Ben Nicholls

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Format: CD

Cat No: HUD042CD

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Release Date:  05 April 2024

Label:  Hudson Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078009223

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    Ben Nicholls is an acclaimed double bassist, singer, arranger and composer. Ben's new album Duets features many of the artists he has accompanied over his 30-year career performing with many of the UK's best known folk and indie artists.

    Duets features Nadine Shah, Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman, Seth Lakeman, Tim Eriksen, Kris Drever, Chris Vatalaro, Fay Hield, John Smith, Martin Simpson, Sam Sweeney, Chaim Tannenbaum, Patsy Reid, Evan Jenkins and Jon Boden. Bringing his upright bass playing into focus, the album features arrangements of traditional folk songs as well as newly composed material.

    "During my time as a double bass player I have been lucky enough to travel the world and play with some amazing singers and musicians. It has been a continual source of pleasure to add low frequencies to the works of artists I admire and to play my part in helping them create so many brilliant albums.

    For this album I wanted to turn things around and make bass the focus, so I asked old musical friends to join me in the studio for a series of intimate duets. It was a magical journey with everyone bringing something different to the record, all held together by the voice of my old upright bass..."

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Cuckoo
      • 2. Corydon
      • 3. Down Where The Drunkards Roll
      • 4. Rolling Hornpipe
      • 5. Polly Vaughan
      • 6. I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight
      • 7. Tibby Fowler
      • 8. The Greenland Whale Fisheries
      • 9. Munchhausen
      • 10. Flash company
      • 11. Northern Frisk
      • 12. The Fire
      • 13. Bloody Gardener
      • 14. Elfen Waltz