The Bookshop Band


Ben Please, Beth Porter and Poppy Pitt have been writing songs inspired by books as The Bookshop Band, for just over four years. What began as a collaboration with their local independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath to inject music into author events, has led to four recorded albums, tours of bookshops across the UK and beyond, festival appearances, praise and airplay from Bob Harris and other BBC Radio presenters and even a commission from the V&A Museum. Now the band have a one-off opportunity to record the wealth of material that they’ve created in this first chapter of the band’s history.