Multi-instrumentalist Ben McKelvey shares new song ‘Wild Child’

Multi-instrumentalist Ben McKelvey has shared his new single ‘Wild Child.’ The Brighton-based artist has toured extensively across the USA, UK and Europe in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and the London Palladium providing main support for Wet Wet Wet in 17 arenas, 20 dates for The Overtones, 50 shows as support for the Genesis supergroup, Mike & The Mechanics, touring with Marti Pellow, Scouting For Girls.
 
McKelvey played drums as a teenager, but fell ill in his early twenties, rendering him bedridden for a number of months. It was then that he turned to the solace of writing music, and truly honed his skills. With no intention of ever sharing his music, he taught himself to play guitar – and has since forged a path with a host of other instruments. He plays all of the instruments on his albums.
 
Wild Child’, despite a somewhat poignant lyrical content, is an upbeat, and lively track.  McKelvey showcases his vocals talent, underpinned by a plethora of instrumental skill. Speaking of the track he comments: “It instantly became my favourite on the record and probably is my favourite I’ve ever written. There’s a lot of emotion in this song and it’s the most personal I’ve ever written. A song based on true events about how being a musician is something you can’t choose to let go when it’s in your blood and how it can destroy personal relationships. A tough song to write but very therapeutic. It was written at a low point in my life but when we get to play it live, it’s just incredible. I guess it’s dedicated to the musicians out there giving it their all.
 
Listen to ‘Wild Child’ and catch him live (dates below)

Ben McKelvey Live Performances:
22/06/19   MAGAZIN4, BAD REICHENHALL, GERMANY
19/07/19   PENNFEST (main stage)
22/10/19   KING TUTS, GLASGOW w/ Jake Clemons
23/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, SHEFFIELD w/ Jake Clemons
24/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, LIVERPOOL w/ Jake Clemons
25/10/19   O2 ACADEMY2, OXFORD w/ Jake Clemons
26/10/19   O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON, LONDON w/ Jake Clemons

 

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