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TERRA'S WORLD IS OUT!! ALSO EDINBURGH NEWS; 37TH BEATLE RETURNS

17.7.14

TERRA'S WORLD, the sequel to my acclaimed debut novel Terra, is published today.

Find it in your local bookstore or order it from Hive or Amazon...  It's also available as as eBook from the Kindle store, Hive and Apple iBooks, and as an audiobook from iTunes and Audible.

TERRA is still available at all these places; here's Bill Greenhead's beautiful animated trailer: 

Meanwhile, tickets are on sale for my new Edinburgh show DON'T BELIEVE A WORD, which opens at The Stand 3 on July 31st.  

I'm also doing two performances of last year's show MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE, which I'm bringing back out on tour after the Festival; see the gigs page for details.

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WORLD CUP SONG; TERRA'S WORLD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER; TERRA IN PAPERBACK

12.6.14


Hi folks,

It's World Cup time again and for once there is no official England World Cup song.  I think the one I wrote four years ago is likely to be as relevant (and realistic) as ever...  You can buy it on Bandcamp or just watch this video: 

Meanwhile, TERRA'S WORLD, the sequel to my debut sci-fi novel TERRA, comes out in July and is already available for pre-order.

Its predecessor TERRA has just come out in paperback.  Here's the animated trailer:

Thanks to everyone who came to MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE on tour this spring; I will be bringing it out on the road again in the autumn.





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MITCH BENN IS THE 37TH BEATLE - THE TOUR BEGINS

13.1.14

Happy New Year!


MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE, my highly acclaimed show from last year's Edinburgh Fringe, is about to begin its UK tour.

The dates (so far) are:

Jan 22nd BATH Rondo Theatre

Jan 24th CHIPPING NORTON The Theatre

Jan 31st LONDON The Phoenix (as part of Phoenix Fringe)


Feb 1st SWINDON Arts Centre

Feb 2nd EXETER The Phoenix

Feb 7th BURY ST EDMUNDS Theatre Royal

Feb 11th LEICESTER The Curve

Feb 13th CARDIFF Chapter Arts

Feb 15th DERBY Guildhall

Feb 21st BRIGHTON Komedia

Feb 22nd LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre


Mar 1st OXFORD North Wall

Mar 7th DURHAM Gala Theatre

Mar 8th CHORLEY Little Theatre

Mar 9th SCUNTHORPE Plowright Theatre

Mar 21st BASINGSTOKE Central Studio

Mar 28th ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre

Mar 30th SALFORD The Lowry

Mar 31st GLASGOW The Stand


Apr 1st BATHGATE Regal Theatre

Apr 3rd COLCHESTER Arts Centre

Apr 4th HERTFORD Theatre

Apr 7th LONDON Arts Theatre

Apr 11th HAVANT The Spring

Apr 12th SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

Apr 15th NEWCASTLE The Stand

Apr 25th STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre

Apr 30th CHELMSFORD City Theatres


May 1st WINDSOR Fire Station

May 9th MILLOM Beggars Theatre

May 10th THRELKELD Village Hall

May 16th CRANLEIGH Arts Centre

May 23rd MAIDSTONE Hazlitt Theatre


June 4th LEEDS Carriageworks

June 6th AYLESBURY Limelight Theatre

June 7th BRIDGWATER Arts Centre




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HAPPY DOCTOR WHO DAY! plus lots of new downloads; 37th beatle on tour; Terra available

23.11.13


I've posted a couple of things to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.

First of all, I've done a who-related podcast; you can download it here, from iTunes or you can go get it at my new BANDCAMP PAGE, of which more soon.

Also, I've written a short story, The Field Trip, which you can read for free on my blog page.

Meanwhile:
I've added a whole bunch of new tracks to the online music store.

First up there's a FREE download of QUEEN OF THE PIRATES, a song I wrote for the recent live reading of Neil Gaiman's new book Fortunately The Milk.

Then there's PRIME NUMBERS, a collection of some of my more "famous" tracks which might serve as a good introduction to those of you who've thus far managed to avoid me...

Next we have MEDIUM RARITIES VOLUME 1; the first of what I hope will be a series of downloadable collections of some of my more obscure songs; tracks which never made it onto the commercially released albums for whatever reason (perhaps too specifically related to a particular news story, for example) but which people seem to be quite keen to hear again nevertheless.  I'll put up a blog post of "sleeve notes" in case anyone's wondering what on earth any of these songs might be about.


