X Factor 2014 winner Ben Haenow visits HMV to meet fans and sign copies of his debut album.
Having won over the nation as the 2014 X Factor champion, Ben Haenow releases his eagerly anticipated debut self-titled album. Since the early summer, Ben has been hard at work in the recording studio in London and LA, co-writing with an A-list of songwriters including Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), JR Rotem (Rihanna, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and Steve Robson (Take That, Olly Murs) to produce a body of work that encompasses his musical influences and reflects his true and honest self. In Ben’s own words: “I didn’t want to do an entire album where I was just taking songs from other people. I wanted to be in control too and have an influence so it was a record I was 100% proud and happy putting out.”
A landslide winner of the X Factor under the mentorship of Simon Cowell, Ben’s renditions of ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Highway to Hell’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’ were highlights of the series, and his winner’s single, a cover of OneRepublic’s ‘Something I Need’, was the Christmas No.1 as well as being the second fastest selling single of the year and achieving platinum status. A true musician through and through, he spent years playing and gigging with his brother Alex to hone his writing and develop his musical influences, giving him the solid foundation to grow into the talented songwriter and performer he is today.
WHEN & WHERE?
Fri 13 November, 5:00pm – HMV Reading
Sat 14 November, 12 midday – HMV Glasgow Braehead
Sun 15 November, 3:30pm – HMV Newcastle
Tue 17 November, 5:00pm – HMV Leeds
Wed 18 November, 5:00pm – HMV Birmingham