Ben started playing guitar at the age of 12, bashing out Nirvana and Soundgarden songs between classes in middle school. This progressed to learning jazz standards from an older respected, local musician. He talks in depth about playing with different artists and how to fit into their style, and other instruments on stage. His first US tour was with Missy Higgins on a yellow bus. Followed by many other artists such as Gotye, Angus and Julia Stone, and Passenger.