Ben Rusch

Ben is an award-winning songwriter and composer based in London, UK, who has released 17 full-length albums.

The songs build influences from Pop, Folk, Jazz and Classical Music on a Rock Music foundation.

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Ben's principal live instruments are the piano and guitar, and he plays a number of other instruments on his recordings, including the mandolin, bagpipes, percussion, and double bass.

Ben's songs received honorable mentions in the international songwriting contest SongDoor 2009. Ben was also a finalist in the German Rock Music Competition, won second prize in the Southern German Rock Music Competition, as well as winning the South-Western German Rock Music Contest. He twice won first regional prizes in the national young musicians classical music competition (piano), as well as receiving two awards from the city of Kaiserslautern, Germany, for outstanding achievement in the performance of contemporary classical music (piano). At Oxford University, Ben held the Sir Adrian Boult instrumental scholarship for two years.

In the meantime, Ben has found the time to play several hundred live performances and to get picked up by magazines around the world, including Lipstik Indie music magazine, Inanna Naked magazine, Skope Magazine, Music Now on Junior's Cave, Wildy's World, LaserDog's Music Hour and has recently been selected to be featured in IAE Magazine and in what is commonly referred to as "the bible of progressive music": Progressive Magazine.

Ben is the Artist Pick Of The Week of NRG Theory Management (February 2010) and a Weekly Featured Artist in Music Now, Junior's Cave online magazine (February 2010).

Songs from the 17 albums have been played on major terrestrial radio stations in Germany (SWR, RPR, Rockland Radio) and are on rotation with a large number of internet radio stations, e.g. Midsweep at Rhubarb Radio, Insomnia Radio UK, The Songwriter's Network, Indie 104 Radio LA, Breakaway Radio, Pongid Radio, Radio Crystal Blue, Banana Peel Radio, Indie Life Radio, Leaf Pile Radio, Underworld Mix Radio, BandRadio and IM Radio. They have also been featured on some of the most highly rated music podcasts in the world, including Dark Compass and Indie Launchpad.

Ben Rusch, London

music type
Fast acoustic music - Solo artist - Live original music
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
London, London, NW3 2AN
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