- Celtic Connections
Easy-Listening Traditional Folk Music At Its Best
- Rosamund Woodroffe, Bright Young Folk
About Ben CHURCH
A Manchester lad now based in Newcastle, Ben Church grew up in two worlds: his maternal family’s ties to folk music (and more than a little blues and jazz) and his dad’s love of rock. Both influenced the percussive guitar skills, unique singing voice and contemporary arrangements that led to him picking up a Danny Kyle Award for his solo performance at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Contemporary Traditional music
Ben Church is influenced by artists including Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Frank Turner and Andy McKee. He brings a mixture of jazzy tinges and contemporary percussive acoustic guitar playing to his passion for traditional and modern folk music.
Ben’s voice has been described as ‘unique’, ‘sorrowful’ and ‘easy-listening’. It has a soothing character that lends itself particularly to the mournful side of folk music.
Ben’s favourite way to spend time is playing steel-string acoustic guitar. Ben mostly plays his Fylde Falstaff which is particularly suited to (and helped shape) his fingerstyle technique.
Ben Church is a keen songwriter, whether writing songs influenced by traditional music, rock, metal or occasionally pop.
Ben runs a small studio on Logic Pro where he records all of his music and videos.
These days Ben is mostly what he likes to self-effacingly call ‘a professional bedroom musician’. Thanks to the internet he can create musical experiences online and reach more people than he ever could touring while spending more time with his wife and son. However, he does play live from time to time and dates will be posted here.
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