Benjamin Francis Leftwich – In The Open EP

November 28, 2012

Benjamin Francis Leftwich bears a passing resemblance to a Gnome. The picture above doesn’t quite do the comparison justice, but trust me, I’ve seen him live and with his well-worn beanie in place he’s a spit for Big Ears from the Noddy cartoons. Granted he lacks the white beard and red pointy hat synonymous with Gnomes the world over, but let’s not spoil our tale.

I find it quite easy to imagine that at night all the Gnomes around the globe form into little local communities, Gnome gangs if you will. These Gnome gangs spend their nights rampaging the streets of our towns; they play pranks on sleeping pets, desecrate our garden ponds and cause havoc to our shrubbery. Then before the dawn comes, once their moonlit antics are done, they settle down with their MP3 players and spin some Benjamin Franics Leftwich tunes. It’s true people.

Anyways, Ben is back with a new EP – In The Open. Check:

Buy In The Open by Benjamin Francis Leftwich on CD from Amazon and / or get his first album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
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One Comment

  1. Ephraim Zimbalist says:

    Randy Newman had it right:

    Yeah, it’s those little sods who regularly leave an empty cider bottle in the middle of our immaculate lawn. Small, cheaply drunk, and littering, too.

    Who sniggered? Own up, or I’ll keep the lot of you in after class.

    Liking Mr Leftwich’s sparse arrangements, the vocals, and that ringing guitar. All power to his elbows.

    Just gone back to read your earlier gig review. “I still have nightmares about British Home Stores.” Matt, there’s a Survivors’ Group, and I am a founder member. Did you also suffer the original Sainsbury’s, with their separate meat and cheese counters, and all that business with the two tills? I can put you in touch with a counsellor. Just don’t mention Murfin’s to me, or the incident with the frozen sprouts. Children should not be forced to run errands. There’s little enough time to run around in the sunlight.