Reunion Tours Abound

Over the winter it was The Church, and then Psychedelic Furs. After spending a weekend in Detroit to see The Jesus and Mary Chain, went ahead to Pittsburgh to meet-up with Primal Scream. Can’t recommend all these tours enough! Next up is the Ride reunion. Strange times indeed!

L.A. Book Party Photos for Wivenhoe Park

Thanks to all our friends who made it out to the book party for “Wivenhoe Park” many of whom traveled quite a way; it was fun seeing a lot of you after so many years. After dinner and drinks at The Dresden Room following the reading, there was a lot of record shopping, music gigs at The Echo, art exhibits, as well as several days in the desert at Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. We also got reminded of the beast that is SoCal traffic!

Los Angeles Book Party

Join us on Thursday, Feb 26th from 7 to 9pm @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery for a reading and signing of “Wivenhoe Park”. Music set by DJ Lee Joseph.


Bonus if you wear your favorite ’80s band t-shirt!

If you are unable to attend, signed copies are available direct:$14.99 with shipping included. (US orders only)

If you’re the electronic type, the Kindle edition is only $2.99!

Wivenhoe Park signed copies + Tour Photos + Video!

We have a limited number of Wivenhoe Park paperbacks for sale directly. Please let me know who to make out the inscription to in the special instructions.


Price is $14.99 with shipping included. US orders only.

If you’re the electronic type, the Kindle edition is only $2.99!

 A Few Southern Book Tour Highlights

 Video of the Launch in Kent, Ohio, October 2013

Ben Vendetta Book Reading at Last Exit from Arabella Proffer on Vimeo.

Dixie-Narco Book Tour

While you can purchase the novel here (yes it comes direct from the small press in Ohio when you order!), be on the watch for a signing and/or rock ‘n’ roll reading near you down south….

Saturday, April 26th @ Flyleaf Books Chapel Hill, NC 7pm to 8:30pm

Sunday, April 27th @ Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC 6pm – ?

Monday, April 28th @ The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL 7pm

Wednesday, April 30th @ The Brickhouse Bar, Meridian, MS 7pm

Friday, May 2nd @ R Bar, New Orleans, LA from 4pm to 6pm (or until Ben says so)

Wednesday, May 7th @ Howlin’ Books x Grimey’s Too. Nashville, TN 6pm

Thursday, May 8th @ Rake’s End. Cincinnati, OH 9pm


We hear a few of the venues will be having drink specials, and drinks named after bands or songs depicted in the book. Three Sheets to the Kevin Shields, anyone?

The name of this little tour is in honor if this EP. What a shame Primal Scream had to cancel the US tour, maybe there could have been a meeting of the minds.



Wivenhoe Park Recent Press

Amazing review on Muso’s Guide….

“The real protagonist of Wivenhoe Park, in fact, is the music, and the book celebrates the scene from the chapter headings right down to its soul. It’s an addictive read, an affirmative and faithful story of sex, drugs and rock & roll. Where an equivalent novel such as Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity becomes evermore unrealistic to get to its happy ending,Wivenhoe Park retains a believable optimism through sheer faith in rock & roll.”

— Muso’s Guide. Read the full review Here.

Just a tiny plug in Cleveland Magazine, but I’ll take it!