Ben Hayes

Beginning his journey on blues guitar and finding his feet in London playing jazz double bass, Ben’s musical history represents a melange of formative influences. Discovering along the way a predilection for immersing himself in the sounds of other cultures, Ben draws as heavily on the haunting oud melodies of Arabic music and the innately moving rhythms of traditional west African music as he does on the intricately maximal hip-hop and soul of contemporaries such as Lapalux and Flying Lotus, resulting in a sound that both builds on established tradition and occupies a distinct space in the modern musical landscape. This autumn see’s Ben take on the challenge of translating Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 95-92 into the live arena, with dates in Manchester and Liverpool.

Agent Info

Andrew Wildgoose
andrew@diplomatsofsound.org