Ben is pleased to announce the release of his first album of country and folk songs which have been written over the course of the past ten years. Though the recent lockdown has been unfortunate, a lot of time at home has given Ben no excuse not to record these songs. As the record has been produced in isolation, all profits made on each sale will be donated to NHS charities.
Ben’s debut album, Cold Hard Shoulder, features songs he has written over the course of the last decade, going right back to his early University days. The topics covered on this album are as varied as the centenary of the First World War, growing up and moving away from home, local politics, and love.
The first single from the album, I Never Liked Coffee Before You was released back in May and is available to listen to on Spotify now. It also received its premiere radio play on BBC Radio Lincolnshire at the end of May as part of the BBC Upload campaign.
The album will be available on vinyl and CD and released on Friday 28th August. Below you can pre-order your copy of the album in either format. There is also a small postage charge. All albums will be dispatched as close to the 28th August as possible, but you will also get a Digital Copy by email on that date to download and listen to.
On the night of the 28th August, Ben will be hosting a special live stream on his Facebook page. He’ll be performing the whole of the Cold Hard Shoulder album acoustically and telling the stories behind each song. You can find details of the livestream event on Ben’s Facebook page.
As the proceeds from sales will be donated to NHS charities, obviously the more pre-orders that Ben receives, the better. The more people who purchase a copy the lower the production costs will be and the more money Ben will be able to donate to charity.
If you have any questions about the album release, or would like to contact Ben for an interview or further promotional activities related to the album please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Atkinson is a writer, presenter and designer.
He has a broad range of experience and interests which stretch across the creative industries, from broadcasting to writing, design and development. Ben is the author of two novels, the presenter of a syndicated country music programme which airs on stations across the UK, and an established web developer and graphic designer, with a number of national and international websites, branding projects and mobile apps to his name.