Singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich continued his mammoth UK tour last night entertaining a packed hall at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth.

The Yorkshire-man played his fourth tour date after a busy summer playing Reading and Leeds, the Green Man Festival and supporting Lana Del Rey at the iTunes festival. But he seemed fresh-faced on the evening as he charmed the crowd with personal anecdotes throughout the night.

The support consisted of Joe Janiak and Marika Hackman who set up the evening nicely, but nobody could hide the fact that there was only one man the audience wanted to see.

Unsurprisingly he kicked off the night with one of his most well-known songs, Pictures, much to the delight of the audience. This was followed by a mix of tracks from his album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm including, 1904 and Shine.

The crowd were also treated to a new song called Manchester Snow from his upcoming EP which is due to be released towards the end of November.

With the exception of a few songs, Ben spent most of the night playing with his band who are all good friends of his. They played a range of guitars, drums and keyboard and unbelievably a typewriter for one particular song.

An incredible amount of emotion was poured into the songs Ben performed as he shared their meanings with the captivated crowd. The emotion was so intense that people in the audience could be seen with tears running down their cheeks.

They brought the set to a close and the audience responded with a rapturous response and demanded an encore. Sure enough Ben re-emerged for two more songs and ended with the popular Atlas Hands which was the perfect ending to the night and was emphatically received by the sell-out crowd.

In an uncommon move from artists, he announced he was going to come out front after the gig to meet and greet the audience which inadvertently resulted with him being swarmed by fans in the small entrance hall. But this was a nice touch and showed that he cares about his audience.

Ben now goes on to play across the UK before heading to the US and Canada to tour throughout November and December.


Check back on Monday to see what Ben had to say when we caught up with him in his tour bus after his sound check.