Ben Curtis

Band
The Moons

The Sand Band 

Instrument
Electric bass guitar - Club Bass

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Ben started playing music at a young age after listening to The Everley Brothers and Roy Orbison in the car with his parents. Ben plays bass for The Sand Band in Liverpool with David McDonnell (Richard Ashcroft, The Coral, Noel Gallagher), Scott Marmion (Ella Guru) and drummer Jay Sharrock (Miles Kane). They released their album "All Through The Night" to positive critical acclaim in 2011 and Mojo described the album, in early 2012, as "one of the albums of last year". Also the album got 8/10 in NME and 4/5 in Q.

Ben has played bass on sessions for artists on Deltasonic Records and is currently recording and playing bass live with The Moons as well as working on the follow up to The Sand Band debut album with Jimi Goodwin from Doves.

Bass influences include James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Mani and John Paul Jones.

 

The Moons feat. Paul Weller - Something Soon HD

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Lauded by Paul Weller (who made a guest appearance on album track Something Soon) The Kinks’ Dave Davies and The Zombies’ Rod Argent, The Moons have also supported The Coral and Mystery Jets, as well as Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye, who handpicked the band for a series of sold out arena shows across Europe. 
Not just musician’s musicians, The Moons even have a major celebrity fan in Bradley Wiggins (the Tour de France and Olympic gold winning cyclist) who recently revealed that his soundtrack during the final week of the Tour De France was an advance copy of Fables of History. “I like The Moons,” affirms Wiggins. “They’re a real good little group. At the moment there’s so much good music out there that’s British, and I like that.” A longtime fan of The Moons, Wiggins has also struck up a friendship with Andy Crofts: “Bradley likes his music. It’s great to know he’s supporting The Moons.”

 

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Fables Of History

"The Moons return with a fantastic follow up to Life On Earth. If you haven't heard of this band before, give them a listen - you won't regret it"

All Through The Night

The Sand Band debut album’s heart beats somewhere between Gospel and Folk, touching upon themes such as love, death, sorrow, religion and loss yet with truly, achingly beautiful melodies is ultimately laced with hope.


 

 

 

 

 

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