Ben Sures at The Dream Cafe
- Fri • May 24, 2019 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: No Cover
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: No Cover
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Ben Sures is a Singer Songwriter based in Edmonton, Canada. He connects with his audiences on many levels. Armed with an acoustic guitar, his songs reach you in a way that make you think, feel, understand the world in a whole new way and laugh at yourself while you are at it. His audiences laugh a lot, from the humour and from the heart. When you see a Ben Sures show and you are heading home after you might suddenly realize how much meaning there was in the humour or you might realize how funny that meaningful song was or you might just be smiling from the good vibe.
The songs are melody driven, catchy and full of ideas, from the fan favourite ‘Boring People’ to Used to Have a Raygun and the John Lennon Songwriting contest winner, ‘Any Precious Girl.’ The music is interesting, fun to listen to and easy to remember.
He is the kind of songwriter that reaches the audience in a refreshing way.
Ben Sures new record “Poema Poematis” is a charming song cycle filled with heart and wit and made all the more cohesive by some brilliant horn and string arrangements. Reminiscent of Van Dyke Parks “Discover America” but in it’s own way
Ben Sures is by far one of my favourite songwriters, hands down!
-Caroline Brooks, The Good Lovelies
In the end though it’s Sures who commands our attention with lyric themes tracing childhood memories and forlorn romance, social media strangers and the dangers of foreign travel. Shot through with his bemused wit and folky warmth, it’s a song fest beyond genre that brings a smile to your face.
-Roger Levesque, Penguin Eggs Magazine