Artist: The Ben Mills Two
Title: Three Paycheck Month
Genre: Spoken Word / Comedy
Luckily for culture, The Ben Mills Two's debut album Three Paycheck Month can now be added to the smart arsenal of the comedy fan. The soundscaped monologues, derived from the unique experiences of a working class comedian and an academic singer-songwriter, are the comedic equivalent of finding long lost money in your pockets when you're broke.
The Ben Mills Two consists of comedian Ben Mills (originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia) and musician David Newberry (originally from Peterborough, Ontario). They met in 2005 while working as cashiers in a splintery ticket window in the historic town of Barkerville in BC. They worked side by side again in the city of Vancouver as cooks in a Gastown pub. During this time they began collaborating on ideas for an original comedy album as respite from the menial chores of their employment. The ideas came to fruition in 2009 when the two created a makeshift studio in Newberry's living room in a Jervis Street apartment. The live tracks were recorded at a theatre in a Science Museum during daylight hours.
The digital can be downloaded from this website. Free stickers are also available by request. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Released in 2009, it's some of the best quasi-hybrid-musical-soundscape-comedy the internet has heard in years. Three Paycheck Month is to the comedy fan what an actual three paycheck month is to the wage slave; timely deserving redemption.
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released November 6, 2009
Ben Mills - words and vocals
Dave Newberry - music, sound, and back up vocals
all tracks were recorded inside Newberry's apartment on Jervis street in Vancouver BC during the summer of 2009 with the exception of tracks 2, 5, 15 which were recorded in Science World Vancouver on April 3, 2009
produced by Dave Newberry
mastered by Brent Geikie
cover art by Ben Mills
cover layout by Elizabeth Laing
Adam Pateman - for booking and recording Mills' performance at Science World.
Elizabeth Laing - for back up vocals on track 12 and putting up with the noise in her living room.
Dave Niehaus - for his creative contribution to track 10.
Hal Sutherland - for his creative contribution to track 12.
Adam Parker – for his creative contribution to track 13.
Myndi Arsenault - for her creative contribution to track 18.
Sandeep Chauhan - for having Mills on his radio show The Late Shift on 101.7 CHLY Nanaimo
Shane Keller – Keller Internet Marketing.
The Ben Mills Two can be reached at email@example.com