November 7, 2019

I can't believe that it's been 10 years since we launched The Whybirds' second album Cold Blue Sky at the Garage in London. I'm still so proud of the record, I think it's the best thing we ever did. If you've not heard it, you can listen to it here

I wrote about it on...

September 23, 2019

Carousel is officially out next Friday, 4th October. So if you haven't pre-ordered yet, now is the time! You'll get the album before everyone else, and also get the bonus track "Fighting to Survive" as a free download!

And from my point of view, all pre-orders count as...

November 21, 2018

At the end of 2013, shortly after our record A Little Blood came out, The Whybirds were asked to compile a mixtape for a blog.

The idea was that it would be 10 songs each of some of our favourite and/or most meaningful songs (for some reason Dave and I picked 11. I'm u...

October 23, 2018

Hi all,

My best friend – and my favourite guitarist in the world – Dave Banks has launched a Pledge Music campaign to raise funds for his debut solo album.

If you've ever seen The Whybirds, or indeed The Penny Dreadfuls, then you'll know what a talent Dave is. 

I hap...

August 7, 2017

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that The Whybirds play our final gig this Friday, 11 August. 

Doors are at 7:30. Tickets are available here. Don't miss it! 

In other news, some of you may know that I've been playing drums in a hard rock/grunge band called Herd Behaviour a...

July 14, 2017

Hi all!

I've got some good bits of news to tell you about quickly. Firstly, I've just been booked to support Merle Haggard's sons at the beautiful Bush Hall in London on Tuesday 18th July. I saw Ryan Adams play there once in 2006 and have wanted to play there ever sinc...

June 22, 2017

With just over a week to go before us Whybirds play our last ever hometown show – tickets here – I thought I'd put something together to mark the occasion. 

We always had an open taping policy in the band, and as such there are a fair few recordings up on

June 15, 2017

The Whybirds, my brothers from other mothers, are playing our final shows together this summer. 

If you're new to what I do and you've never seen the band, then you will not want to miss these shows, I can't express that enough! We guarantee a good time. 

Ben Ha...

November 23, 2015


Hi all,


I'm back from my honeymoon now and getting back to normal life. Well, as normal as life can be with what's going on in the world at the moment. 

I'm going to be dusting off the drum kit to play with The Whybirds in our first gig in a year, at the Ent She...

November 6, 2015

A video filmed in summer 2013 has been unearthed! 

It's a live clip of me performing Til The Storm Has Gone (from The Whybirds' A Little Blood) in Bedford Park.

Thanks Mash! 



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