From: gulbmarketing

Sent: 02 April 2012 17:09

Subject: Mitch Benn and the Distractions at the Gulbenkian


Mitch Benn and the Distractions
Ode Warrior

Saturday 14 April 7.30pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


Ode Warrior!


From BBC Radio 4’s Sony nominated “The Now Show”, BBC1’s “One Show” and BBC1’s “Watchdog” multi-award winner Mitch Benn and the Distractions will be at the Gulbenkian performing their new show Ode Warrior on Saturday 14 April at 7.30pm.


Described by The Times as “the country’s leading musical satirist”, this is a show for music and comedy fans of all ages.  This is an unmissable two hour show packed with new songs and old favourites including “I’m Proud Of The BBC” which reached No 11 in the Official Independent Singles Charts.


Mitch Benn is not only one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit but is widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch began his comedy career in Edinburgh in 1994. He moved to London in 1996 and quickly established himself as a comedy club "headliner" as well as a favourite on the university circuit.

Mitch is a regular writer and performer on "The Now Show" for BBC Radio 4 and "It's Been a Bad Week" for BBC Radio 2. Three series of his successful Radio 4 show, "Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music" have been broadcast so far. He also presents "The Mitch Benn Music Show" on BBC Radio 7.  In 2003 Mitch formed the band Mitch Benn & The Distractions with Kirsty Newton and Tash Baylis. Mitch Benn & The Distractions' debut single, Everything Sounds Like Coldplay Now, was released on September 5th 2005, ahead of the release of the album Crimes Against Music. The video for the single was posted online at, attracting 8,000 hits in one hour.


“Giddying heights of caricature…..the real deal” The Guardian


“The country’s leading musical satirist” The Times


Tickets: Full £13 / Concessions £11

Booking Office 01227 769075

Free on line bookings  


Press Contact:

Naomi Naomi.imwpuk_at_gmail_dot_com

Richard Bucknall - Richard_at_rbmcomedy_dot_com | 0207 630 7733


jess Thomas | Marketing Officer
| University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1227 827956
E-mail: gulbmarketing_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk
Twitter: _at_TheGulbenkian


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