Thursday, 16 August 2018

Benjamin W Pike RE-RELEASES 'City Living' Tomorrow From His Current Album 'A Burdensome Year' (2017)





Benjamin William Pike is a critically acclaimed acoustic roots musician from Leeds, West Yorkshire. He re-releases his single City Living next this Friday. Taken from his current album ‘A Burdensome Year’.

Ben also played a studio track for BBC Radio 2’s Who is My Neighbour? The track has received numerous BBC Radio plays, including a BBC local radio session for BBC Leeds. He has also graced major commercial radio stations with an appearance on Metro Radio this year. He released his brand new single City Living in late 2017. Taken from his current album ‘A Burdensome Year’. Ben also played a studio track for BBC Radio 2’s Who is My Neighbour? The track has received numerous BBC Radio plays, including a BBC local radio session for BBC Leeds. He has also grace major commercial radio stations with an appearance on Metro Radio this year. The most recent album review from The Music Site said the album was “ beautifully composed and personal, new album” The most recent album review from The Music Site said the album was “ beautifully composed and personal, new album”

He released his brand new single City Living in late 2017. Taken from his current album ‘A Burdensome Year’. Ben also played a studio track for BBC Radio 2’s Who is My Neighbour? The track has received numerous BBC Radio plays, including a BBC local radio session for BBC Leeds. He has also grace major commercial radio stations with an appearance on Metro Radio this year.

The most recent album review from The Music Site said the album was “beautifully composed and personal, new album”

You can hear and download the track on soundcloud


A virtuoso guitarist, adept at playing steel string, lap slide and pedal steel, Benjamin explores folk, alt. country, blues and beyond. His debut album – ‘Being & Nothingness’ was highly praised for it’s originality and unique musicianship and became one of Folk Radio’s albums of the year in 2013. Benjamin has played across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada and has been invited to open for such luminaries as The Felice Brothers, C.W.Stoneking, Nell Bryden, The Low Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelly Joe Phelps and ‘Cactus’ Jim Soldi (Johnny Cash’s guitarist).


The new 2017 album - ‘A Burdensome Year’ has been picked again for album of the month by Folk Radio and has been featured in The Independent
by legendary rock critic Andy Gill as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from national folk and roots publications including R2 magazine and fRoots magazine. On the strength of ‘A Burdensome Year’ Benjamin was also asked to perform a live session for BBC Radio London which is available through BBC iPlayer.

“Handy with the guitar, this hangdog Yorkshireman” Songlines

“Brilliant fingerstyle guitarist” – The Independent

“The understated acoustic virtuoso” – R2 Magazine

“Folky, bluesy and fine it is too” – BBC London

“Outstanding guitarist and songwriter” – Folk Radio UK

“Brilliant, faultless guitar player” – Folk London


“Genuinely Creative and brilliantly deft” – Fatea Magazine

“Distinctive, involving, and rather inventive” – froots Magazine

Listen - Soundcloud link to new album - 'A Burdensome Year'

Spotify link to new album - 'A Burdensome Year'

Watch live video for ‘Ties That Bind’



Website - www.benjaminwilliampike.co.uk