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.
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.
All proceeds from the CD, vinyl and digital sales of this album in 2020, will be donated to local NHS charities in the UK who have been working tirelessly through the pandemic to keep us safe and well.
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.