I grew up in Cardiff, UK and started out singing with choirs, and getting up to sing with my dad at his gigs. I started to gig acoustically at age 15, playing in a small café opposite Cardiff Castle and busking in the city centre.
At Exeter University I studied Drama, and in my spare time I hosted open mic nights, played solo gigs, gigged with bands, and fronted the University Jazz Orchestra.
Since then I have worked as an Actor-Musician and Musical Director for theatre, and have gigged regularly with my solo acoustic act.
Previous gigs have seen me play at the Natural History Museum, London, flown to Germany for a private party, playing for brides to walk down the aisle, entertaining wedding parties, playing festivals, birthdays, events and parties. Everything I play is live, there are no backing tracks, and I put everything into making the songs sound as engaging as possible.
I recently moved across the Atlantic to Austin, Texas, where I hope to find new and interesting outlets for my music.
Whether you are looking for music for a private party, wedding, function, venue opening, pub, club, restaurant or other, I can cater a set to your requirements, from upbeat party numbers, to chilled out acoustic songs for background music.
I have all my own equipment, from a small busking amp, to a full PA, and am willing to travel.
For more information, rates, availability etc. please contact me using the web form on my contact page
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our "I Do BBQ". You really made our day, and such a massive highlight was to hear you sing "why does it always rain on me?" as the guys were putting the rain shelter over you! You reacted so well to the crowd, pulling all the requests out the bag and even performing a special song for the tossing of the bouquet. Thanks Ben you are super talented and we are so glad we booked you!
All the best,
Gemma and Sean
(Outdoor wedding reception) "Hi Ben, thank you so much for providing us with such excellent music for our party on Saturday. You really added something special to the day, everyone said how great you were. Impressed that you know some Decemberists songs and that you managed to cover the musical decades and appeal to everyone' we'd love to book you again when the occasion arises! "
(Birthday Party) Hi Ben - I just wanted to say thank you for providing the music for my dad's birthday party - having stepped in at the last minute you gave a polished performance and an excellent repertoire of music! Everyone enjoyed your performance and we will definitely book you again. Thanks!
(Birthday Party) Hi Ben, just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing on Saturday to celebrate my 30th Birthday You were fab! Everyone really enjoyed listening to you play and thank you so much for taking the time to learn new songs too. Will be looking out for venues where you'll be playing in the future. Thanks so much
(Wedding) Nothing but praise and compliments from our guests and the staff at Wasing Park . We will certainly be calling on you again .