Arts / Gomez man to revisit Mercury prize winning album at Lerwick gig

Ben Ottewell is bringing his soulful voice to Shetland next year.

ONE of the singers from Mercury Music Prize winning indie band Gomez is heading north again to perform in Shetland later this year.

Ben Ottewell, singer and guitarist in genre-hopping indie band Gomez, will perform a special intimate show at the Dowry in Lerwick on Friday 6 September.

The performance will see Ottewell perform his band’s 1998 Mercury Music Prize winning album Bring It On in full for the first time in Shetland.

Ottewell started performing the album from start to finish last year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release.

He has become something of a familiar face in Shetland, regularly returning to perform in the islands since his first show at Mareel back in 2017.

As well as performing the album Bring It On, Ottewell will also play select tracks from throughout his career with Gomez and his solo back catalogue.

Support for the Lerwick show is provided by local musician David Bissett. Tickets are on sale now online.

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