Playing guitar for over a decade.
Ben has picked up a guitar from the age of 7. Now, in his last year of training at Leeds College of Music, Ben is gaining experience and adding to his portfolio of work all the time. Proficient in all contemporary styles, Ben excels in Funk, Soul, RnB, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Indie. Ben takes influence from a very wide range of guitarists including Mark Lettieri, Nile Rodgers, Scott Henderson, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, John Scofield, George Benson, Larry Carlton, John Mayer, Brian May and Joe Satriani.
Available for live and session work, Ben also has a home recording set up so is able to do remote recording sessions. Get in contact below to discuss your project!
Take a look at the projects he’s been involved in:
A 5 piece Indie-Pop boyband from Leeds/York. Ben joined them towards the end of 2018, just before they released their first EP, ‘Does It Matter?’ Quickly building a fanbase in Leeds and beyond, Alleyways are fast becoming an unstoppable force in the north. A new EP is due early 2019, which everyone involved is incredibly excited about releasing.
BPM (Ben Clark Trio)
Ben’s first project exploring instrumental Jazz, Fusion and Prog. Their first ever gig was the support slot for Snarky Puppy’s Mark Lettieri in Leeds, April 2019.
“Named after the founding members of the trio, BPM brings a fresh new approach to the guitar trio. Fronted by the flamboyant and energetic guitarist of Alleyways and Mercutio, Ben Clark and his innovative writing style brings a brand new sound to the burgeoning DIY music scene in the north. He is supported by Leeds’ most driving new rhythm section; Maurice Sylvester of King Komodo and Big Mo’s Big Trio, and Paolo Mazzoni of Project Hilts and TC and The Groove Family.”
Leeds College of Music Contemporary Pop Choir
An amazing opportunity to work with such a large ensemble. Here are some of the concerts Ben’s been involved in.
An Indie outfit from Leeds. Co-written and produced by Ben along with Singer/Songwriter, Kate Oates. Their EP, ‘Face To Face‘ is out on all digital streaming platforms. ‘Something’s Coming’ was written by Ben with the video produced by Luke McGregor Phillips.
The SofaTime Sessions
A series of live sessions, arranged, played and presented by Ben. Each week sees a new guest join Ben in the studio. Produced by Luke McGregor Phillips.
An example of Ben working with singers to arrange and produce.
Harley JJ and the Conscious
An album written by Harley JJ and Ben, also arranged by Ben on a £0 budget.