Time Has Come – it’s not just the title of Ben Poole’s new studio album – but also the consensus of the press, punters and star players who have caught this British gunslinger on his rise from hot-tip to headline act.
Already, Ben has been dubbed “f*cking amazing” by Jeff Beck, “really great” by Gary Moore, “ferocious” by Guitarist and “one to watch” by The Blues. When his second album lands on April 1st, we’re gonna need some new superlatives…
Ben has moved fast since he burst out of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music onto the post-millennial scene. We’ve had the breakthrough debut album (2013’s Let’s Go Upstairs). We’ve had the rocket-fuelled live release (2014’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall). Now, Time Has Come fuses both sides of Ben’s musical personality, capturing the gritty velocity of his shows in a studio context.
A Really great player!Gary Moore
This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent and should be supported when he comes to a local venue.Blues Matters Magazine
There have been incredible blues records already in 2016. Here’s another. “Time Has Come” is great as it is aptly named. 9.5/10!Maximum Volume Music
Relaxed, easy-going and full of charm...the under-stated numbers are bought to life by a modest genius who is quickly becoming a rather special luminary in his field”Raw Ramp