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Biography


Ben started playing at the age of 12 through and quickly joined the Billy Hyde Academy under Milan Troha, Over the years Ben has enjoyed a heavy Touring schedule with bands such as MM9, Switchkicker, LO!, Kinetic Assassins, The Dead Love, Sub Atari Knives, BHVRS, Warflags, Clairy Brown.

Ben is currently the full time drummer for Multi-Platinum selling artist ILLY, covering Australia's top festivals and Venues, as well as touring heavily internationally. With numerous appearance’s on session recordings and also TV commercials for MTV, Jagermeister, NRMA and even flavored milk!

Ben has taught at Drum City, School of Rock Sydney, Drum Centre Music Centre, Zen Studios, Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts. When off the road, Ben is the Drum Dept manager at Australia’s leading backline company Deluxe Audio, Melbourne, getting first-hand experience of what passes as a Road worthy set of Cymbals, Drums and Hardware, hence the reason he plays Paiste over all other brands.