Tour dates

March 2019

1

AUSTRALIA – WOOLONGONG – THE UNIBAR WITH DEREK NASH!

This should be a great party at this wonderful University Bar!!!

https://unibar.uow.edu.au/gigs/index.html

2

AUSTRALIA – GIRRAKOOL BLUES FESTIVAL

The band and I are really looking forward to our first appearance at this amazing festival

https://girrakoolblues.com.au/

3

AUSTRALIA – GEELONG MARDI GRAS – WITH SWEET FELICIA, ASH DAVIES & DEREK NASH

https://sweetfelicia.com/event/2560344/486810577/ben-waters-derek-nash-ash-davies-sweet-felicia

8 - 9

AUSTRALIA – PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL

http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/

13 - 14

AUSTRALIA – ST KILDA – THE FYREFLY

https://newmarketstkilda.com.au/fyrefly/

15 - 17

AUSTRALIA – THE BLUE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL

http://www.bmff.org.au/

23 - 24

NEW ZEALAND – AKAROA – YACHT CLUB – THIS IS MY FAVOURITE GIG IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

BEAUTIFUL TOWN - BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND SUCH A GREAT VENUE

http://www.benwaters.com

25

NEW ZEALAND – CHRISTCHURCH – FUNDRAISER – VERY POSH WITH BIG SUPRISES!!!

http://www.benwaters.com

April 2019

5

UK – NOTTINGHAM – ORSTON VILLAGE HALL

Ben returns for some more fun at this lovely venue with a big heart

http://www.orstonvillagehall.co.uk/whats_on.php

6

UK – WEYBRIDGE – ST JAMES CHURCH

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/454243

21

BELGIUM – KNOKKE HIEST – ROLLING STONES FAN DAY

http://www.benwaters.com

25 - 6

USA – NEW ORLEANS

http://www.rocknrollholidays.com

May 2019

7

LONDON – BOISDALE – WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

I am really looking forward to playing with my old mate Jools Holland, I love his piano playing and so humble too! He has been so kind to me

https://www.boisdale.co.uk/

9 - 16

FRANCE – VICHY – CHATEAU DE LA CANIERE

This is the best week of the year, We have exclusively hired this stunning 26 5 star bedroom chateau for a week-long celebration, live music and fun all the time!!

http://www.rocknrollholidays.com

18

UK – DORSET – WEYMOUTH – OASIS CAFE

BOOK EARLY FOR THIS SPECIAL MEAL AND BOOGIE!!!

http://www.cafeoasis.co.uk/

24 - 26

UK – STUMBLE INN BLUES N BOOGIE FESTIVAL – SOLD OUT!!! – SOLD OUT!!! – SOLD OUT!!!

http://www.rocknrollholidays.com

June 2019

8

UK DORSET – POOLE HARBOUR RHYTHM AND BLUES CRUISE – SOLD OUT!!!! SOLD OUT!!!!

http://www.rocknrollholidays.com/holiday/poole-harbour-fish-chip-cruise-9th-june-2018/

22

UK – COOLHAM VILLAGE HALL – WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

https://www.facebook.com/coolhamlivemusicclub/

29

UK – BEAMINSTER FESTIVAL

Details soon

http://www.beaminsterfestival.com/

July 2019

6

UK – CORNWALL – MYLOR – BEN & BAND IN A BIG TOP SUMMER PARTY!!!

http://www.mylorsessions.com/

11

UK – SURREY – FARNHAM MALTINGS

I have a very long association with Farnham Maltings and with Monica Madgewick who has booked me for 29 years there! I was very young!!! This will be my last ever Farnham Maltings gig :-( I am sure you all know that I am retiring from touring and concerts in November so I just want to say a massive thank you to Monica and to all of you who have come over the years! THANK YOU!!!!!

https://www.boogaloopromotions.com/blues/gigs/

12

UK – GORING ON THAMES JAZZ CLUB

http://www.goringjazzgig.co.uk/

13

UK – SOMERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

http://www.somertonartsfestival.co.uk/

26 - 28

FRANCE – CHATEAU-NEUF-DU-FAUO JAZZ FESTIVAL

http://www.fest-jazz.com/english

August 2019

9

CANADA – BRITISH COLUMBIA – PENTICTON – PEACHFEST!!!!

I absolutely love this town! Its absolutely fantastic and this festival is going to be awesome, why not come and join us and find out why it's so amazing! The Crash Test Dummies are headlining this festival and oh yeh! It's FREE!!!!!!!

https://peachfest.com/

23

FRANCE – ANNECY JAZZ FESTIVAL

http://www.jazzclubannecy.com

24

UK – BEDFORDSHIRE – TWINWOOD FESTIVAL

https://twinwoodevents.com/

31

UK – MILTON KEYNES – WAVENDON – THE STABLES

Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lanes amazing theatre - My last gig there, expect a really big party!!!!

https://stables.org/

September 2019

6

UK – DORSET – WIMBORNE – THE TIVOLI THEATRE

Last gig at this wonderful theatre

https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/

14

UK – LONDON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BOOGIE WOOGIE WITH AXEL ZWINGENBERGER SPONSORED BY BROKEN BRIDGE BREWERY

THE CADOGAN HALL - Details Soon

https://cadoganhall.com/

October 2019

5

UK – DORSET – WEYMOUTH – ROYAL DORSET YACHT CLUB

Possibly my last Weymouth gig before retiring six weeks after

http://www.benwaters.com

9

UK – GLOUCESTERSHIRE – CHELTENHAM – CHARLTON KINGS – VONNIES BLUES CLUB

Another Last! Dave Jones my mate that runs this does it all for charity and this is one of my favourites on the circuit

http://charltonkingsclub.co.uk/index.php/events/vonnies-blues-club

12

UK – WEST SUSSEX – COOLHAM VILLAGE HALL

Massive thanks to Graeme tame who has put up with me for 25 years and sold out every gig I have ever done there - I hope this isn't an exception as it's my last gig

https://www.facebook.com/coolhamlivemusicclub/

19 - 26

AUSTRALIA – NEW CALEDONIA – SYDNEY – ISLE OF PINES – NOUMEA – SOLD OUT!!!! SOLD OUT!!!!!

Rock The Boat Cruise with Suzi Quatro and Co!!!

https://rocktheboatcruise.com.au/2019/

November 2019

17

LONDON – CHELSEA – UNDER THE BRIDGE – BEN WATERS FOR ONE LAST TIME! SOLD OUT!!!! SOLD OUT!!!! SOLD OUT!!!!!!

Yes this is the last one!

I guess most of you already know as I had mentioned it on Facebook, but I have decided to stop touring and doing gigs. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but something I need to do. I have been doing 250 shows a year and I just can’t keep doing it. There are several reasons why I am giving up and will tell you when I see you

I want to thank you all for your kindness and support and coming to so many gigs over the years

I will really miss it and all of you, but have great memories of 30 years of gigging

My last public gig will be on the 17th November at Under The Bridge Chelsea, Stamford Bridge Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS. Tickets are £60 each and you can book them through my RocknRoll Holidays site here.

It will be a very sad night for me, but I am looking forward to a new life!

http://www.rocknrollholidays.com/holiday/ben-waters-for-one-last-time/

18 - 26

NO FUTURE PUBLIC CONCERTS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!!!

WE WILL BE TAKING A HANDFUL OF CORPORATE GIGS AND PARTIES THOUGH benwaters1@aol.com or 01305 812 775 FOR ENQUIRIES