Thursday 15th February 2024
BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO KING RETURNS TO CORNWALL
Ben Waters has made the Acorn Penzance his second home for the last 30 years, playing with many different lineups from large to small. In those 30 years, much has happened, but Ben always makes time to come back to his beloved Acorn Theatre. Ben gave up school at the age of eighteen to go on tour with eighties pop star sensation Shakin Stevens, where he garnered much-needed rock n roll experience. The very first gig was Esbjerg Glam Rock Fest where they shared the stage with Slade, Suzy Qautro and Mud, Playing to fifty Thousand people, Ben also wrote Shakies hit “Last man Alive” with his long time partner Richard Hymas. The largest gig they did was the Donau Insel Fest, where the band headlined to quarter of a million people. It was this early break that led Waters to become a favourite of the Rock n Roll Royalty. Ben ended up on tour opening up for Jerry Lee Lewis, Playing with Chuck Berry, Recording with The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, yet he is happiest on an old piano having a laugh and a craic, playing the music he loves, early boogie, Blues and Rock n Roll and telling stories from 35 years on the road with some of the biggest names in the business.
Expect a fun night of toe-tapping piano and a laugh or two along the way.