The next in my Victorious Festival previews features Ben Ottewell. The name alone might not mean very much to you but once you listen to his unmistakeable vocals you will immediately recognise him as the lead singer and guitarist from Gomez.
Ben Ottewell has been instrumental in the their success which has included winning the Mercury Music Prize, NME and Q Magazine awards along with a Brit Awards nomination too. The bands stand out albums include Bring It On, In Our Gun and A New Time.
As a solo artist the Chesterfield born Ottewell released his first solo album Shapes & Shadows in 2011 and his latest solo offering titled is titled Rattlebag. The album features elements of blues, rock and even a bit of country music in there. The stand out tracks I’d recommend you checking out are ‘Red Dress’, ‘Rattlebag’ and ‘Edge’.
Ben is one artist not to be missed and will certainly be one of the highlights of the festival. You can catch Ben headlining the Nevada Music Stage on the Sunday of Victorious.
The festival is being held on Southsea Common on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August. Tickets are available and you can pick one up via the website HERE, or in person from the Meat and Barrel on Palmerston Road.