‘Time Has Come’ was not only the title of Ben Poole’s last studio album – but also the consensus of the press, punters and star players
‘Time Has Come’ was not only the title of Ben Poole’s last studio album – but also the consensus of the press, punters and star players who have caught this British gunslinger on his rise from hot-tip to headline act. Now with brand new and highly anticipated album ‘Anytime You Need Me’ on the horizon and an extensive European Tour to support it, it appears things are only going from strength to strength with this now well established Blues, Rock & Soul guitarist, singer and songwriter.Ben has moved fast since he burst out of the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music onto the post-millennial scene. We’ve had the breakthrough debut album (2012’s ‘Let’s Go Upstairs’). We’ve had the rocket-fuelled live release (2014’s ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’). ‘Time Has Come’ fused both sides of Ben’s musical personality, capturing the gritty velocity of his shows in a studio context. “We really wanted to get a balance between a live sounding album and a well-produced, polished-sounding one,” he explains. “There’s a rawness and edginess, but also a subtlety and intimacy. I think we captured what I’m all about with that album, but with the new album the small but amazing team around me pushed me even further as an artist, and as a result we’ve created something way beyond what I could have ever imagined I was capable of.