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.
Ben Mills Lends His Support To Asda's "Everyman" Campaign
Adsa are launching a national campaign in association with "Everyman" and Asda Broadstairs has been chosen to host the event for Kent.
The event takes place at the Westwood Road store on Saturday 18th June and Ben is lending his support to help promote the cause. It starts at 10am and Ben will be there at around 1pm.
The day includes live music from rock band Screaming Cherry, other live performances and displays, face painting, raffles and a whole lot more....
A Single This Summer / A New Album Planned For December
We can now announce that Ben will be releasing a single this summer and, if all goes to plan, it will be followed by his 3rd album at the beginning of December.
There are no fixed release dates at this time, but we can confirm that the single will be available only as a digital download, with the album being sold both digitally and on CD.
Further updates on these releases will be published when we have them.
Ben Mills On KMFM Radio - 09/03/11
Ben is going be interviewed, via telephone, on the Ashford KMFM breakfast show between 9am and 10am on Wednesday 9th March to help promote the RSPCA Charity Gig at the Sinden Theatre later this month.
If you live locally, you can tune in on 107.6FM. Alternatively, you can listen live via their website.
Simply Rod At Music On The Hill, Kings Hill
"Music On The Hill" is a three day event in aid of Demelza Hospice Care For Children & The Children's Development Trust.
Ben Mills has been a long term supporter of Demelza and has performed at many of their fundraising events.
In continuation of that support, Simply Rod will be performing live at the Music On The Hill festival on Sunday 26th June.
Ben Mills & His Band At The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden
Tickets for this event, in aid of the RSPCA Cat Rehoming Centre for which Ben is a patron, are now on sale.
"Behind The Scenes With Ben Mills" Competition Now Closed
As the bells rang out at midnight to mark the end of 2010 and the start of a new year, our fantastic competition to spend a day behind the scenes with Ben and his band also drew to a close. Good luck to all who entered. The lucky winner will be notified over the coming week.
A Christmas Letter From Ben
Ben has sent us a lovely Christmas letter for his fans, in which he mentions how great a year it's been for "Freedom" and his plans for the next album. He also mentions a very special Benzego gig which will be happening some time in the new year.
Exclusive Competition - Behind The Scenes With Ben Mills
As Ben's plans to start recording his third album get under way, we're giving ONE LUCKY WINNER the opportunity to go behind the scenes and spend a day at the studio watching Ben and the band at work.
Ben Mills On Romney Marsh FM - 12/11/10
Ben will be chatting to Romney Marsh FM DJ, Phil Hoyles, on the phone tomorrow morning.
Phil's show is on air from 10am to 12pm, and Ben will be chatting to him around 10.45-ish. If you live close enough to pick up the signal, they broadcast on 87.8fm. For those who don't, you can listen via the website.
Ben Mills Returns To Riffs Bar
Ben Mills is making a return to Riffs Bar with his Rod Stewart revival band, Simply Rod, on Saturday 9th April 2011.
The "Freedom" T-Shirt - Available NOW!
Benjamel Records are now selling a fabulous "Freedom" t-shirt as part of the official album merchandise. It can be purchased online directly through the Benjamel Records website.
Alternatively, Team Mills members can log in to the Members Club to take advantage of an exclusive discount.
Updated Gig Listing
We've added a few December dates to the gig list. Check it out to see when and where you can see Ben performing live.
Ben Mills On 10Radio
Philip Knighton of 10Radio interviews Ben Mills about life before, during and after the X Factor.
"Freedom" Gets A 10 Star Review From The Gig Guide
Kent's No.1 music magazine, "The Gig Guide", have reviewed Ben's album, "Freedom", in their lastest issue (No.16 - Sep/Oct 2010) and awarded it a fantastic 10 out of 10.
Our Duet Competition Winner Claims Her Prize
Read about Duet Competition winner Emily Ware's time in the studio with Ben Mills and listen to the song they recorded together, Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love".
Ben Mills Returns To the Music Room, Maidstone
Following his acoustic gig with Richard Rozze in May, Ben Mills will be making a welcome return to the Music Room on Saturday 20th November 2010, this time with the entire band.
