, amplified washboard, washtub bass, rotary phone receiver micand such) that won over fans of hooky blues-rock,” Adding, “It works pretty much the same way when they get in front of any crowd in search of a great, sweaty show.”
Any Way, Shape Or Form, produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Wanda Jackson, Kings of Leon), isan exhilarating listen that’s been garnering considerable praise and has raised the band’s profile fromgrassroots DIY group to internationally touring sensation. Blurt declared: “As its name suggests, AnyWay, Shape Or Form is a tidy mishmash of blustery boogie, down home designs and a well-heeledbackwoods stomps…with a fun and frivolous outlook to boot. Oh, and it also rocks like hell.” TwangNation hailed the album as a “work of considerable scope executed into a whole of rambunctiouscohesion,” while Saving Country Music eloquently gushed: “Procuring the foundation for their musicfrom the pre-war and Delta blues, and jug and string bands of the deep South, their amorphous sound is like a séance for the creaky bones of past generations to animate back to life from the inalienable pull of an infectious groove.”
Tickets priced €12.50 (inc. booking fee) go on sale Thursday 16th April at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.