Ben Russell And The Charmers

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Ben Russell And The Charmers - Reggae Live Act in Canterbury

Ben Russell And The Charmers Short Info

BEN RUSSELL AND THE CHARMERS, also known as BRC, are Kent's most respected, “feel good” reggae band, bursting with vocal harmony and charm!

They are renowned for their unique and vibrant earthy sounds which have seen them perform 100's of gigs since 2010 all throughout Kent and the UK.

With their powerful song writing, tight musicianship, stage presence, energy, and audience interaction they offer the full showmanship package.

BRC are currently recording a new 12 track album due for release mid-2014. These new songs all written by frontman, Ben Russell, feature environmental issues you would expect from a reggae band, but also tales of love and compassion blended in the summer sounding reggae.

On their current 9 track EP, available on iTunes, “The whole pattern remains the same throughout the tracks on the EP, but because of the sole fact that it’s reggae, it creates a nice bond with the listener, therefore allowing the listener to love Ben Russell and the four piece of The Charmers to concoct a potion on love, life and festive filled anthems" Keith Ling - Keiths Independent review.

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Their 2013 achievements include;
*One Love Festival- UK’s No. 1 Reggae Dub Festival, previously staged the likes of Damien Marley and Andrew Tosh
*Supporting ‘Katchafire’ at Exchange Bristol- Legendary New Zealand reggae band who played on the Gully stage, Glastonbury 2013
*Lounge on The Farm- Kent’s biggest festival, Main stage supporting Aswad and Soul II Soul
*Supporting ‘Legend’- The Bob Marley Experience Worldwide
*Kent Festivals- to name a few, Whitstable Oyster Festival, Herne Bay Festival, Faversham Hop Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Wheels and Fins
*France- Hoymillle Festival

Band Bio:
BEN RUSSELL - Singer/ Songwriter/ Lead Guitarist
He is a gifted musician with a soulful voice and unique approach to reggae roots that is supported with his talent on Lap Steel, 12 String and his 6 String Les Paul. Born and bred in Wollongong “The City of Beaches” on the East Coast of Australia, his passion for surfing and snowboarding can be felt within the earthy acoustic tunes and soulful beat of reggae. Ben’s passion for music has found him on stages throughout Australia, Canada, France and the UK. He is an extremely talented and confident lead guitarist with an infectious passion 4 music.

AND THE CHARMERS
MEL KOCAK- Vocals/ Keys/ Percussion
An Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts graduate, Mel, is the bands remaining original ‘Charmer’. Coming from a theatre background, she adds powerful vocal technique and harmony.

KEV MACLEOD- Bass/ Backing Vocals
A singer/ songwriter by trade, Kev, took up bass 8 years ago and has since found his secret love for fat reggae bass lines. After all bass players do like it deeper!?

BRIAN TUITT-Drummer
Previously toured nationwide for the ska, reggae band Bad Manners, Brian, is a talented reggae drummer and continues to impress people with his low key, evenhanded approached to the reggae beat.

JAMES BARBER- Drummer
A recently converted rock drummer, James, has taken on the reggae rhythm in a whole different meaning, adding his technical talent as BRC’s 2nd drummer. Once burnt, twice shy!

And supported by the brass boys Matt, Danny and Tom

Description
Website: www.benrussellandthecharmers.com
Audio link: www.soundcloud.com/benrussellandthecharmers
Video link:www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qMNhOVVVpM
Email:uvebeencharmed@gmail.com
Band page:www.reverbnation.com/benrussellandthecharmers
Band interests
Reggae Music and Peace, Snowboarding and Surfing, Sunshine and Lolly pops

BEN RUSSELL AND THE CHARMERS, also known as BRC, are Kent's most respected, “feel good” reggae band, bursting with vocal harmony and charm!

They are renowned for their unique and vibrant earthy sounds which have seen them perform 100's of gigs since 2010 all throughout Kent and the UK.

With their powerful song writing, tight musicianship, stage presence, energy, and audience interaction they offer the full showmanship package.

BRC are currently recording a new 12 track album due for release mid-2014. These new songs all written by frontman, Ben Russell, feature environmental issues you would expect from a reggae band, but also tales o...

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Past Gigs Ben Russell And The Charmers

  • 08 | 2014 Winchester Boomtown Fair

Discography Ben Russell And The Charmers

  • 2013 Ben Russell And The Charmers EP |

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Origin

  • Canterbury GB

Founded

  • 2010

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