The Bookshop Band

“Really fabulous new music… I think this is the most wonderful project, just delightful.”

Bob Harris – BBC Radio 2

“More, more!! Enchanting.”

David Mitchell

"Charming, clever and quite unfairly talented, the Bookshop Band shine fresh light on books you thought you knew."

Patrick Gale

"Oh, and that MUSIC! … It was just beyond any experience I have ever had"

Alexandra Fuller

“Thank you for the most beautiful songs! I’m completely undone, in the best possible way”

Ruth Ozeki

"I was entranced. I don't think there is anything quite like you. You have a firm following in our family.”

Rachel Joyce

"Listening to the Bookshop Band performing the songs about my books was like feeling the purest essence of my stories come to life and dance in front of me. A truly staggering experience".

Pietro Grossi

“Keep reading, keep singing – you are doing great things for writers, readers, and books”.

Ben Fountain

“Beautiful music”

Patrick Ness

ALBUM 3/10

3rd August 2016

Bring Me Back A Pyramid

The third release from the Bookshop Band's

new 10 albums.

Bring Me Back A Pyramid is an album enveloped in wanderlust, with songs inspired by an eclectic array of books that are all vivid in their sense of  place, as well a drawing inspiration from a collection of four unreal maps.

The album opens with a spoken word piece by one of the masters of wayside writing, Peter Please, before springbording around the world inspired by Michelle De Kretser’s novel, Questions of Travel.  The album rides with Lawrence of Arabia, and is taken by Patrick Gale to the frontier lands of Canada, inspired by his book A Place Called Winter. We then head into the near future to a land where it never rains in Catherine Chanter’s The Well, before finishing with two songs inspired by the band’s response to a series of unusual maps.

The album features a reading by Peter Please as well as a performance by Patrick Gale on the cello. The artwork was created by illustrator Peter Beatty, who was part of indie-folk band Urusen with Ben Please (of The Bookshop Band) between 2003 - 2012.

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The Bookshop Band are Beth Porter and Ben Please. They write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops.

The band have recorded a whopping 120 book-inspired tunes, coupled them with musical cameos and readings from top authors such as Yann Martel, Ben Okri, Joanne Harris, Patrick Gale and Louis de Bernières and packaged each album with gorgeous illustrations. The albums will be released monthly from May 2016 onward and will be available on CD and digital in addition to the Mr B's special edition vinyl of "Curious & Curiouser". And there will be plenty of opportunity throughout 2016 to catch Ben and Beth on their ‘10’ Tour as they visit bookshops, festivals and libraries around the UK and Ireland, playing the tracks from their newest albums. 

Album No. 1 of 10


Inspired by fantasy novels


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Album No. 2 of 10


Inspired by stories in the city