Ben Williams

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When Ben was 5 he discovered The Beatles in his parents’ music collection and by his early teens he’d picked up his first guitar to follow inspiration from songwriting greats including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Popular music, Ben began busking with his good friend Kristyna Myles. The duo were spotted by The Manchester Evening News who featured them on their front page, and were the winners of a national busking competition on BBC5 Live. Ben can still be found busking on the streets of Manchester from time to time and he maintains that it is the best place to hone new songs – the ever-changing audience gives him the opportunity to repeat and perfect new material throughout the day.