Ben Castle

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Ben Castle
Born 1973 (age 40–41)
Genres Jazz
Occupations Instrumentalist, songwriter
Instruments Clarinet, saxophone
Years active 1986-present
Associated acts Duke Special, Jamie Cullum, Beth Rowley
Website www.bencastle.com

Ben Castle (born 1973) is a British jazz musician, the younger son of television presenter and entertainer Roy Castle (1932-1994) and Fiona Dickson (born 1940). He placed first in the Jazz category of the 2003 International Songwriting Competition with his song "The Heckler".[1]

Castle plays clarinet and saxophone and has performed as a backing musician for Duke Special and Jamie Cullum.

Castle co-wrote the album Little Dreamer with singer Beth Rowley. The album debuted at #6 in the UK Album Charts.

In 1986, Castle saw Marillion play at the Milton Keynes Bowl. Through his interest in drumming as a youth, he became acquainted with Marillion drummer Ian Mosley and many years later performed saxophone on the band's track "Deserve", from their 1999 album Marillion.com, as well as recording an album with Mosley, Postmankind, which was released in 2001.[2]

Castle played the woodwind with the band Storm Corrosion, on their self-titled album.

Discography[edit]

  • Big Celebration (1994) (with Roy Castle)
  • Postmankind (2001) (with Ian Mosley)
  • Blah Street (2004)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2003 WINNERS". International Songwriting Competition. Retrieved 2003-12-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Ian Mosley, Information & Solo Projects". Marillion. Retrieved 4 July 2014.