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Ben Waters

We have recently made changes to our booking system to ensure the safety of all our visitors. See below for our booking policy and please call the box office on 01425 612393 with any queries.

Our new regular Friday music nights are an opportunity to enjoy some of the best of what our region has to offer,from the very local to those from only slightly further afield. With sometimes one, two or three acts on the schedule, and presented in a safe and friendly environment, we hope that you’ll enjoy the company long standing Forest Arts favourites or find something new to love...

Ben Waters is renowned for playing barnstorming sets, rockin' the house every time, playing the music of his heroes Fats Domino, Huey Piano Smith, Albert Ammons, Ian Stewart (founder member of the Rolling Stones) Jerry Lee Lewis, Diz Watson – and he also plays his own compositions.

Ben has played with many acts over the years including Ronnie Wood, The Rolling Stones, The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, Sir Ray Davies, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, Jools Holland, Chuck Berry, Mick Hucknall, Rod Stewart, Johnny Depp, Amy MacDonald, PJ Harvey, Shakin' Stevens and Chris Jagger. A big mention and thank you must go to Charlie Watts, Jools Holland and Chris Jagger who have helped tremendously with Ben's career!

Ben is currently working with the amazing Ronnie Wood – they released a live album called Mad Lad which has won much critical acclaim. The band is so much fun and one of the most enjoyable experiences Waters has ever had. Ben has played sell-out shows at Sydney Opera House and The Royal Albert Hall, at some of the largest festivals in the world and even played to 200,000 people! He has also played for members of the Royal Family on many occasions. Ben has composed hundreds of songs and been involved with lots of writing with friends. He has been featured on TV and Radio all over the world, with the album Boogie for Stu topping the blues charts worldwide!

Event: Friday 18 December, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Buy tickets for Ben Waters at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Booking Policy

Online purchases are possible for single and double seats only: groups of three and four seats can be purchased by phoning us on 01425 612393. Two, three and four seat groups must belong to the same household or support bubble.

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs. Please note that face coverings are required when in the cafe and theatre areas of the centre. Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries.

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