Tue, Aug 6

Sons of The East

Ben Goldsmith
Show: 8:00 pm Doors: 7:00 pm
Black Sheep
All Ages
Sons of The East
Premiere songwriters and a brilliant live act, Sons Of The East are a remarkable independent success story. Their stellar debut album, Palomar Parade, has already seen over 60 million streams, with sold out shows at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, Williamsburg Music Hall New York, Troubadour LA, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Metro Theatre Sydney, Boston, Denver & The Hague to name just a handful. They have amassed an impressive 300 million streams, 60 million YouTube views, 2 million monthly listeners and sold over 50,000 headline tickets throughout their career, a testament to their growing connection with fans all around the world. A steadfastly independent trio, Sons Of The East continue to defy genre and carve out a unique position amongst their indie folk contemporaries. October 27 sees the band release their new single, Head Above The Water, after returning from their second worldwide tour. “It’s impossible not to move to - and be by - this exuberant sound. The atmosphere created is one of unique euphoria.” - 1st 3rd Magazine “With a knack for classic songwriting and glorious vocal harmonies, Sons Of The East will instantly turn heads with heads with this glorious debut album.” - Clunk Magazine
Ben Goldsmith

Singer-songwriter and multidimensional artist Ben Goldsmith would like to tell you he “never could’ve imagined” this for himself, but he’s quick to note (call it confidence or a preternatural determination years in the making) that’d just not be true. “In a way, I’ve been working towards this since I was 3 or 4,” he says on a Zoom call from his Long Island bedroom. “I’ve never strayed. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do.” 
 That “thing” Ben’s referring to is making music – more than music, it’s lyrically-driven art. The music is free from genre, with a sharp point of view and melodies as strong as some of the teen’s many influences. Ben was born and bred on acts like Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Queen, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, and Bob Dylan. Modern artists like Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers, Steve Lacy, and Sam Fender round out his style and his sonic influences. Ben draws inspiration from the sort of iconoclasts who – like Ben – float between worlds, genres, and sounds. 
 At the end of the day there is a vision and direction behind every choice; there’s passion and motivation in every note he sings. Armed with a talent beyond measure and a dream of sharing it with the world, Ben Goldsmith is an artist whose journey you won’t want to be late for.