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Gig for new EP launch - Weds 13th December 

 

On Wednesday December 13th I'll be playing a gig to launch my new EP 'Refracted Moments (Vol II)' at The Workshop, Old Street, London. Presented by Hot Vox music promoters the night will feature several bands and artists, headlined by Loose Threads. The venue is one I've played a few times before and is a great little spot just a short walk from Old Street Station - they do decent food and good range of cocktails too so worth getting there a little early for a bite to eat! I'll be on stage around 8pm, and sticking around after for a few drinks so be great to see you there if you can make it.

Line-up

Loose Threads 

Electric Eric 

Adam & The Gaslights 

Toby Benson 

Scott Swain

 

 

 

Refracted Moments Launch show blog 

So the 'Refracted Moments' launch show took place at the beginning of July and it was a great night and I've been meaning to write a little blog post to share on my website so here we go!

After some mild drama the week preceding where ticket sales were looking a little low, we ended up having a good solid crowd come down to see me play at 'The Old Queen's Head' and luckily there was beautifully cool air-condition which made a real difference on that hot summer's evening!

I had two great musicians playing with me - Dion Rushe on lead guitar and Sam Weston on Bass and both did some beautfiul delicate harmonies and really helped enrich the sound of the songs.

Dion, Toby & Sam on stage

 

We played a nice long set - around an hour and a half - of songs of mine, from the 'Refracted Moments' series as well as some new songs, some of which I'd never played live to an audience before so that was a really great experience to unleash some new material!

I was also very fortunate to have my talented wife Pippa join my on stage and she & I played a couple of new songs of mine as duets - her Ukulele playing and harmonies were both beautiful and I really am very lucky to have her support both musically and in life!

 

Pippa & Toby

The audience were all great, really attentive and engaged + I even got an encore which I completely wasn't expecting and having played a good long set and being quite shattered by the end I got Pippa to lead the encore with a rendition of 'Jolene', a Dolly Parton cover that she and I have had a lot of fun playing over the last year or so! Sam even managed to wing it on Bass and help make it sound even better! Very unexpected but great fun!

I want to thank those of you that were able to make it along for the night and made it so special and hope you will join me again at another show soon!

Hugs,

Toby

Launch gig for release of 'Refracted Moments' 

I'm very excited to be releasing new music having started on this project so long ago. It is satisfying to see things all start to come together and I'm very excited to be playing a show on 6th July! This gig will be for the launch of the series of EPs 'Refracted Moments' with Volume 1 being release shortly before the gig (June 27th) and will be taking place at the Old Queen's Head in Angel, London.

It is being promoted and managed by the great Hot Vox with whom I have gigged many times in the past and will be featuring the wonderful singer-songwriter Nikki Loy.

I would love to see you there if you can make it! Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door and further details can be found here on my site, or on the Hot Vox website

Direct Ticket link

Big hugs,

 

Toby