Lighter Than the Atom/ Shinyshiny
* 'excellent' - Jools Holland * 'upbeat, happy music'- Sound On Sound * 'infectious pop nuggets'- BBC What's On Ben Godwin loves New York. "There's songs everywhere here, just waiting to be written. You can stand on any street corner, put out your hand, and grab 'em out of the air." This Londoner writes songs about the dream-life of the city and the people in it, and conjures them in vivid color with a voice that bursts with power and feeling. Ben emerged on the London scene in the early part of the century with an acoustic guitar and an EP, Four Songs. A kicking live band formed around the nucleus of Ben's singing and playing, and soon they were playing legendary London venues like the 12 Bar, the Troubadour and the Kashmir Klub. Two more EPs followed, =shinyshiny= and Lighter than the Atom, leading to radio play and dates around the UK. At the end of 2005, Ben shed his musical skin, grew a new set of wings, and flew across the Atlantic in search of further adventures. 2006 sees him starting from scratch- newly arrived in New York, writing more prolifically than ever, delighting audiences all over town, and exploring new collaborations. A new record -SKIN AND BONE- is coming in early 2007, bringing together everything Ben has learned, and capturing a new sound and a new energy- raw, passionate, and hypnotic. Check bengodwin.com for all the latest news on what Ben's up to!