Ben Poole releases his brand new studio album Anytime You Need Me on Friday 14th September 2018 via Manhaton Records. It follows his acclaimed 2016 album Time Has Come and Live At The Royal Albert Hall that was recorded by the BBC in 2014.
Anytime You Need Me was recorded at Superfly Studios in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire and produced by King King drummer Wayne Proctor. “It was an absolute joy to work again with Wayne,” said Poole. “He has a great ear and knows me well as an artist, and the result is amazing.”
The new studio album marks a point in Ben’s career where he feels he’s really found himself as an all-round guitarist, singer and song-writer. The best representation on a studio record so far of the attitude, energy and excitement that he brings to his live shows. The album is said to be a melting pot of rock, blues and soul but with a pop sensibility in the songwriting allowing it to feel accessible throughout. The overall sound showcases a lot of grit and a swagger, with special emphasis on guitar tones and instrumental performances from everyone who played on the album.
For Anytime You Need Me Poole has said he was ready to do something harder hitting and more guitar based than previous album Time Has Come. While the main focus remained the writing of great songs more focus was given to Ben Poole the artist. The team was kept small and avoided having too much outside influence on the direction of the music. The album was co-written by Poole with Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright.
To celebrate the release of Anytime You Need Me Ben Poole will embark on a 14 date UK tour in November and December. Tickets for all concerts can be booked by clicking here.
BEN POOLE – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 UK TOUR
Latest Music Bar, Brighton Wednesday 21 November
The Stables, Milton Keynes Thursday 22 November
Old Schoolhouse, Barnsley Friday 23 November
The Meeting Room, Elland Saturday 24 November
The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Wednesday 28 November
Oran Mor, Glasgow Thursday 29 November
Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen Friday 30 November
The Green Hotel, Kinross Saturday 1 December
Früit, Hull Wednesday 5 December
Real Time Live, Chesterfield Thursday 6 December
The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber Friday 7 December
Half Moon Putney, London Wednesday 12 December
The Musician, Leicester Thursday 13 December
The Railway, Winchester Saturday 15 December