"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'
"I’ve only known Ben for a short period of time; however, in this small timeframe, I’ve already seen what a generous, diligent, and dependable man he is. A few months ago, he reached out to me on social media and asked if we could collaborate. At first, I was hesitant because I didn’t know him or his talents yet, but after hearing what he could do with a piano, I was absolutely blown away. Since then, we’ve done a few projects together — he records a track and I record the vocals — and it has been a pleasure to work with him each and every time. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and of course exceptionally talented! I am very honoured to have worked with such a wonderful guy and to be able to call him a friend of mine now. Keep an eye on him — he’s going to make it far."
NICK PALAZZOLO | TRIPLE-THREAT PERFORMER