Welcome To Fan Central
Hello! And welcome to the fans' section of Ben's website.
This is the place to come if you're looking for more detailed information about Ben, his music and his gigs. It's full of the things that fans love - videos, pictures, gig reviews, competitions and a lot more besides, including the odd personal message from Ben himself.
Oh, and while you're here, why not sign up to our forums. We're a friendly bunch and are always keen to welcome new members....
Saara & Glenn
Freedom - The Stunning New Album From Ben Mills
Release Date: Monday 8th March 2010
Label: Benjamel Records
Cregan & Co "Live In The Studio" - An RTW Special Feature
RTW FM DJ Eddy Becker features a number of tracks from the fantastic new album from Cregan & Co. He also speaks to Ben on the phone about the album, the band and his involvement with them.
BenMillsOnline's Cregan & Co Competition - Win A SIGNED Copy Of Their New Album
The long awaited album from Cregan & Co is here and we've been given a SIGNED copy to give away in a fantastic new competition.
"Live! In The Studio" - The Cregan & Co Album Is Now Available
Cregan & Co's FABULOUS new 13 track album is now available to buy via the band's website, and while you're there, you can also grab yourself a fantastic Cregan & Co t-shirt to go with it!
Gig List Updates
A number of new events have recently been added to the Gig List, including details of the Cregan & Co tour in September. Most of the tour venues are now selling tickets and information on the remaining venues will be published as soon as possible.
Cregan & Co - Website Now Online!
A re-group in 2012 means that Cregan & Co (formerly 'Apart From Rod') are set for new and exciting things! Visit the site regularly for updates...
Ben Mills On Dutch Radio Channel RTW FM
RTW FM DJ Eddy Becker chats to Ben about his music and the gigs he's playing whilst in Holland over the weekend leading up to "Koninginnedag".
Ben Mills LIVE On Dutch Radio - TODAY!!
We hear that Ben's gig went down incredibly well in Holland last night. He's currently on his way to the RTW FM studios with DJ Eddy Becker and we're told he might have to try some "Dutch Delights" live on air!
You can tune in to listen live via the RTW FM website - 11am UK time.
Writing & Recording Credits For Ben On A Friend's Album
A very good friend of Ben's, Robin Falcon, has just released his first solo album, "Beautiful World", which features two tracks co-written with Ben.
Gig List Updates
We've recently added a number of events to the Gig List. There are several Apart From Rod gigs, including tonight's at the Robin 2 in Wolverhampton, and a few where Ben is teaming up once again with The Rhythm Cats, as well as a number of Benzego gigs.
Another to look out for is an acoustic night in the Music Room at Pizza Express in Maidstone on Friday 18th May, where Ben will share the stage with current lead singer of 10cc, Mick Wilson.
Gig Review: Apart From Rod At The Brook, Southampton
[The Chichester Observer - 13th November 2011]
Concerts just donít produce moments more spine-tingling than that sublime guitar solo in I Was Only Joking.
And it was musical bliss to have it delivered here by the guys that created it, Jim Cregan and Gary Grainger, members of the Rod Stewart band back in the days when every song was massive.
Gig Review: Ben Mills & His Band In The Music Room At Pizza Express, Maidstone - Saturday 15th October 2011
Where Ben's gigs are concerned, I consider myself lucky that I live in Kent as the majority of his gigs have always been down this way, meaning I've never had to worry too much if there were any I couldn't get to as there were always more to choose from. With some, however, I would move heaven and earth to make sure I don't miss them, and included in that list are all those in The Music Room.
Ben Mills' First Gig With Apart From Rod
Ben will play his first gig with Apart From Rod at The Robin 2 in Wolverhampton on Saturday 29th October.
Ben Mills Joins The Original Rod Stewart Band
We are pleased to announce that Ben has been asked by Jim Cregan, Gary Grainger & Robin Le Mesurier, guitarists from Rod Stewart's original band formed in 1975, to join their new band, Apart From Rod, as their lead vocalist.
Further updates and gig details coming soon.
Maten Van Maas Festival Postponed
Due to circumstances beyond the event organisers' control, the Maten Van Maas Festival will now take place on Saturday 12th May 2012. Full details will be added to the Gig Listing as soon as we have them.
Ben Mills Joins The Line-Up For Next Month's Maten Van Maas Festival In Holland
Ben Mills will be performing live at the Maten Van Maas Festival in Breda, Holland, which takes place on Saturday 22nd October.
The festival is in its 5th year, but only since this year have the organisers included international artists performing alongside Dutch ones. The last festival, held in April, included Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley.
The Gig Guide's Interview With Ben Mills
Back in April and May, Bradley McManus from The Gig Guide interviewed Ben Mills during rehearsal and recording sessions at the Dave Neal Studios. The latest issue of the popular music magazine has now been published and Ben's interview can be read on pages 28 & 29.