York’s singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich celebrates the release of his debut album, ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’, with free performances and signing sessions at Fopp stores starting at the Fopp Manchester store on Brown Street on Wednesday 6th July 2011.Showtime starts at 5.00 pm, after which Benjamin will remain in the store to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which is officially released on Monday 4th July 2011 through Dirty Hit.

Next up Benjamin heads to the Fopp store on Union Street in Glasgow on Thursday 17th July 2011 at 5.00 pm followed by a visit to the Fopp store on Queen Street in Nottingham the following day, Friday 8th July 2011 at 1.00 pm. Both in-store performances will be followed by signing sessions.

The new album, produced by Ian Grimble (Mumford & Sons, Manic Street Preachers) follows the critical acclaim of his previous two EPs and a word of mouth buzz.Having previously played with Mercury-nominated I Am Kloot, Fionn Regan and Noah & The Whale, Benjamin Francis Leftwich will be playing a busy festival season including performances at Glastonbury, Bestival and Reading/ Leeds Festivals. A 25-date UK headline tour will follow starting on September 30th.