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BEN WILLMOTT

Genre: Alternative Rock, Folk, Rock, Solo

Website: http://www.benwillmottmusic.com

Contact:
ben@benwillmottmusic.com

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MORE ABOUT BEN WILLMOTT

Playing just under one hundred shows in each of the last two years across New England and New York in highly respected venues including, but not limited to, The Middle East and Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, The Knitting Factory in New York, New York, Club Metronome in Burlington, Vermont, The Nines in Ithaca, New York and One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine. Partnering with the revolutionary software UMIXIT, whose roster of artists includes Billy Joel and Aerosmith. Sharing the stage with nationally renowned acts such as Grammy Award Winning Singer Songwriter Jesse Harris, who wrote the Norah Jones’ hit Don’t Know Why. Releasing and promoting a six song EP, that critics are calling “flawless” (The Ithacan) “infectious” (EvolutionOfMedia.com) “tasty” (AddReviews.com) and “genuine” (The Wheaton Wire) and is in heavy rotation on radio stations such as 92.7 WMVY in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts and 93.9 WDNY in Rochester, New York.

These are just some of the recent accomplishments of pop-rock pianist, singer, and songwriter Ben Willmott, who at the age of twenty-five is releasing his highly anticipated, full length, album Rich With Love. This collection of songs is an example of Willmott’s growing maturity not only as a songwriter, but as a singer and pianist as well. Filled with lush string and horn arrangements, solid drum grooves, catchy guitar lines, smooth vocals, and hooky piano riffs, the arrangements are a bit more experimental, but still the same simple straight-forward pop-rock music that everyone was talking about when they heard Ben Willmott’s last successful effort. Featuring fourteen brand new, original, compositions including the poetic Alabama, the sentimental Emily, and the crowd favorite Ithaca, Rich With Love is sure to take him to the next level.

Encompassing elements of Billy Joel, Ben Folds, James Taylor and Bach, Willmott mixes the pop, rock, folk and classical music styles that he grew up listening to and studying. This unique sound, which continues to impress listeners wherever it is heard, is described by AllAgesZine.com as being “nothing short of spectacular…simply unmatched by most of today's musicians.” The Bentley College Vanguard announces that “when these songs start playing thousands of times a day on the radio, you'll want to be the one to tell your friends you knew him first.” Music Journalist Kelly O’Neil writes, “though still under the radar, Willmott has amazing potential as the next American troubadour.”

From his childhood days in the rural town of Sherborn, Massachusetts, through his education at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, where he received a double degree in music and business, to the release of this new album, Willmott’s goal has remained the same: to create upbeat songs with a positive message that will give his listeners a reason to look forward to the future. As it was with his first release, it remains more apparent than ever, Ben Willmott is not an artist who you want to miss. For more information, please visit his official website at www.benwillmottmusic.com.

RICH WITH LOVE is due out on May 30, 2008.