Bio of Ben Torres
Ben Torres is a 18 year old 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 five years with Sean McWilliams, Mike Walker, and Ryan Phillips and three and a half years of vocal studies with Manny Lujan, Christine Andrus, and Ron Feldman. Ben has also studied advanced theory, songwriting and techniques for six years. His performance career highlights include opening for the Little River Band at Palm Coast’s “Rockin’ Rib Fest” as well as playing many local venues and restaurants in Florida.
At the age of 15, Ben completed his first full-length CD “Like No Place Else”. The Album was produced by Mike Walker at Dreamwalker Studios and features eight original songs written by Ben, and another two songs co-written with Walker. Ben’s first single from the new release is the funk “Notorious”, featuring Ben’s signature guitar work and vocals. The album made it’s FM Radio debut on Beach 92.7 Club 927 to rave reviews.
One of Ben’s goals is to become a well known artist familiar to every household. Ben’s musical talents grow tremendously due to his consistent practice and love for song writing. His desire and dream to play on stage in front of thousands grows stronger each and every day. His favorite artists consist of Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, 311, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against The Machine.
Now, at the age of 18, Ben Torres plays at local venues and restaurants weekly showcasing his style that resembles a mix between John Mayer and Dave Matthews.