Good Times was inspired by a trip Ben took to New Orleans. Whilst traveling out there he had the grand privilege of not only seeing, but also getting to play with, Ian Smith and The Frenchman Street Horns. This collaboration, combined with a vast array of ideas Ben had been developing for songs, led to the creation of an international recording featuring some of Great Britain’s finest players hand in hand with an incredible brass section from New Orleans. The album was recorded at PMC (Plymouth, UK) and Fudge Studios (New Orleans, USA).
The material has been written with an ironic twist on the popular love song, brought to life with traditional music.
If you like funky rockin’ blues….. you will not be disappointed.
“An extraordinarily talented bluesman, not only a joy to listen to but also interesting to watch, his style is mood-lifting, bringing old numbers to life and representing them to new audiences in a way that makes them sound fresh, whilst he is careful to stay true to the original. A truly underrated performer who is immensely happy doing what he loves and loving what he does”. (Ellie Hudson, The Plymouth Evening Herald)
“Meeting Ben and working with him on the album Good Times has been an exciting opportunity for myself and my band”. (Ian Smith, The Frenchman St Horns, New Orleans).