Credit: Ben Hunter
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Credit: Ben Hunter
I'm Ben Hunter, a solo artist born and raised in a small countryside town called Barnstaple In North Devon. I'm a music fanatic who left a cosy seaside town for the wild lights of the city on a quest of discovery... And I found it. My influences include: My Parents, Liam Gallagher, J.cole, Stuart Wilde and Eminem to name a few.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
Its great that we have such diversity in music right now and I'm always blown away by the standard of artists across the board - I feel my passion to raise awareness, spread positivity and unite people sets me apart from other artists within my genre.
What’s your back-story?
Anarchy is the lead single taken from my debut E.P - At the time of composing this record I was a number on a seat in the corporate world, with a boss I hated, Underpaid, Undervalued and Unfulfilled. I was fired from this job eventually after the boss called me a lazy C@#T I managed to throw my keyboard across the office and hit him straight in the head! This record sums up how I feel about our system, the characters we worship and the opportunity to break our current vices through re-uniting ... Anarchy is the key!
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on a track with an artist called Frederick Long to raise awareness for mental health issues. I had a close friend attempt to kill himself and his story inspired this track.
What is the first song you remember hearing?
Robert Palmer - Addicted to love. My old man used to bang this out in the motor
You are in a Karaoke Bar - What\'s your go to song?
Don't look back in anger - Oasis, a proper crowd pleaser :)
What was the first gig you went to?
I used to go to a local pub called the thatch and watch all the travelling artists perform - it was real intimate venue and I remember always admiring the artists and thinking I would be doing that one day.
Which song do you wish you\'d written? Justin Timberlake - Senorita
Which song changed your life? Eminem - Lose Yourself
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don\'t Kill My Vibe
What song is stuck in your head right now?Liam Gallagher - Wall of Glass
What was the first Album you bought? Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Which song made you want to play music? Eminem - Superman