BEN CAPLAN & THE CASUAL SMOKERS, in Milan on 13 October!

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers come to Italy for a single date: Thursday 13 October 2016 at Biko in Milan. Tickets will be on sale at Ticketone (online and in shops) from from 10 a.m. on Friday 3 June. To access the concert you will need to have the ARCI membership card 2016which can be subscribed to at the entrance to the club.

Inspired by the folk traditions of Eastern Europe, Ben Caplan holds up a mirror that shows us our flaws, singing about the ugliness in the world and showing us how this darkness is only a starting point to get to the sublime. His latest album, "Birds With Broken Wings" (2015)It explodes with both an ancient and modern sound, with more than 30 musicians combining acoustic sounds from all over the world. This work entered the CBC Radio 50 Best Canadian Albums of 2015 and reached the first position in the national ranking Earshot Folk/Roots/Bluesas well as being accepted in the Baker & Taylor NPR Discover Songs library.

A charismatic charmer and a destroyer of pianos. A madman and a sincere poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not unique. Caplan is simply unforgettable: with a thick beard and unruly mane, he is striking on both an aesthetic and spiritual level. His hoarse timbre roars above the vociferous audience and the microphone seems almost superfluous, but sometimes appearances can be deceptive: once he has the audience's attention, Caplan's voice is the perfect fit. Caplan becomes smoother than a glass of whisky, conveying beauty in a harsh world.




Thursday 13 October 2016

Milan, ARCI Biko - via Ettore Ponti, 40

Doors at 21.30 / Concert starts at 22.00

Standing room only: € 12,00 + prev.

Admission only for ARCI card holders


Tickets available on the circuit Ticketone and related points of sale from Friday 3 June 2016.