ELTON JOHN says, “You better watch out for this kid. He can really play!”
Indeed, 14-year-old Ben Babylon plays keyboards with the passion and skill of an artist twice his age. Singer/songwriter Ben Babylon is an award-winning rock/jazz pianist and keyboardist who received the prestigious Maestro Award in both 2011 and 2012, for outstanding soloist, at the San Diego Jazz Music Festival. Growing up, he was surrounded by music, with a singer/songwriter mother and his father, Guy Babylon, the Grammy Award-winning keyboardist for the Elton John band for over 20 years. Ben grew up watching his father work closely with Elton, and was heavily influenced by them both. Now he is following in his father's footsteps, writing songs with insightful lyrics and laying the groundwork for his own musical career.
Ben has performed at such prestigious venues as House of Blues in Hollywood, The Canyon Club, The Mint, Whisky a Go Go, and the renowned Yoshi’s jazz club in Oakland, California. More recently The Ben Babylon Band played at three venues during the 2011 Malibu Music Festival: The Sunset Restaurant, The World Famous Malibu Inn, and the Malibu Country Mart.
The Ben Babylon Band has played:
1)The House of Blues, for the Shredfest April 7
2)The Canyon Club, Opening for the Jazzmatics April 22
3)The Santa Barbra Fair and Expo on April 26
4The Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood on May 3,
5)The Conejo Valley Days Carnival May 5,
6)Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood July 5
7)Skaters Point Santa Barbara July 6
8)Battle of the Bands July 21
9)The Venice Beach Summerfest July 28th on the main stage
10)Fiesta Festival in Santa Barbara August 2
11)Arroyopalooza Fair August 4
Ben is currently working on his first album of original songs, "Dreams For Sale," in collaboration with several members of the Elton John Band: lead guitarist Davey Johnstone, drummer Nigel Olsson, percussionist John Mahon and bass player Bob Birch. The album will be released this summer. The album’s first single, “Contradiction,” is available now on iTunes.
Please go to our website: www.BabylonMusic.biz
The Home page and the Video page have lots of live performances of the Ben Babylon Band.
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Wow how incredible your life has been. Hope to be able to meet you someday at an event. Or just because:) Would love ot hear your music when it is up- and hope you check mine out too. hopin got be on teh top 10 still this week. although I am goign away to see my sister and will not be on teh computer. HOping others will vote without prodding :)
Make it a great day!
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