Ottewell for Mad Hatters

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Singer and lead guitarist of Gomez, Ben Ottewell makes his solo debut at Mad Hatters in April.

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Described by Rolling Stone as “Gomez’s not-so-secret weapon”, Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos as exampled on the Mercury Prize-winning album “Bring It On”.

His debut album , released in 2011, Shapes & Shadows was described as being ” more low-key, melancholy, and acoustic driven” saw one of it’s tracks appearing on Tv’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’.

March sees Ottewell ploay six dates in America, whilst April draws him back from the other side of the Atlantic to play a UK tour in support of his recently-released critically-acclaimed album, ‘Rattlebag’.

“Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell’s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along.

Ben plays Mad Hatters, Inverness on the 15th of April, tickets available on line.

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