Ben combines the formal training in jazz and classical music he received at Eastman School of Music with the roots music of his British folk-singing, bluegrass-playing parents and with the technology of being a computer programmer. He regularly performs original music as a singer/songwriter and as Modern Robot, which plays live soundtracks to classic silent films and other weird movies.

Ben’s wide interests have seen him operate orchestral gear for Meatloaf performances, tour the US with The Wizard of Oz, play keyboards and banjo for the Martha Bassett Band, perform at Triad Stage and Playmakers for Laurelyn Dossett, travel China with Andy Eversole’s “Banjo Earth” project, and accompany many of Greensboro’s fine musicians, including Matty Sheets, Emily Stewart, Molly McGinn, Molly Miller, and Cathalyn Robs.