Ben harper will be performing at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham in April. (Photo: Jay Blakesberg)
Musician Ben Harper will be performing at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham in April. (Photo: Jay Blakesberg)

Musician, artist, and activist Ben Harper will be heading to Birmingham Symphony Hall next month.

Ben recently picked up his third Grammy Award at this year’s ceremony for the album Get Up! – a duet with blues legend Charlie Musselwhite.

To date, he has released ten studio albums since 1994, as well as three live albums, and his spring UK dates will give fans the chance to see the songwriter and producer perform his stunning live show.

Whether it’s through the soul of southern Gospel, 70s funk, blues, reggae, or straightforward rock and roll, Ben and his trademark Weissenborn guitar have been stunning audiences with incendiary live performances and timeless songwriting.

Artist and activist Ben Harper pefforming on the Queen Latifah Show (Photo:  Sony Pictures Studios)
Artist and activist Ben Harper performing on The Queen Latifah Show (Photo: Sony Pictures Studios)

Harper continues to innovate his craft as a songwriter, performer, and producer. He has released 10 acclaimed studio albums since 1994 – including Give Till It’s Gone, which debuted at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 in 2011 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “his most searingly personal album” – and three live records. These releases combined with an unceasing commitment to international touring have helped Harper grow a fan base that now spans several continents.

A collaborator by nature, Harper has recorded and performed with a long list of artists including Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Rickie Lee Jones, Taj Mahal, Jack Johnson, Vanessa Da Mata and most recently Charlie Musselwhite. His album with the Blind Boys of Alabama, There Will Be A Light, earned two Grammy awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.

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acoustic_guitar_black_silhouetteBen Harper is only playing three shows in the UK as part of his spring tour, and you can WIN a chance to experience his amazing performance in the city. We’ve teamed up with the the Symphony Hall to offer a pair of tickets to Ben’s show!  To be in a chance to win, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In which Los Angeles city was Ben Harper born?

Email your answers to us at iambirmingham[at]hotmail.co.uk – or by clicking here.

Please include your full name, address, email and a contact number. Winners will be notified by email/phone. Tickets are for the 7.30pm, Tuesday 29th April show at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Closing date for all entries: 28/04/14.

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Ben Harper performs at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on Tuesday 29th April. For tickets: http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-harper/

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