Ben Watt with David Gilmour - special "live" video
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Ben Watt - Hendra (including David Gilmour)As many of you know, on April 29th Hendra, by Ben Watt (including a guest appearance by David Gilmour is released. After twenty years in Everything But The Girl, and ten years as a respected DJ and record label boss of Buzzin' Fly, Ben Watt announced last year he was putting everything on hold to complete some long-planned creative solo projects.

Hendra is his first solo album for over thirty years, released on his own new imprint, Unmade Road through Caroline International. David Gilmour adds plangent slide guitar and backing vocals on the track The Levels.

Ben: "We met by chance in London just before the album. We didn't know each other. He invited me to hear his demos. I thought he was joking, but two days later he texted me and invited me down to his studio and we got on well. During my album, The Levels seemed like a perfect track for him. I rang him up and he loved the song and he did it the same weekend. Wish everything was that simple sometimes!"

You can currently pre-order the CD from Amazon UK as a standard or deluxe edition, (US), Amazon CanadaAmazon Germany, and Amazon Espana.

In the meantime, via the Q Magazine website, a video has just been released of a special live stripped-back version of 'The Levels' featuring Ben on vocals and acoustic guitar, and David on slide guitar, recorded at David's Medina studio in Hove last month.