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 August. 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.
Cold Hard Shoulder Album
Ben’s debut album of country/folk songs, ‘Cold Hard Shoulder’, was released on the 28th of August
Ben Atkinson’s debut album of country/folk songs, Cold Hard Shoulder, is available everywhere now! The album features tracks written over the past ten years and recorded and produced during the recent lockdown during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – John Prine Cover
Kansas City, from R&H's Oklahoma – Ben Atkinson
Ben Atkinson – Supermarket Flowers Cover
Piano Man, Billy Joel Cover by Ben Atkinson
Glorious You – Frank Turner Cover
Jolene – Dolly Parton Cover by Ben Atkinson
Mama Tried – Merle Haggard cover by Ben Atkinson
We'll Meet Again – Dame Vera Lynn Tribute
Bears – Lyle Lovett cover by Ben Atkinson
You've Got A Friend In Me – Ben Atkinson Cover
No I In Beer (Brad Paisley) / Hole In The Bottle (Kelsea Ballerini) / I Hate Dates
Imagine – John Lennon Cover
Party In The USA (Miley Cyrus Cover) – Ben Atkinson
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.