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January 11th 2017 - New Shows/ Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a drunken/restful/family filled Xmas and New Year!

Here's my first couple of shows in 2017:

* 1st FEBRUARY- LONDON - THE MONARCH - supporting Gaz Brookfield


* 10th FEBRUARY - DEVIZES - CELLAR BAR - suporting Gaz Brookfield

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See you there!



November 29th 2016 - BIG News in Little China

Firstly, I need to get better at updating this...

In December I will be heading to Germany with the outstanding, Mr Nick Parker! These are my first shows outside of the UK ever, so I'm pretty bloody excited.

Here's where we're heading:

Wed 7th - Aachen - Qutoqi Bar
Thurs 8th - Ludwigsburg - Die Luke
Fri 9th - Ludwigshafen - Wohnzimmer
Sat 10th - Marburg - Molly Malone's
Sun 11th - Langenberg - Tonetoaster HQ
Mon 12th - Osnabrück - Wohnzimmer
Tues 13th - Bremen - Papp
Wed 14th - TBC
Thurs 15th - Kiel - Prinz Willy
Friday 16th - Nienburg - Kulturwerk

Looks like I might use that GCSE in German after all...

Tell your friends





July 14th 2016 - A Little Update

Hi all, 

I hope you're all enjoying your rainy summer. Thankfully the rain held off for the most part for 2000Trees!

My next show is in Cambridge next Saturday (23rd July) as part of ‪#‎AlexFest‬at The Alex on Gwydir Street.
It's a really early show, 3:00 - 3:40pm and it's FREE. 
Might throw in a new song or two...

See you there,


February 24th 2016 - TOUR TOUR TOUR!


Excited to say I'm back on the road in March/ April!

2nd | Hove - Brunswick Pub
3rd | Bristol - The Bank Tavern
4th | Telford - The Haygate
18th | Devizes - The Lamb, Devizes
20th | Nottingham - JT Soar
23rd | Swindon - The Roaring Donkey
24th | Taunton - The Winchester Arms
25th | Bradley - The Golden Lion "Zackers"
26th | Biggleswade - The Red Lion Biggleswade
31st | Cambridge - Relevant Record Cafe

13th | London - The Half Moon Putney

Come on down and hang out!

See you there at the bar!


(Poster by Onethirtyeight Design)

January 27th 2016 - New March Dates Announced!

Really pleased to say I'll be joining my buddies Gaz Brookfield and Jake Martin on their 'Goonies Never Say Die Tour' in March! It's going to be calling at:

March 2nd - Hove, The Brunswick
March 3rd - Bristol, The Bank Tavern
March 4th - Telford, The Haygate

I'll also be adding some more dates in March, so keep 'em peeled!




March 4th 2015 - The new site is finally live!

You can pre-order our debut album 'Constant Fictions’ (artwork by Dan Allen Illustration) and a new 'Constant Fictions'tee (by Katie Abey Design

The CD pre-order is £8, or the CD/tee bundle for £15.

All pre-orders include a free Instant download of 'Tight Diamond Shoes'
rom the album.

The album will be released in May, but CD/shirts will ship before then.

Head over to the Aaahh!!! Real Records shop to pick it up!



(The story so far)


B-SYDES (AKA Ben Sydes) became a solo singer-songwriter after becoming disillusioned with the unpredictability of playing in band after band.  He decided to strike out on his own in 2009 and is yet to look back. His first EP 'Handshakes Turn to Headlocks' (2010) proved to be a sampler of what he was capable of. It was said to have ‘Perfectly showcased his ultra stripped down folk ditties’ by the organisers of 2000 Trees Festival. This was followed up shortly after with his 2nd EP ‘Wrecked Vessels’ (2011), a release that showed all the progression you would expect from an artist growing both in confidence and stature. ‘Punktastic’ - “Nobody can deny the passion that Benjamin has thrown into these songs”. ‘Big Cheese Magazine’ - “Sydes folk-rooted songs deliver raw emotions with passion and conviction”. 

B-SYDES has been lucky enough to have shared stages with the likes of Frank Turner, Sam Duckworth, Chris T-T, Dave McPherson, Walter Schreifels, Ben Marwood, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, Oxygen Thief, Rob Lynch, Gaz Brookfield and The Retrospective Soundtrack Players to name a few.

Ben released his bank-backed debut album 'Constant Fictions' in May  2015 in between stints on the road and will be touring this as much a possible in 2016.

The debut album 'Constant Fictions' is now out through Aaahh!!Real Records.


Voice, Acoustic / Ben Sydes

(In Full Band Mode)
Guitar / Adam Boucher
Bass, Backing Vocals / Nick Chadwick
Drums / Robbie Jarvis



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