Feb. 06, 2013 - Issue #903: Moment by moment
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
After landing in the Top 20 on the UK albums charts with his album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, British singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is back on the road touring in support of his latest EP, In the Open. Leftwich shared his Firsts, Lasts and Favourites with Vue.
The first album I remember buying was a pop hits compilation that I bought one Christmas when I was like seven or eight, I think. I used to listen to the radio all the time and always really liked the big tunes, so I used my Christmas allowance buying a pop compilation.
The first concert I saw was in Fibbers in York and a Welsh folk singer called Amy Wadge was headlining. I remember being totally in awe of everyone playing. I met Amy after the show and remember being really star struck. Hayley Hutchinson was supporting, who was amazing. This gig was when I was like 14. Hayley ended up singing on my debut album which is kind of funny. Hayley is amazing!
I recently bought There’s No Leaving Now by Tallest Man on Earth. I really think he is one of the best living songwriters in the world right now. I was lucky enough to play a few festivals with him in Europe in the summer, and he is an amazing performer and a nice dude. I really love his music. Totally amazing.
The last concert I saw was The 1975 in York at Fibbers again. They are my UK and US label mates and Matty, their singer, is one of my close friends. They’re an amazing band with a wealth of amazing uplifting songs. Check it out.
My favourite album ever is Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen. The songs, performance and sonics are all amazing and it feels so special and complete. I really love it.
Favourite musical guilty pleasure
Taylor Swift or the Script. Amazing songs!
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