If you’re one for indie folk music and discovering new ~obscure~ artists online, you may have come across the mouthful name of Benjamin Francis Leftwich before.

But the York-born singer-songwriter is far from obscure. His 2011 debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm sold more than 100,000 copies and garnered over 150 million Spotify plays. He’s amassed a big enough fanbase in China to go back for three separate headlining shows next month. After that, you’ll be glad to hear, he’ll be making his Southeast Asia debut in Singapore on Friday, June 23 at BluJaz Cafe Hard Rock Cafe, Cuscaden.

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Tickets, priced at SGD32, are now available through Peatix. The show is brought to you by Symmetry Entertainment.


Benjamin Francis Leftwich has been called a mix between Elliot Smith and Chris Martin. In a world where electronic production is increasingly drowning out the acoustic guitar in the arsenal of the singer-songwriter, Leftwich is unafraid to stick to the classics. Expansive though his music may be, it’s always rooted in those six strings and that hollow wooden body.

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His sophomore album, 2016’s After the Rain, receives warm reviews from critics. It was dubbed “fragile, precious, oddly comforting thing” (The Guardian). Check out a single, “Tilikum”, below.

Update (Jun 13): Symmetry Entertainment announced today the show has been moved from BluJazz Cafe to Hard Rock Cafe on Cuscaden and more tickets have been added. Get them before they’re gone again here.