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Ben is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter and composer based in London (UK) who has released 23 (twenty-three) full-length albums' worth of Pop, Folk, Rock, Progressive Rock, Neoclassical Music and anything in between.

Ben is on the roster of artists at  Magnatune, New Groove Music (NGM) and Vandala Concepts.  He also composes for dozens of music licensing companies around the world and is a member of the YM International Network of Composers. Ben is on the roster of composers at The Sound Works, London.

Songwriting awards and related accolades received in the last 12 months alone include:

** "Architects of Time" album nominated for BEST FOREIGN RECORD at the international 2010 Prog Awards

** Runner-Up in the 2010 Tennessee Concerts Song Contest, Nashville, with the song "Where The Wild Things Are"

** Finalist in the 2010 international songwriting competition Expose Yourself with the song "Your Eyes Are Like Fire"

** Finalist in the 2010 Show Me The Music international songwriting competition with the song "Fissile Isle"

** Finalist in the 2010 Show Me The Music international songwriting competition with the song "Where The Wild Things Are"

** Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Song of the Year songwriting contest with the song "Architects of Time". 

** Semi-finalist in the 2010 UK Songwriting Contest with the song "Until The Coast Is Clear" (also "Song of the Day" on FM 102X Radio in June 2010).

** Honorable mentions x2 in the Nashville songwriting contest SongDoor 2009 for the songs "A Small Selection Of Things" and "Your Eyes Are Like Fire". 

** Artist of the Month on the Italian Music Blog Anakina Musica (April 2010)

** Band of the Week at Leaf Pile Radio (March 2010)

** Artist Pick Of The Week of NRG Theory Management (February 2010)

** Weekly Featured Artist in Music Now at Junior's Cave online magazine (February 2010)

Over the years, Ben played several hundred live performances and was picked up by magazines and broadsheet newspapers around the world, such as  IAE - I Am Entertainment Magazine, Lipstik Indie music magazine, Inanna Naked magazine, Skope Magazine, Music Now on Junior's Cave, Wildy's World, LaserDog's Music Hour, Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal Magazine, Merlin Prog, the Progarchives and the Next Music Blog.  Two of Ben's albums are also featured in "the bible of progressive music" - Progression Magazine.  He was also one of the artists selected for the "Hot Seat" feature presented by L.A. A&R veteran Holly Hutchison (Capitol Records and Atlantic Records).

Songs from the 23 albums have been played on terrestrial radio stations (SWR, RPR, Rockland Radio, Germany) and on a large number of internet radio stations, e.g. Gen X Radio, KTEP radio El Paso, Progressive Positivity Radio, the Amazing Folk and Roots Radio Show, Rhubarb Radio, Insomnia Radio UK, Maximum Threshold, the progressive fusion radio show Dancing About Architecture, The Songwriter's Network, Indie 104 Radio LA, Breakaway Radio, Pongid Radio, Radio Crystal Blue, Banana Peel Radio, Air Scarab, Indie Life Radio, Leaf Pile Radio, Underworld Mix Radio, BandRadio, Radio Rock Cafe, AiiRadio, mvyradio and many, many more.  They have also been featured multiple times on some of the most highly rated music podcasts in the world, including the Prog'opolis Podcast, the Dark Compass podcast, the Indie Launchpad podcast and the DigiVegas podcast.  Ben is also a participating artist of the Audiosyncracy podcasts and radio shows.


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Composers of Yooka Music Network

Member of YM Network since: 7/29/2010

Country: United Kingdom
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Music genre(s): Pop, Ambient / New Age , Classical, Experimental, R&B / Soul / Funk, Lounge, Easy Listening, Other / Inclassable, Soundtrack, Rock / Metal, World / Ethnic / Traditional


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