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 2/10

3rd July 2016

We Are The Foxes

The second release from the Bookshop Band's

new 10 albums.

Inspired by a collection of books that revolve around stories of cities and those who live in them, curated by their local independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The songs were first performed in front of the authors themselves at the bookshop’s events.

The city-tales that inspire this album span both time and continents; from the seedy printing worlds of London’s Victorian backstreets in MJ Carter’s novel The Infidel Stain, to the Australian high rises in Tim Winton’s Eyrie. The band sing on urban life through the many different lenses each book gives, via the lives of a household in Armistead Maupin’s groundbreaking Tales of the City series, to through the eyes of the foxes that roam the streets in Ned Beauman’s GLOW.

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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