The Bookshop Band is coming to Dart Music Festival

The Bookshop Band

The Bookshop Band is coming to Dartmouth!
The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and are bringing their uniquely-inspired and accomplished songs to Dartmouth Library. Since their first event in September 2010, the band has written 75 songs inspired by 39 books from Andrew Miller’s “Pure” (2011 Costa Novel of the Year) to Rachel Joyce’s “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, a locally relevant book about a man’s pilgrimage from Kingsbridge to see his old friend. The Bookshop Band will be playing between 1pm and 2pm on Saturday May 11th as part of the Dartmouth Music Festival, at Dartmouth Library, in The Flavel.
The Bookshop Band are three British musician/songwriters, Ben Please, Poppy Pitt and Beth Porter. They struck up a friendship whilst playing with their respective bands at UK music festivals in 2010 and decided to collaborate after their local bookshop proposed the idea in late 2010. Beth has played with Peter Gabriel and currently tours with Eliza Carthy. Ben is part of indie-folk band Urusen, who have recently recorded an album at Peter Gabriel’s Realworld Studio with platinum-selling producer Steve Osborne. Poppy Pitt is an artist and sculptor, and tours with her own band, Poppy and Friends. Ben and Beth also produced the music for a BAFTA winning short animation ‘The Eagleman Stag’. 
The Bookshop Band has received significant radio coverage in the UK. Their first CD, Travels From Your Armchair, was available only from their local bookshop, but word soon spread and they were picked up by UK radio DJ Tom Robinson, who played them on his national show on BBC 6Music. More recently the band had a 10 minute feature on Kirsty Lang’s culture show, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, and the band appeared on BBC 1 as part of a news feature on Britain’s independent bookshops.
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The Bookshop Band
Ben Please
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10th, 11th & 12th may 2013