Ben Lester

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Ben Lester
Ben Lester performing in 2019
Ben Lester performing in 2019
Background information
Born16 April 1998 (1998-04-16) (age 24)
Barnet, London, England
GenresChamber pop, art rock
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Drums
Years active2017–present
LabelsMayfield Records

Ben Lester (born 16 April 1998) is a British recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, based in North London. His style has been described as "a distinctive brand of chamber-pop" informed by the likes of The Beach Boys and The Flaming Lips.[1]

Lester was chosen as a BBC Introducing featured artist at age 19,[2] and was championed by presenter Gary Crowley as a "hugely talented singer-songwriter" who "creates his own unique moods".[3] Following regular airplay of his debut single "Dreaming", Lester signed to Mayfield Records,[4] and subsequently embarked on a UK tour in support of his upcoming debut EP.[5] The EP, One, was released in January 2020[6] to critical acclaim.[7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Barnet and raised in Watford, where he attended Watford Grammar School for Boys.[10] He studied at The University of Southampton, graduating in 2019 with a BA Music.[11] He is the son of music journalist Paul Lester.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • One (2020)
  • Two (2021)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Radio London - BBC Music Introducing in London, Ben Lester". BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Ben Lester, BBC Radio London Introducing - BBC Radio London". BBC. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Ben Lester - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Ben Lester - 1". Mayfield Records. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Ben Lester". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ben Lester on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. ^ "BBC Radio London - BBC Music Introducing in London, Ben Lester". BBC. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ "talkRADIO listen again | talkRADIO". talkradio.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ "And last but not least... prog reviews round-up". Prog Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Ben Lester". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Ben Lester". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 10 March 2019.