A pre-Christmas musical feast
Posted: 04 Dec 2016
Image: Ben McKelvey
Singer-songwriter Ben McKelvey is the support act for The Overtones 2016 Christmas tour which calls in at the Sage Gateshead on 12 December.
He recently opened 17 arena dates for Wet Wet Wet and is now in the middle of a 20-date tour around the UK with the vocal-harmony group.
Brighton-based McKelvey said he was delighted to be joining another high profile tour as he gears up to release his second album in 2017.
It follows the success of recent album Life & Love in England which hit the top 10 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
A multi-instrumentalist, McKelvey grew up in West London on a musical diet of classic songwriters like Springsteen, Dylan, Cash and Joe Strummer.
He formed pop-punk group Fluid Lines as a teenager, going on to record and tour the UK with them.
After a series of successful tours and radio exposure, the group went their separate ways in 2011. Determined to continue making music, Ben made the switch to guitar and set out as a solo artist.
Check out www.sagegateshead.com for tickets.