Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ben Helm is a professional session musician, educator, band leader and arranger who has over 20 years experience in live performance, studio recording and directing ensembles.
Ben is a highly in-demand session musician in the North of England, throughout the UK and further afield. He works with a large variety of artists across the country and is adept at performing any style required live or in the studio. Ben performs as a soloist and with a host of ensembles for weddings, corporate events, theatres, concert halls, live gig venues, studio sessions and just about whatever other fantastic opportunities are thrown at him!
A few of Ben's career highlights to date include, working with Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), performing at the BBC 6Music Festival and headlining the Sage Gateshead in the North East.
Ben has featured in many local and national publications such as Q and CLASH and his work has received airplay on Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, 6Music, BBC Newcastle, and Amazing Radio.
He is greatly inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Martin Taylor, Chet Atkins, Claude Debussy and Steely Dan.
Ben is proud to be an Eastman Guitars endorsed artist.
Eastman is greatly respected as an extremely high quality - high value, affordable arch top, flat top, and electric guitar manufacturer. All products are regarded by players as some of the best and most expertly crafted in the world and are used everywhere from homes to major concert stages internationally.
For performance, teaching and studio work, Ben uses the AR810CE-SB arch top and the E20OM acoustic.
For more information on Eastman's beautiful instruments, visit: www.eastmanguitars.com