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About Ben

Professional drummer, composer and teacher based in the UK. I have played hundreds of shows and have been playing for 16 years.
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I am a professional drummer, composer and teacher based in the Midlands, United Kingdom. I have played both live and in the studio for over a decade, toured around Europe and the UK numerous times and achieved an Honours Degree in Popular Music Performance. I started out playing in church at the age of 10 and have forged a career out of playing in everything I possibly could ever since, finally turning professional in 2017. I’ve played for almost every type of crowd imaginable; from tiny bars to crowds of 60,000 people, touring with both original and tribute artists alike, performing in countless stage productions and in studios - I am well versed in most musical stylings. But, I am always striving to be better. To be the best musician I can possibly be, adding composition to my musical arsenal in 2010. I combined my love of music with my love of film and drew heavily from the likes of Hans Zimmer. I have had my compositions performed and rearranged for use in theatres and I always relish a new challenge or opportunity. I have been described as “an outstanding up and coming drummer and musician,” but all I know is that I have a deep passion for drumming and all things music which I now share with my students.

Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, Breakbeat, Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, House, Triphop, Techno, Jungle, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Afrobeat, Calypso, Bossa nova, Flamenco, Latin, Samba, Salsa, Ska, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary Christian
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Drum technician, Producer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Too many to name but here is a set list from one of the bands I have worked with.
Reach Out    (The Four Tops)
You Can’t Hurry Love    (The Supremes)
My Guy    (Mary Wells)
Build Me Up Buttercup    (The Foundations)
Baby Love    (The Supremes)
Superstition    (Stevie Wonder)
My Girl    (The Temptations)
Higher and Higher    (Jackie Wilson)
It’s that Same Old Song    (The Four Tops)
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch    (The Four Tops)
Chain Of Fools    (Aretha Franklin)
Rescue Me    (Fontella Bass)
Heard it Through the Grapevine    (Marvin Gaye)
Nowhere to Run    (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered    (Stevie Wonder)
Mr Postman    (The Marvelettes)
River Deep, Mountain High    (Ike and Tina Turner)
Mustang Sally    (Wilson Pickett)
Whatta Man    (Linda Lyndell)
Twist and Shout    (The Beatles)
Where Did Our Love Go    (The Supremes)
Son of a Preacher Man    (Dusty Springfield)
Shake a Tailfeather    (The Blues Brothers)
Be My Baby    (The Ronettes)
Too Many Fish in the Sea   (The Marvelettes)
In the Midnight Hour    (Wilson Pickett)
Mr Pitiful    (Otis Redding)
Try a Little Tenderness    (Otis Redding)
Feeling Good    (Nina Simone)
Spooky    (Dusty Springfield)
Son of a Preacher Man    (Dusty Springfield)
Hit the Road Jack    (Ray Charles)
Jimmy Mack    (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas)
The Shoop Shoop Song    (Betty Everett)
Teardrops    (Bobby Womack)
Everybody Needs Somebody    (The Blues Brothers)
Proud Mary    (Ike and Tina Turner)
RESPECT    (Aretha Franklin)
Land of 1000 Dances    (Wilson Pickett)
Twistin’ the Night Away   (Sam Cooke)
 

Reviews

From customers:

Joshua L, 2 years ago

Ben never fails to impress with his professionalism and work ethic. Continually surpassing expectation, Ben always rises to any challenge and executes his role to the highest standard. Whether that be simply learning a song, contributing to a composition or arrangement or recording new tracks in the studio. Having someone with such a high standard of music theory allows for progress to be made swiftly. Ben has been the making of the music we play, adding colour to each piece: no task is too big or small, and it is really comforting knowing that he can be relied upon with his consistency. I'm pleased to say that Ben has had direct involvement in the success and profitability of our group and I look forward to working with him in the future.

Katy A, 4 years ago

Ben is a fantastic young professional and displayed exemplary qualities one would find in older members of the music industry. Showcasing skills during one of my gigs [24/11/17], Ben had clearly taken time to practice his profession. Alongside being self-prepared with equipment, his charisma, punctuality and on-stage persona, Ben holds a distinct nature in his character - a genuinely lovely individual.  His calm, collective manner is only amplified by his professional nature. Any acquisition of Ben will only spearhead a production into a greater, more positive progression for the future.

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