Peak Recordings is pleased to announce the release of the new single by Ben Walker: Hold On To Your Hard Times. The song features singer/guitarist Ben accompanied by a dazzling hand-picked band of Leeds musicians.
Ben first saw singer Kate Peters, pianist Kevin James and bassist Rus Pearson playing a jazz date as a pick-up band in Harrogate in 2007, and was blown away by them.
Augmented by the great Leeds drummer Roy Whyke (Wang Dang Doodle, The Wild Hogs, Heather Myles), this line-up combined in the studio to great effect on 3 of Ben’s songs which formed part of his Kill or Cure album.
Hold On To Your Hard Times is a feisty duet dealing with conflicting emotions, underpinned by an edgy acoustic pop sound which owes something to early 80s New Wave.
Watch out for Kate Peters’ exceptional ‘English’ vocal, Kevin James’ blistering piano solo and Rus Pearson’s energetic and creative bassline!
Ben Walker was born in London, grew up in Suffolk and now lives in West Yorkshire. He has independently released 6 CDs between 1990 and 2008 and has worked with members of Lindisfarne and 10cc, along with the afore-mentioned greats.
It will put Spring in your step!