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I recently booked Ben's remote drum sessions for an album I'm producing and I'm amazed at the musicianship. The quality of the recording has taken my tracks to another level. He played exactly what was needed for every track. Ben is a top guy who went above and beyond my expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and I can't wait to work with him again real soon.

Matt Bishop (Producer, Inspire Music, Honey Rider)

Ben Stone has delivered without doubt the best drums I have ever received from a remote drum session. Ben totally understood what we wanted, his suggestions were perfect, and if you want beautifully recorded drums using the very best mics, Ben is your man. An absolute pleasure to work with, and a lovely chap too.

Carl Moreton & Steve Berrington, songwriters

PHIL COLLINS _ MIKE + THE MECHANICS _ JUNE _ 2017

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MIKE+THE MECHANICS OPENING FOR PHIL COLLINS! Ben will be playing drums with Mike+The Mechanics for a few huge shows this summer with Phil Collins as part of his “Not Dead…

BONNIE TYLER IN CHILE / LEBANON

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Ben will be back playing with Welsh female rock legend Bonnie Tyler during 2017 for a couple of dates on her current tour. Ben is covering for her regular drummer…

BEN TOURING EUROPE – ICH WÜRD ES WIERDER TUN LIVE

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY / MARCH Ben tours with German Universal Music recording artist “Michelle” for 29 date European tour. Michelle made her comeback in 2015 with “The Hits” tour after a…

CO-WRITE ON NEW HORNAL ALBUM “THE GAME BEGINS WITH THE LIGHTS OUT”

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                  BENSTONEOFFICIAL.COM is very pleased to announce that the new Hornal album is out now on all major platforms. Entitled “The Game Begins With…

2016 / 2017 UPDATE

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2016 / 17 updates October 2016: So it’s been a while since I put an update on here…my apologies! The good news is I’ve been incredibly busy since my last…

LIVE DVD RELEASES IN 2016

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After a busy 2015 on the road with European artists Helene Fischer and Michelle, 2016 sees Ben appear on the DVD/Blue-ray/Album releases from these shows. Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel Live Die…

2016 SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION UPDATE

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Ben has been busy during the later part of 2015 songwriting and producing songs at his studio with R&B artist Andrew Roachford. One of the songs entitled Having You Around...

BEN IS CURRENTLY TOURING WITH HELENE FISCHER IN EUROPE

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THE HELENE FISCHER BAND WILL PLAY TO OVER 1,000,000 PEOPLE BY THE END OF THE SUMMER TOUR 2015 Ben is currently on tour playing percussion with Germany’s biggest female star…

FEBRUARY 2015 TOUR UPDATE – “MICHELLE” – GERMANY

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Back on tour during February/March with Universal artist “Michelle”   Hello all you lovely people on the web and social media sites if you’ve followed a link from my various…

BEN JOINS HELENE FISCHER ON PERCUSSION FOR FARBENSPIEL TOUR, 2014

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Ben has joined one of Germany’s biggest stars Helene Fischer on percussion   Ben has joined one of Germany’s biggest stars Helene Fischer on percussion duties covering for an absent…

LEONA LEWIS IN BERLIN 2014

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Sorry for the silence recently via my web blog. It’s been a busy time at Stone towers or rather on numerous planes and tour buses! A few months back I…

BEN CURRENTLY TOURING WITH MIKE + THE MECHANICS (EUROPE/UK 2014)

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Ben is currently touring with Mike + The Mechanics across Europe and the UK during summer 2014. See tour dates below for more information. http://mikeandthemechanics.com/live/        

ONE OFF TOM JONES SHOW IN RUSSIA

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I’m sitting on a train traveling back home writing this after having just done a one off show with Sir Tom Jones on the 8th March 2014 in Moscow, Russia….

BEN WITH JAMES WALSH (ex Starsailor) ON DEBUT ALBUM “TURNING POINT”.

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I’m pleased to say that towards the end of 2013 I finished recording drums & percussion on the debut solo album from James Walsh entitled “Turning Point”.  The album from…

BENS OFFICIAL MUSIC FOR TV SOUNDCLOUD PAGE IS NOW ACTIVE.

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Ben has been busy writing and recording for various TV ads/programs recently. Some of these examples can be previewed on his SoundCloud page. Ben says his SoundCloud page is primarily…

BEN FEATURED IN RHYTHM MAGAZINES HEALTH BLOG

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Ben has been featured once again in Rhythm Magazine as part of a blog by fellow drummer Steve Barney on the benefits of healthy living and the importance of staying…

BEN SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH CYMBAL GIANT AVEDIS ZILDJIAN.

