Introducing - Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich is an artist from York that specialises in playing acoustic gems, he has just under 4,000 followers on facebook and has played with some high profile artists such as Noah & The Whale, he is releasing an acoustic version of his song 'Pictures' on youtube to gain further fans, the original version is available to stream at the bottom of the post.

'Pictures' is the lead track from Benjamin's eagerly anticipated follow-up EP which was released on March 7th through Dirty Hit, and like his debut is produced by Ian Grimble (Mumford Sons, Manic Street Preachers, Siouxsie The Banshees). The EP melds Benjamin’s flair for delicate and beautiful songwriting as it glides from the deft finger-picking on 'Pictures' into the refined elegance of 'Sophie'. On 'See You Soon', Leftwich’s hope strewn lyrics are offset by delicate melodies and as the EP finishes with 'The Boat', we are left with a lingering reminder of an understated talent.

'Pictures' has been made Hottest Record in the World on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show and was also added to the Radio 1 'In New Music We Trust' Playlist.

Benjamin has just returned from Dublin, the final date of his UK tour and will be heading out to support Noah and the Whale on the following dates:
Wednesday 30th March – Deaf Institue, Manchester w/ Noah & The Whale
Thursday 31st March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/ Noah & The Whale
Saturday 2nd April – Stereo, Glasgow w/ Noah & The Whale
Sunday 3rd April – Whelans, Dublin w/ Noah & The Whale
Monday 4th April – Thekla, Bristol w/ Noah & The Whale.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Pictures by Mud Hut Digital

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Pictures (Acoustic)

By - Fred Bambridge