Ben was born in Carlisle, North England near to the boarder of Scotland. He now lives and writes songs in London, South of the river. Leaving school at sixteen, Ben went to work in several of the factories around Carlisle. During this period, Ben discovered the songs of Bob Dylan along with many early blues and folk standards. His own songs came soon after, and he's been writing ever since. Ben has toured extensively around Europe, both supporting artists such as Joan Armatrading and as a solo act.