Ben Jorgensen

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Ben Jorgensen
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Background information
Born (1983-07-04) July 4, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Emo
Pop Punk
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals
Electric Guitar
Drums
Keyboard
Labels Equal Vision Records
Sire Records
Associated acts Armor for Sleep
God Loves A Challenge
Random Task
Notable instruments
Gibson SG
Fender Jazzmaster

Ben "Slork"[citation needed] Jorgensen (born July 4, 1983) is a musician who is best known as the former lead singer and guitarist of the New Jersey band, Armor for Sleep.

Early life and education[edit]

Jorgensen lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[1] He is of German, Danish, and Japanese descent.[citation needed]

Jorgensen attended the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, a Jewish day school,[2] and the Solomon Schechter of Essex and Union, where he graduated in 2001.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Early musical career[edit]

Prior to forming Armor for Sleep, Jorgensen was the drummer for punk band Random Task.[2]

Armor for Sleep[edit]

See also: Armor for Sleep

Jorgensen wrote the first Armor for Sleep songs during the summer after his first year in college and recorded them as a demo CD for $100 at a local recording studio, playing all the instruments himself.[1] He made a cameo appearance in Fall Out Boy's "Dance, Dance" video, and also in Cobra Starship's video for "The City Is at War," playing alongside Pete Wentz as a police-man. After Armor For Sleep parted ways, Jorgensen started an electronic project with Sierra Shardae called God Loves a Challenge. He also recorded a solo EP called "There Is Nowhere Left to Go" at Treehouse Studios in Jersey City, NJ. The EP was released on October 5, 2010 via digital download.

Personal life[edit]

On January 28, 2012, Jorgensen proposed to his girlfriend of two years, actress Katrina Bowden, at the Four Seasons Hotel; the two married in May 2013.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Armor For Sleep

God Loves A Challenge

  • Various tracks (2009) Self-released

Solo material

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2003 "Dream to Make Believe" Dream to Make Believe
2004 "My Town"
2005 "Car Underwater" What to Do When You Are Dead
"The Truth About Heaven"
2006 "Remember to Feel Real"
2007 "Williamsburg" Smile for Them
2008 "Hold the Door"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knopper, Steve. "COOL@NIGHT; CONCEPT CD: Awaking the spirit in life or death; Armor for Sleep ponders afterlife with no apologies", Newsday, March 16, 2006. "It's hard to imagine a more morbid form of writer's block than this: I was kind of stuck in that place where the only thing I could write about was through the perspective of me being dead, says Ben Jorgensen, singer, guitarist and lyricist for the Teaneck, N.J.,...",
  2. ^ a b New jersey Jewish Standard: "More powerful than a locomotive... Steel Train remembers Jersey roots on path to fame" by William A. Jacobson November 26, 2010
  3. ^ Chen, Joyce (January 30, 2012). "Katrina Bowden gets engaged to rocker Ben Jorgensen the night before the SAG Awards 2012". New York Daily News. 
  4. ^ Nessif, Bruna (May 19, 2013). "30 Rock's Katrina Bowden and Musician Ben Jorgensen Are Married!". E! Online. 

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