Ben Gurton

Freelance

Quick Facts:

Nationality: Australia
Artist Since:2016
Influences:James Morrison,Bill Watrous,Fayyaz Virji
Twitter:@bgurtone
Mac or PC:Mac
iPhone or Android:iPhone
Facebook or Twitter:Facebook
Satellite or Cable:Cable
Finale or Sibelius:Sibelius
Favorite Big Band:Bob Curnow Big Band
Favorite Performance Venue:Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Bio:

Ben has worked in many areas of the music world. He has recorded and toured with Guy Sebastian including Australia’s Eurovision entry “Tonight Again” and touring his Memphis album alongside Stax Records legends Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn.
 
He has recorded albums for various artists including Jimmy Barnes, UK artist Passenger, Sarah Blasko, Caroline O’Connor, Anthony Warlow, The Sleepy Jackson, the Mothership Orchestra with Bob Sheppard and Alex Sipiagin, and even David Hasselhoff!
 
Live Ben has performed with artists as diverse as Florence and the Machine, Bonobo, Michael Bolton, Noel Gallagher, Jane Zhang (China tour), Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, Anthony Warlow, Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Royal Crown Revue, The Four Tops, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, Maria Schneider and Bob Mintzer.
 
In the world of television he has worked on The Voice, Australian Idol, Australia’s Got Talent, Strictly Dancing and I Am A Singer (China).
 
In musical theatre he has played for the world premiere production of Dirty Dancing, Anything Goes, Singin’ In The Rain, Fame (Australia and Asia), The Boy From Oz w. Hugh Jackman, Burn The Floor (Australia, London, China) and more.
 
In 2013 Ben released his first album “Prelude To A Scene” that combines inspiration from his composition work for film and theatre with the jazz quintet format. Recorded in super high-resolution in a large ambient space, “this high quality recording’s mood is dreamy, quiet and pensive.”
 
Ben studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music, McGill University, Montreal and in 2001 the Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA.