The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books, and perform them at themed literary evenings held at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, in Bath (Independent Bookshop of the Year 2008 / 2011). The collaboration was started as part of a plan to help Mr B’s rejuvenate its traditional ‘author evenings’.
The band would read the forthcoming author’s book in advance and write two songs based upon it, to be performed at the start of the evening. Their performances are inextricably linked to the books themselves, as the members of the band take it in turns to describe where the inspiration for each song came from. The band is made up of two British musician / songwriters, Ben Please, and Beth Porter.
The Bookshop Band tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Mar 2012.
Official website thebookshopband.co.uk