I'm not going to lie January has been a very productive start to the year. I've been filled with a new sense of motivation and optimism despite what feels like another year of restrictions.
And unfortunately it seems that live gigs will have to be put on the back burner once again. But I'm going to do my best to make that up to you by putting out lots of cool new music. I decided I wanted to get back into the studio, and instead of bringing my band along a I wanted to strip back my sound and give you an idea of how my songs start there life, as a raw acoustic performance, as I first wrote them. So I will be releasing an EP of acoustic sessions, that I recently recorded in Masterlink studios, the first single of which will be an acoustic version of 'Dark Deals' out on the 15th February. You can pre-order it here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/benhemming/dark-deals-acoustic
Here's a little taster of the song for you to enjoy and give you and idea what to expect.
The song has already gained some great radio play with support and coverage from Blues From the Ouse with Paul Winn & Ben Darwin on Jorvik Radio, Blues On The Radio with Richard Dunning, The Blues Cruise and finally I talked with Rodger McCormick about the effects of Brexit on musicians on Brooklands Radio. You can listen to the show here.
Another way I hope to make up for the lack of of gigs is to use the power of the internet and livestream my good self performing live on facebook. And if you missed my recent livestream I'm performing again on the 25th of Feb on my Facebook page RSVP to the event here.
And new music is on the horizon in a big way, I'm planning on getting back into the studio to record my next studio in the summer, and on that positive note I bid you farewell until next time.