Release: Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic Duo Live
Recorded across two nights in August 2020 in Groesbeek, The Netherlands we are pleased to announce “Acoustic Duo Live”. Featuring internationally lauded, award-winning blues, rock & soul guitarist, singer and songwriter Ben Poole alongside rapidly rising, award-winning, dutch guitar sensation Guy Smeets.
Having joined forces in a stripped down acoustic duo format for a handful of all-too-rare, intimate live performances during what was a tough year for musicians, this live album captures two immensely talented young musicians doing what they do best; performing and entertaining live on “the big stage”.
Going back to their first meeting in 2011 the pair have become akin to brothers, and throughout the past 10 years have shared stages on countless occasions across a long list of countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands and more. With their first extensive headlining duo tour having taken place in 2019 across 3 countries, releasing an album together has always been not only expected, but highly anticipated.
‘Acoustic Duo Live’ showcases the dynamic duos captivating guitar playing and vocals, as well as displaying their charisma, charm and the playful rapport between one another and their audience.
Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic Duo Live
Let’s Go Upstairs – 4:35
Take It No More – 6:10
It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way – 6:22
Going Up The Country – 6:58
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You – 4:17
Too Tired – 7:32
Guitar Duel – 9:00
Medley (Billie Jean/Smoke On The Water/Purple Haze/I’m Losing You) – 14:45
Total running time: 58:19
Recorded on 19th and 20th August 2020 at Café Zaal (De Comm) in Groesbeek, The Netherlands by Bluesmoose Radio
Mixed & Mastered by Wayne Proctor of “House-Of-Tone” at Superfly Studios, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, UK
Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals: Ben Poole
Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals: Guy Smeets
Ben Poole Online : benpooleband.com