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After many years of using Zildjian cymbals Ben has signed an international endorsement deal with the cymbal giant. Zildjian create some of the finest cymbals in the world which is…

BEN INTERVIEWED BY RHYTHM MAGAZINE.

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During a busy rehearsal schedule and just before heading to the USA for some live shows UK Rhythm Magazine caught up with Ben to discuss his career, being a multi…

BEN SWITCHES TO DW DRUMS.

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After almost 10 years with Tama drums Ben has made the Switch to Drum Workshop drums ahead of his US tour with Sir Tom Jones. Through a series of chance…

About Ben

Ben Stone is a UK based Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Songwriter and Musical Director. Ben credits include some of the music businesses most legendary names. Ben has worked with the likes of –

Sir Tom Jones

Mike + The Mechanics

Helene Fischer

Rick Wakeman

Leona Lewis

The list goes on …..

Ben has produced and written music for artists such as Andrew Roachford as well as written and produced music for TV (Nat Geo, S4C etc…)

When not on the road touring the world Ben has a thriving Remote Session business playing and recording drums at his studio for clients all over the world. Ben also offers the full production package. Get in touch HERE

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Ben has been involved with some of the worlds biggest and most critically acclaimed pop and rock artists of the last 40 years. Ben’s session and touring credits include artists such as, Rick Wakeman, Sir Tom Jones, Mike + The Mechanics and James Walsh.Ben has done sessions both as a drummer, programmer and an engineer. He also offers drum tracks and full production from his own ProTools / Logic based studio on a wireless basis. Ben also has a wealth of experience in producing backing tracks and arrangements for tours including taking your “Album Sounds” and recreating them and translating them into an exciting live show.To book Ben for a session or tour as a drummer or musical director please get in touch via the Book Ben Stone section on this website.

Remote Drum Sessions

Global touring/studio session drummer, percussionist, programmer and producer Ben Stone is now offering remote drum sessions and midi drum sessions (for use with virtual instruments) both types of sessions are of the highest possible quality using the best gear that is used on all of the biggest modern and classic recordings from legendary studios the world over. All of this within budget no matter how big or small! For more info please check out the Remote Sessions Page.

Musical Director

Ben’s work as a drummer accounts for only a small part of his professional career to date. A lot of his work includes arranging and producing music for recordings, tours, musicals and TV.Ben offers a multi faceted approach to the role of musical director depending on the project being directed. Ben’s approach is always tailored to the project and musical requirements. As well as creating backing tracks and arrangements in recorded form he is able to chart and arrange for Guitar, Bass, Keys, Brass, Strings, Drums and Percussion among many other instruments.To book Ben for a session or tour as a drummer or musical director please get in touch via the Book Ben Stone page on this website.

Programming

Whether it’s programing drums, synths or ProTools, Ben has been privileged enough to work with some great artists as a programmer. On the drum programing side of things Ben specializes in Roland V-Drums and has worked to bring many shows to life with his sound design and programing. Working closely with Roland Japan’s R&D team for over ten years now, Ben has been able to stay at the forefront of electronic drum technology and use it with great effect in many shows and with many artists. Ben has spent years creating and expanding his sample library from his own acoustic drum and percussion collection through to classic drum machines of the past.Ben has gained a reputation amongst many drummers and artists as the go to guy for support and advice when using electronics in the live environment. He has helped artists such as Duran Duran, Rick Wakeman, Gorilaz, Pharrel Williams and The Wanted incorporate live programing and/or electronics into their shows to add that extra dimension needed in todays pop world. Ben has also been the programing head behind many big named drummers using V-Drums on various shows, tours and drum clinics over the years. One of the highlights for Ben has been his programming work with Rick Wakeman on the “Six Wives of Henry VII” show live at Hampton Court. A sell out run of shows playing the full album for the first time in it’s entirety with a full orchestra and a host of world class musicians. Ben handled all of the drum programming for this mammoth show using Roland V-Drums.

Songwriting

Whether on the road or at his studio Ben is always writing and working on ideas for various projects. Ben’s song-writing spans many genres from classical piano and orchestra pieces through to pop/rock/dance and acoustic blues/folk music. Ben admits to having a very eclectic music taste and due to the very nature of his profession it requires a in-depth knowledge of lots of styles both as a drummer but also as a writer, musician and producer.

Ben works from his own ProTools / Logic equipped studio but also has the ability to be mobile which helps when recording or writing on location is a necessity.

Ben offers the full package when writing and producing from the initial idea to the finished recording. He has the ability to employ some of the worlds best session players and singers for your recordings or if you prefer can track the whole production in house.

To write with Ben or have him produce your song/album simply get in touch to discuss your ideas and requirements via the Book Ben Stone page on this website.

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