Gig Photography: Ben Barritt & Band at Kellerhalle, Karlsruhe

Hey guys!

Alright, here's a fact: I went to see Ben Barritt and his band about a week ago. Usually, all concert posts are up within two days after the show.
This one clearly isn't.

So why is that so?
Because I only got one more show to shoot this month and I kind of wanted to take as much time as possible to edit this. Simply because I love editing gig photographs.
So yeah, I've been very selfish. Sad, but true.

But I've finally got it done! Here are the photographs of Ben Barritt & Band at Kellerhalle, Karlsruhe.

I hope you enjoy!


Ben Barritt is a musician based in Berlin, Germany. 

As a guitarist the variety of genres he plays is incredibly wide - from touring with Americana singer/songwriter Erik Penny to touring and recording with indie folk-rock artist Jim Kroft - Ben does it all.

His own sound blends an impressive amount of genres; from soft and calm acoustic tunes, to folky rhythms to souly jazz songs with sprinkles of rock and r'n'b.

Originally being from London, England, a lot of his songs tell stories about the little things at home: walking through the dark streets on the way back from the pub or using the London underground to see the person you love.

A few of those stories can be found on Ben's EP "Sundial", and even more of those stories are told  on his debut album "What Would You Like To Leave Behind?".

Below are my photographs of Ben's show at Kellerhalle in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The venue, Kellerhalle, was absolutely beautiful.
There were couches, candles and other cozy elements everywhere.

With the scene being set perfectly, Ben and his band couldn't wait to go on stage and play.

The band next to Ben consisted of Micha (drums) and Hannes (bass, backing vocals).
Both musician absolutely know how to present their skills and both made it obvious that they had fun.

The interaction between Ben and his band was so nice to observe; it was professional but still a very friendly connection.

It was so nice to see the way Ben interacts with the crowd and manages to entertain his listeners in such charming and light manner. 

The setlist was a clever mix of slow ballads and up tempo tracks; whilst the calmer songs invited you to simply listen and think about their meanings, the faster songs invited you to adapt to their ease, their cheerful atmosphere.

Ben's vocals are warm and expressive and very well used to transport the stories he tells. 

Watch Ben's latest music video below:

Many, many, many thanks to Ben, Micha & Hannes for being so much fun to hang out with before and after the show. I had a lovely evening and already look forward to the next gig! 

Ben Barritt online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for reading!

Credits // Text & Photography: Vanessa Jertschewske | Video: via Ben Barritt on YouTube (


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