Ben Howard plays the 3 Arena January 25th 2019. Tickets from €46.87.
With his background in rural folk music, traditional acoustic melodies and outdoor living, it’s no surprise that Ben Howard’s sound combines the best of these elements to create something unique. A birthday gift gave him his first guitar aged just eight years old and set him onto the path towards stardom. A string of awards later and Ben Howard is a big name not just in the UK and Ireland but on an international playing field.
Coming from South Devon, Ben Howard says he always had a keen interest in music. While studying journalism at university, he worked on a magazine supporting his other passion, surfing. The community’s support of his music led him to leave education just six months prior to his graduation in order to focus entirely on his music career. Building his reputation throughout Cornwall and Devon by contact with the surfing scene, his melodic folk with its beach influence was a massive hit. He sent himself away on tour for several months, selling out every venue he visited in the UK and Europe. He toured material from his three EPs, Games in the Dark 2008, These Waters 2009 and Old Pine EP in 2010.