Son Of Town Hall – spring tour dates

Son Of Town Hall

Welcome to the world of Son Of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England,and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Son of Town Hall was born when the two found themselves side by side aboard a junk raft (“The Son of Town Hall”) crossing the mighty Atlantic in search of new lands, new inspiration, and to recover squandered fortune. The two have sailed their ship back a century or so, and their song and story cycle follows the pair across the open waters and from town to town as they travel the frontier bouncing primarily from one failed endeavour to another. Though they fall for temptation and countless false promises, their belief in humanity and each other never flags.

Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer / songwriter / author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs so pure that they beg you to sing along. But it’s their harmonies that truly sets them apart, a vocal blend and arrangements performed with a tenderness that wouldn’t be possible had the two not travelled so far together alone on the water. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.

Since releasing their self-titled four-track EP, Son Of Town Hall have been out on the road touring packed out shows across America and Europe and are finally heading over to the UK for a string of live dates in March 2018.

Ben Parker became known on the UK circuit after forming singer-songwriter duo Ben & Jason creating four albums and signing to major label Universal in 1999; before moving into the world of writing and production with other artists, and composing for film and television. While he resides in the wilds of the American Southwest, David Berkeley has developed a cult following across the world, releasing six solo albums earning him a ASCAP Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award; as well as writing two books and recently being a guest on This American Life. David’s latest solo release combines a novella of intertwining short stories and an album entitled Cardboard Boat of accompanying songs.

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Artists’ website: www.sonoftownhall.com

‘Honest Man’ – live:

TOUR DATES

Friday 2nd March
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham By Sea
https://bandsintown.com/e/19833349

Saturday 3rd March
The Stables 2, Wavendon
https://bandsintown.com/e/19781629

Sunday 4th March
The Greystones, Sheffield
https://bandsintown.com/e/19768617

Wednesday 7th March
Cecil Sharp House, London
https://bandsintown.com/e/19781646

Thursday 8th March
The Old Stables, Haydon Wick
https://bandsintown.com/e/19830705

Friday 9th March
The Met, Bury
https://bandsintown.com/e/19830669

Saturday 10th March
Grewelthorpe Village Hall, Ripon
https://bandsintown.com/e/19781674

Sunday 11th March
The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club, Shipley
https://bandsintown.com/e/19676476