July 4, 1983
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Emo, Pop Punk
Musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Vocals, piano, guitar, drums
Equal Vision Records, Sire Records
Armor for Sleep, God Loves A Challenge, Random Task
Ben "Slork" (born July 4, 1983) is a musician who is best known as the former lead singer and guitarist of the New Jersey band, Jorgensen Armor for Sleep.
Early life and education [ edit ]
Jorgensen lives in
Teaneck, New Jersey. He is of [1 ] German, Danish, and Japanese descent.
Jorgensen attended the
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, a Jewish day school, and the [2 ] Solomon Schechter of Essex and Union, where he graduated in 2001. [3 ]
Early musical career [ edit ]
Prior to forming Armor for Sleep, Jorgensen was the drummer for
punk band Random Task. [2 ]
Armor for Sleep [ edit ]
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.
He made a cameo appearance in [1 ] 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. [4 ] [5 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Armor For Sleep
God Loves A Challenge
Various tracks (2009) Self-released
Singles [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Knopper, Steve. "COOL@NIGHT; CONCEPT CD: Awaking the spirit in life or death; Armor for Sleep ponders afterlife with no apologies", , March 16, 2006. "It's hard to imagine a more morbid form of writer's block than this: Newsday 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.,...",
^ 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
^ Chen, Joyce (January 30, 2012). "Katrina Bowden gets engaged to rocker Ben Jorgensen the night before the SAG Awards 2012". New York Daily News.
^ Nessif, Bruna (May 19, 2013). "30 Rock's Katrina Bowden and Musician Ben Jorgensen Are Married!". E! Online.
External links [ edit ]