BenMillsOnline's Exclusive Interview With Ben Mills
In a very open and frank interview, Ben talks about what the future holds for his newly formed record label, Benjamel Records, his passion for Tom Waits, how he sees himself progressing as a musician and as a songwriter, and what his plans are for his third album.........
Ben Mills Backstage At The Green Hotel, Kinross
Backstage with Mundell Music presents "An Evening With Ben Mills", an intimate acoustic gig at The Green Hotel in Kinross on Saturday 27th November.
Gig Review: Ben Mills With Benzego At The Halling Fun Weekend 2010 - Saturday 31st July 2010
It was the end of July and the village of Halling in Kent was preparing for its annual Fun Weekend. On Saturday 31st they played host to a concert held in the Community Centre, headlined by Ben Mills with his band, Benzego. With the band booked some months in advance, enthusiasm was high by the time tickets went on sale and come the day the event was a sell out.
BenMillsOnline Fundraising Merchandise
We now have some brand spanking new, and rather striking, BenMillsOnline silicone bracelets which we are selling in aid of the Ashford Garden Cattery, an RSPCA Cat Rehoming Centre for which Ben Mills is a Patron.
The Team Mills Members Club
We now have a very special area of our website, reserved exclusively for Team Mills. We wanted to be able to offer our Team Mills members a little something extra, as a Thank You for your continued support and help in promoting both Ben and BenMillsOnline.
Desktop Wallpaper - The "Freedom" Collection
We now have a stunning selection of "Freedom" desktop wallpapers available to download.
Gig Review: Ben Mills & Richard Rozze At Pizza Express, Maidstone - Friday 14th May 2010
Three years ago, almost to the day, I sat at a table in the Music Room at Pizza Express at my very first Ben Mills gig. The excitement as I waited for him to set foot on the stage was almost too much to bear and I can still feel the tingles and the butterflies as I listened to him perform live for the first time.
Ben's Funk/Soul Band, Benzego, Gets A New Website
Benzego is a 70's & 80's Funk/Soul band, which Ben formed in 2001 after a trip to New Orleans, and they now have a jazzy new website!
EXCLUSIVE Competition - ** RECORD A DUET WITH BEN MILLS **
Our exclusive competition to win a 3 hour recording session with Ben Mills is now up and running.
EXCLUSIVE Competition Coming Soon - ** RECORD A DUET WITH BEN MILLS **
In association with West Track Studios in Canterbury, BenMillsOnline is going to be giving ONE LUCKY WINNER the opportunity to record a duet with Ben Mills.
Ben Mills Interview on Echo FM
EchoFM DJ Claire Hine will be doing a telephone interview with Ben during her "Decade Show" on Wednesday 24th March. She should also be playing a track from the new album. Her show is on air between 1.30 and 4pm.
Echo FM is a student-run but community-focused local radio station covering the Farnborough and Aldershot area. They broadcast on 87.7 FM or you can listen online via their website.
Freedom - And Salvation - An Album Review By Peter Barnett
If an album ever heaved a massive sigh of relief, it's Freedom by Ben Mills.
Three years in the making, it finally lays to rest the ghosts that have haunted him since his days with the television talent circus X Factor.
"Freedom" Photo Shoot
Some of the photos taken during the photo shoot for Ben's new album, "Freedom", have been added to our Gallery.
Ben Mills On KMFM Radio
KMFM DJ Benedict Smith interviews Ben Mills about his new album, "Freedom", during his show on Saturday 20th February 2010.
Ben Mills On KMFM Radio
Ben Mills will be on the Benedict Smith show on KMFM Radio on Saturday 20th February, some time between 10am and 2pm, for a chat and an album preview.
If you live in the Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay area, you can tune in to listen on FM frequency 106. Alternatively you can listen live via the KMFM website.
Freedom - The New Album From Ben Mills
Three years on from Ben Mills' debut album, "Picture Of You", comes the release of his much anticipated second album.