Ben's solo concert will take you from the old days of the outhouse to the back of a horse to the adventure of geezers on a Caribbean beach. He accompanies himself on acoustic guitar, adds some background tracks that he's recorded in his studio, and screen-projects his humourous art, creating a freshly unique concert experience that is at the same time down-home and professional. Equally at home in both small community halls and large performing arts venues, Ben is also happy to adjust his set lists for church concerts.
Although his show is full of clean rural humour he prefers not to be billed as a comedian as that leaves no room for a serious song or a real tear-jerker. He will make you smile, and he will make you cry. You might even drop your teeth.
The show is designed for an intimate concert feel with the lights dimmed and the bar closed for the performance, providing that personal connection with Ben.
Technical and Space Requirements
We supply sound, stage lighting, screen and projector. We require only two separate circuits of 110V electricity on stage. Although we have performed outside occasionally (such as music festivals), we prefer not to take that type of venue because of lack of screen visibility and acoustic instrument temperature/humidity issues.
We have a large variety of gift items featuring Ben's artwork and music available for sale. If possible, we would request a 4 x 6' space during Jan-Sept, and a 4 x 10' space during the Christmas season (October-Dec) with access to a power outlet. We are self contained with all tables and lights needed. If you are doing a fundraiser or offering a door prize, we are pleased to donate a packaged print and/or CD . Just talk to Ben's wife Sharmon when we get there.
Our show comes in two lengths; one hour with no intermission, and an hour and a half plus intermission, your choice.
We supply poster templates, photos and bio information, available below. Feel free to use this information to help promote your event. Ben and Jessica are available for media interviews as well.
Total cost includes the booking fee, travel and 2 rooms (billeted or hotel). To book Ben and Jessica, simply call or email us with your event information and request for rates and date availabilities. We will complete a simple booking contract, email it back to you, and when your deposit cheque or e-transfer has arrived back at our office with your signed copy of the contract the booking will be confirmed.
11 x 17" Poster
This 11x17" poster comes with a large area for you to set your own event time-date-location particulars. It is a large hi-resolution PDF file. Most folks have their local quick print outfit download it, add the details of your event, and print as many copies as needed. Posters are a key ingredient to successful promotion of your event, and this provides a simple and cost-effective
way to accomplish that.