Acoustic covers session of Half Man Half Biscuit songs in Sheffield
The Bastard In The Hat writes: “On Saturday 12 October, starting at 1pm, there will be an acoustic covers session of Half Man Half Biscuit songs. The venue is the excellent Rutland Arms, Brown Street, Sheffield (near the station) – which is also the obvious meeting-point for HMHB’s Leadmill gig the evening before. The music will be in the upstairs room, but the pub does food and drink from 12. I’m confident we have enough material to last a couple of hours, but further participants are welcome, so the end time is unclear. Entry is free, but there will be a collection for charity. There’s a Facebook event called HALF MANDOLIN HALF BISCUIT. See you there!”
- Leadmill, Sheffield – 11 October 2019 • Tickets
- Robin 2, Bilston – 7 November 2019 • Tickets
- O2 Academy, Oxford, 22 November 2019 • Tickets
- Roadmender, Northampton, 15 February 2020 • Tickets
- SWX, Bristol, 6 March 2020 • Tickets
- Rock City, Nottingham, 22 May 2020 • Tickets
Change of Lineup: Karl Benson joins Half Man Half Biscuit
Guitarist Ken Hancock last appeared with the band in August 2017, when he was said to be “under the weather”, and has been replaced with Karl Benson.
Karl, who had subbed at a couple of gigs in the past, came on this site to introduce himself after a few people had become confused by previously knowing him under a different (stage) name with another band.
Above: Karl Benson (left), with Nigel Blackwell at the Robin 2, Bilston, February 2018