Awesome Gig supporting Rufus Stone at The Brook, Southampton

Ben Goddard & The Heartbeats @ The Brook

Playing The Brook has always been a huge ambition of mine and when the legendary Rufus Stone offered me a support, I was over the moon! The gig had sold 300 tickets in advance and with an expected walk up of another 100 – the band and I were in for our biggest indoor gig yet.

The sound check was smooth. I had in ear monitoring so I could have my own mix of instruments straight into my ears. This means I can hear myself sing which makes pitching more accurate and I could turn the level up or down using a receiver on my belt… like listening to an ipod with your music playing. Remember those big speakers are pointed towards you in the crowd. The band and I hear something entirely different!

We played an upbeat set which was brilliantly received by a buzzing crowd. It was great to meet and greet new and loyal fans afterwards too.

I’d like to thank my talented band The Heartbeats, Rufus Stone and most importantly you guys for turning up and supporting live music.

Ben x