BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//wp-events-plugin.com//6.3//EN TZID:Europe/London X-WR-TIMEZONE:Europe/London BEGIN:VEVENT UID:244@lewesconclub.com DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20230419T193000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20230419T230000 DTSTAMP:20230203T132343Z URL:https://www.lewesconclub.com/events/john-smith-ben-ottewell/ SUMMARY:John Smith & Ben Ottewell DESCRIPTION:Hilltop Sessions Presents: John Smith &\; Ben Ottewell\n\nTw o song writing legends unite to bring us their songs as they've never perf ormed them before.\n\nBar from 5:00pm. Doors 7:30pm to 11:00. Show starts approx. 8 to 8:15pm.\n\nTickets and more info: www.hilltopsessions.co.uk\n \nAbout the Event - We've been trying to make this particular session happ en for a while and are absolutely delighted it is happening. Ben and John are some of our favourite artists. They have been friends for many years\, so when we suggested they perform together they agreed\, to our great joy . Supremely gifted songwriters and guitarists with magical voices. This wi ll be a truly unique evening.\n\nJohn Smith - has built a reputation as on e of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Born in Essex\, raised by the Devon seaside\, and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liver pool\, John has released eight albums with over 55 million Spotify streams . He has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms\, festival tents and sold-out concert halls. He is a genuine folksinger\, an inquisi tive truth-seeker\, devoted song interpreter and enchanting writer. He has released eight records - “Headlong” (2017) reached #15 in the Indie B reakers chart\, #1 on iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter chart\, and over his cat alogue has amassed over 50 million Spotify streams. ‘The Fray’ is Smit h’s sixth studio album\, and his vulnerability throughout is offered to his listeners\, unadorned. “It’s been a hell of a year\, but I feel I ’ve created my most honest work as a result\, and as a necessity. A lot of these songs are about accepting that life is hard\, but just holding on and trying to enjoy it anyway.” The album includes collaborations with Sarah Jarosz\, Courtney Hartman\, The Milk Carton Kids and Bill Frisell\, and Lisa Hannigan.\n\nBen Ottewell - is a founding member of Gomez\, the B ritish rock act whose debut album\, Bring It On\, won the Mercury Music Pr ize in 1998. Gomez never had a designated frontman -- Ottewell\, Ian Ball\ , and Tom Gray all sang\, and the band’s albums usually included several vocal performances from each -- but Ottewell took the helm more than his bandmates\, making him one of the group's most prominent members. After re leasing the band's sixth album in 2009\, he began paving the way for a sol o career\, making his debut with the release of 2011's Shapes &\; Shado ws. His second album\, Rattlebag\, followed in 2014. In May 2017\, Ben rel eased his third album\, A Man Apart. He is currently recording new songs w ith Gomez. ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.lewesconclub.com/wp-content/uploads/ 2022/12/JSmithBOttewell2023.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/London X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/London BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20230326T020000 TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:BST END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR