Ben Lester

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Ben Lester
Ben Lester performing in December 2017
Background information
BornApril 16 1998 (age 20)
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresChamber Pop, Art Rock
Occupation(s)Songwriter, Musician
InstrumentsVocals, Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Years active2017-present
LabelsMayfield Records
Associated actsMokono

Ben Lester (born April 16, 1998) is a British recording artist and musician from Watford. He was a 2017 BBC Introducing featured artist,[1] following regular airplay from BBC Radio London for his single And I Saw You, which saw presenter Gary Crowley describe him as a "very talented singer-songwriter" who "creates his own unique moods".[2] Reviewed in Prog Magazine, Ben was described as "precocious" and "brimming with ideas and musicality",[3] while singer-songwriter John Howard remarked that "this young new talent will impress many". Ben's debut album, I, is released on Mayfield Records in March 2019.[4][5] Ben is also the drummer of psych-soul group Mokono. He is the son of music journalist Paul Lester.


  1. ^ "Ben Lester, BBC Radio London Introducing - BBC Radio London". BBC. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  2. ^ "Ben Lester - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  3. ^ "And last but not least... prog reviews round-up". Prog. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  4. ^ "Ben Lester on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  5. ^ "Ben Lester on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-09-07.