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Ben Watt Has A New Solo Album, Hendra, and New Book, Romany and Tom


Our guest today is Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner and now wife Tracey Thorn in the 80s and 90s. He has a new solo album called Hendra that he recorded with guitarist Bernard Butler from Suede who joins him in the studio today. Ben has had a fascinating career, turning to underground deejaying as Everything But The Girl disbanded. He also started his own house music label. Both are things he has only given up of late. He also turned to writing. His new book Romany and Tom is about his parents, and the life he discovered they had led. His first book, Patient from 1996, was written as he recovered from the rare Churg-Strauss Syndrome that had him in the hospital for 2 ½ months. We’ll discuss it all and hear the new music from Hendra as well.




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Hendra
Young Man’s Game
Forget

Recent Release: : Hendra
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Label: Unmade Road

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