BEN TORRES is a 19 year old guitarist/singer/songwriter born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s interest in music began at an early age having acquired his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, when he was just 9 years old. He’s played with non-stop ambition ever since.
In his young musical life, Ben has studied guitar for 5 years with Sean McWilliams, Mike Walker and Ryan Phillips and 3 1/2 years of vocal studies with Manny Lujan, Christine Andrus and Ron Feldman. Ben has also studied advanced theory, songwriting and techniques for as long as he can remember.
His performance career highlights include opening for The Little River in Palm Coast, performing at the House Of Blues, performing at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa, as well as playing at many local venues and restaurants.
At the age of 16, Ben released his first full-length CD “Like No Place Else”. The album was produced by Mike Walker at Dreamwalker Studios and features 8 original songs written by Ben, and another 2 songs co-written with Walker. The album made it’s FM radio debut on Beach 92.7.
Ben recently recorded his first music video for his song “The Life We’re Given” with Diamond View Studios. The song is about those who can not escape their past and as a result it affects their future. Written by Ben, the song was produced by Maika Maile and mastered by Chris Athens.
One of Ben’s goals is to become a well known artist familiar to every household. His desire and dream to touch millions of lives grows stronger every day.
Some of Ben’s greatest influences consist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, 311, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews Band.