The music of Americana artists mixed with Irish music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland.
The music of Americana artists mixed with Irish music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland. This musical theme is woven throughout his life – one artist influenced by two countries connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Glover’s relocation to America in 2008 has allowed him to explore his influences in depth while keeping a firm grasp on his Celtic roots.
In 2016 he signed with Proper Records and released “The Emigrant” about which No Depression said, “It is a tremendous sweep and should end up on the shores of many a top ten albums of 2016 list.” That year he also won “International Song of the Year” at the UK Americana Awards for the song “Blackbirds,” which he co-wrote with Gretchen Peters. His upcoming album, “Shorebound” will be released on Proper Records in May 2018 and features performances with Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Mary Gauthier Kim Richey and Robert Vincent as well as collaborations with fellow Northern Irish artists Malojian, Matt McGinn and Anthony Toner. Ben is also one of the three songwriters/artists behind The Orphan Brigade who’s 2017 album Heart of The Cave, written in ancient tunnels beneath the Italian city of Osimo, was released on At The Helm Records.
Glover’s music has been featured in programming and advertisments both in the UK and in the US with companies such as Sky, MTV, E! Network, BBC, Coca Cola and more. He’s also enjoyed regular airplay on BBC Radio Two, BBC Scotland and BBC Ulster.