"As a bandleader, Ben is organised and thorough. He runs a tight ship and has high expectations, whilst always encouraging and facilitating freedom and growth within his band. His demands are high, but in a way to show band members the possibilities of a large ensemble. Ben has great knowledge of the vast array of historical big band repertoire whilst keeping his ear to the ground for up-and-coming composers and contemporary charts. As a freelance musician, I have always found Ben to approach work with a positive and welcoming attitude. His playing is well beyond his years; tone, timing, and intonation are all superb and he is a joy to play alongside in a horn section or big band. Always punctual and considered a professional.”
STEVE BLAND | TRUMPET PLAYER/FIXER
"I took lessons from Ben as a vocal coach to help me work on my singing skills, after a long time not doing so. He helped me find my voice, work on my range, and fix some pitching and tone issues, all whilst having fun! Due to Covid-19 Ben coaches me via Zoom. We start with some warm-ups and the work on a variety of songs and exercises. Ben's instructions are very clear, his tips are always useful and he has a positive mindset when teaching, which is definitely what I needed! Now I can sing again, and have made a great friend in the process. Thanks Ben."
BRODIE DONOUGHER | FORMER WEST END 'BILLY ELLIOT'
"Not only is Ben an incredible musician but he's also a great leader and knows how to produce a show. He will always go out of his way to give us feedback and help us improve our performances and we always have confidence that he will give us good musical direction."
AIDEN CARSON | TRIPLE-THREAT PERFORMER
"Ben is a wonderful MD; He is very patient and no question or request is too trivial. He is always clear in his explanations when he is teaching, bringing the best out of his performers. Ben is incredibly talented and his extensive musical knowledge means his direction and therefore his productions are always of an impressively high quality."
EMILY KNIGHT | TRIPLE-THREAT PERFORMER