Glenarm, County Antrim
"Ben Glover is blessed with a very special voice, and having written "Through The Noise, Through The Night" shows his ear is also finely tuned to the vicissitudes of the human condition. "Full Moon Child" sounds, to me, like a modern classic." Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue)
"Ben Glover's second record is a shining work of kindness and heart, and I am proud to have co-written a song on it with him. Great art is a generosity, one lonely soul sharing itself with others hoping to be seen, and in these songs Ben, I see you. This is a great record, congratulations!" Mary Gauthier
“There's the unmistakable spark of the classic storyteller in Ben's songs. He writes real songs about real characters and delivers them with a passion you rarely see these days. He is without question one of the finest song writers in Ireland today.” Ralph McLean BBC
Singer-songwriter, Ben Glover, has spent most of the past year writing and performing in the United States. He returns home this January with his new album Through the Noise, Through the Night, produced by indie producer Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones & Toad the Wet Sprocket’s former singer Glen Phillips). This second release was recorded at the Hubbard’s Mr. Lemons Studio’s in East Nashville.
Ben Glover is from the County Antrim village of Glenarm and he has been writing songs since he was a teenager. He graduated in law at Queens University Belfast before he decided to put his legal ambitions on hold to pursue a career in music.
Back in 2008 Ben released his debut album The Week The Clocks Changed. That record was produced by J.D. Foster and featured guest appearances by the likes of Vince Gill, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale. Ben also released two singles that enjoyed UK national airplay on BBC Radio 2 - as well as an invitation to play a live session on Janice Long’s Radio 2 show.
Comparisons were drawn to the likes of Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen and the record received a 4 star review in the Irish Times, a 3 star review in Q Magazine while Maverick Magazine gave the record another 4 star review and quoted: “A great debut album from a major talent in the making”.
In early 2009 Glover relocated to the USA where he began diving into the rich southern culture of Nashville. He frequented the old homesteads and headstones of his musical idols, including Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, journeyed to the legendary crossroads in the Mississippi Delta and wrote his name on the wall at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
He was chosen to be one of four Northern Irish songwriters to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Nashville / Belfast sister city concert. He also made an appearance in Austin, Texas at the famed SXSW (South by Southwest festival). After a few months in town, Glover performed for Nashville’s music industry heavyweights at BMI’s Basement Buzz, a showcase that features the town’s best up and coming new artists.
Drawing on the inspiration of the creative music scene in Nashville, Glover began penning new tunes with some of Music Row’s finest songwriters, including Lost Highway Recording Artist, Mary Gauthier and in late October 2009 he began to record this new album.