Finally, in response to GREAT public demand, there's THE KNUT EP; the four songs I wrote for The Now Show chronicling the birth, life and untimely death of Berlin Zoo's famous polar bear.

Meanwhile of course, the store still has my commerical albums to download along with a few other little collections I've put together over the years (the Doctor Who EP, the Twitter EP etc.)


Hope you enjoy these; more coming soon.


IN OTHER NEWS; I will be touring MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE, my acclaimed show from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in the new year.  Dates are coming in all the time but I've put the ones I've got so far up on the gigs page.

My debut novel TERRA has been out since July and is selling well; you can get it from Amazon, Waterstones or any reputable online (or actual) bookstore.


Finally, a note about the premature end of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Tour; I'm very sorry for those of you who had tickets for the cancelled shows; I know it's no consolation but you're nowhere near as disappointed as we are.



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TERRA RELEASE THIS THURSDAY; ALSO edinburgh previews

13.7.13

My debut novel TERRA comes out THIS THURSDAY (July 18th); it's already available for pre-order from Amazon and elsewhere.

I'll be doing book signings this week in Liverpool, Manchester and London (click for details).

There are two trailers for the book currently online: this features some of my more recognisable friends reading chapter one:




... and here's an animated teaser:


Meanwhile, this year's Edinburgh Fringe show MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE is on sale and I'm previewing it around the country in the next couple of weeks; details on the gigs page.

As you may have heard, Im taking over as Zaphod Beeblebrox in this autumn's HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY LIVE tour.  Click for dates and venues.

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comic relief album now available; tour and terra latest

16.3.13


Hi;  My Comic Relief project to write and record an album in 24 hours was successfully completed earlier today.  The album is now available to download from my online music store.

Thanks to all who turned up to help and also all those who sponsored me.  The Red Nose Day donations page is still active; the project has thus far raised over £2700.

I'm still in the middle of my Reduced Circumstances tour; next Saturday I'll be at the Glasgow Stand.  See my gigs page for a list of the remaining dates.

My debut novel TERRA comes out on July 18th; it's already available for pre-order from Amazon.


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COMIC RELIEF UPDATE; TERRA COVER REVEAL

6.3.13


Plans for the COMIC RELIEF 24 HOUR ALBUM CHALLENGE are proceeding apace; see the blog for details.

Gollancz have unveiled the cover of my forthcoming debut novel Terra on their blog, as well as the story of how I came to be signed up to write it in the first placeTerra comes out on July 18th and is already available to pre-order on Amazon.

Meanwhile I'm in the middle of my REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES tour; see the gigs page for details of the remaining dates.

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REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES on tour; COMIC RELIEF 24 HOUR ALBUM CHALLENGE, new podcast ep; also Terra available for pre-order

8.2.13

I'm currently touring my 2012 Edinburgh Fringe solo show MITCH BENN - REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES: see my gigs page for the dates (so far - new dates are being added all the time)

My plan for Comic Relief is to try to write, record and release an album of comic songs in 24 hours - details on what exactly I have in mind - and how you can help - on my blog page.

There's a new MITCH BENN MUSIC PODCAST up now on my podcasts page.

My first novel Terra doesn't come out until July 2013 but is already available to pre-order from Amazon.

My latest album BREAKING STRINGS is still available for download from my music store, from Amazon and other retailers.

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REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES on tour; also Terra available for pre-order

7.2.13

I'm currently touring my 2012 Edinburgh Fringe solo show MITCH BENN - REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES: see my gigs page for the dates (so far - new dates are being added all the time)

My first novel Terra doesn't come out until July 2013 but is already available to pre-order from Amazon.

My latest album BREAKING STRINGS is still available for download from my music store, from Amazon and other retailers.

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CHRISTMAS STUFF AND MITCH BENN - REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES on tour; also Terra available for pre-order

17.12.12

Merry Christmas!

The 2012 Christmas special edition of The Mitch Benn Music Podcast is now up for free download!

My free audiobook of Dickens's A Christmas Carol is likewise available from this site.

My Christmas album Christmas Whether You Like It Or Not is up for download again from my online music store.


Meanwhile I'm touring my 2012 Edinburgh Fringe solo show MITCH BENN - REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES in the new year: see my gigs page for the dates (so far - new dates are being added all the time)


My first novel Terra doesn't come out until July 2013 but is already available to pre-order from Amazon.

My latest album BREAKING STRINGS is still available for download from my music store, from Amazon and other retailers.

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