Daily Discovery: Ben Ottewell, “Red Dress”

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Singer-guitarist, Ben Ottwell, recently released his second album, Rattlebag, which features the lead track “Red Dress”. “It’s a song about love, conflict and the armor we wear to get by, how sometimes surrender is better than continuing to fight.” Ottwell says about the single. You can purchase Rattlebag HERE.

ARTIST: Ben Ottewell

SONG: Red Dress

BIRTH DATE: June 23, 1976

HOMETOWN: Matlock Bath, UK

CURRENT LOCATION: Brighton, UK

AMBITIONS: To keep on getting away with it

TURN-OFFS: The Flute, Bad smells

TURN-ONS: A nice cup of tea

DREAM GIG: Led Zeppelin circa ’74

FAVORITE LYRIC: ‘I Know Karate, Voodoo too, I’m gonna make myself available to you. Don’t need no make-up I’ve got real scars, hairs on my chest, I look good without a shirt on’ – Out West Tom Waits

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Ian Ball

SONG I WISH I WROTE: A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Tom Waits, Hunter S Thompson, Peter Cook, Jimmy Page, Nina Simone, Jack Reacher

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Tom Waits, Rex, Paris 2000

I WROTE THIS SONG: Free To Run – first one I wrote

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