Music has been a passion of Ben’s for many years. Whether it be performing on stage in musical theatre or presenting his eclectic musical tastes on the radio during Ben’s Country Music Show and other programmes. However, he hasn’t often shared his own music. In 2020 that all changed as Ben made a conscious decision to start recording some of his favourite cover songs and to finally start work on an album of his own music, the songs he’s been writing for over ten years.
You can listen to some of the music Ben’s been recording on this page, including cover songs and tracks from his upcoming album, ‘Cold Hard Shoulder’, which will be released in July. Ben plays the guitar and mandolin, the songs on this record will all be written, performed and produced by him, other than a couple of cover tracks.
Ben’s first album of country/folk songs, ‘Cold Hard Shoulder’, will be released on the 26th July 2020. The record features songs that Ben has written over the past ten years, plus a couple of covers. You can watch the lyric video for the first single from the record, ‘I Never Liked Coffee Before You’, below. The songs are also available on all streaming platforms and iTunes/Apple.
On his YouTube channel, Ben has been recording cover songs for the past several months including some of his favourite country/Americana songs. You can watch the videos of Ben’s cover songs below.
Ben Atkinson is a writer, presenter and designer.
He has a broad range of experience and interests which stretch across the creative industries, from broadcasting to writing, design and development. Ben is the author of two novels, the presenter of a syndicated country music programme which airs on stations across the UK, and an established web developer and graphic designer, with a number of national and international websites, branding projects and mobile apps to his name.