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Ben Stone

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Ben grew up in Wales, UK and was taught drums from an early age by his dad Anthony Stone. After playing for a year or two he formed his first band at age 12 and then went on two years later to join a touring show band playing theatre venues and festivals all over the UK. In and around touring and whilst studying Ben quickly went on to play drum clinics forging relationships with manufacturers of which he still uses their instruments today. Ben has also helped to design and work on many products for his endorsements over the years. Ben gained a reputation on the international touring scene for being able to turn up and learn shows without rehearsals at a moments notice. This happened firstly with Sir Tom Jones whilst being called to dep for long term friend and drummer Gary Wallis. Ben stepped in on the US leg of the tour to cover the gig with no rehearsals having to learn and play nearly 50 songs with only a few days notice! This has since led to calls from various bands and artists requiring his services to cover huge gigs at the drop of a hat! stadiums…arenas…theatres…clubs…no pressure!! As well as touring and doing studio sessions Ben spends a lot of time writing and producing from his studio for various artists, TV commercials / films and stage shows. Latest releases have been with Andrew Roachford’s on his new album “Encore” for which Ben wrote and produced (mixed/played many instruments on) the song “Having You Around” available on iTunes and Amazon. 
In recent times Ben has been doing lot’s of high end remote sessions both on drums and other instruments including mi engineering. As the industry has changed this is proving very popular right now. Ben uses only the best SSL channel strips and various great studio mic’s so you can get that “Famous Record” quality and sound but at a fraction of the cost of having to hire a big studio and get Ben to come to you. Check out Ben’s Remote sessions on his website.
Ben’s latest gig’s have included European artists Michelle and Helene Fischer. 2015 saw Helene tour with Ben on Percussion for her biggest outing yet covering 26 stadiums and filming a very successful live DVD/album at the olympic stadium in Berlin. Breaking many European touring records and performing to over a million fans on the tour Ben was very proud to have been a part of the tours huge success.