THE SONGS THE SOUNDS & THE BLUES OF
‘a unique sound and absolutely thrilling playing from guitarist Ben Tyzack’
Orkney Blues Festival
‘hard picking sinuous baritone guitar and growling vocals’
Blues Revue – USA
‘a gift for evocative songwriting’
Paul Jones – BBC Radio 2
‘one of the absolute finest guitarists around whether playing slide or driving the band along he is outstanding’
Blues In Britain
Born in London but raised in the deep south of the United States, Ben’s musical style reflects these experiences. His guitar playing is an intoxicating blend, inspired from the raw delta blues of Robert Johnson to the powerful soundscapes of Jimmy Page. This combined with a soulful voice and commanding stage presence completes the picture of a unique artist. In 1992 Ben formed the Spikedrivers, a project based on his love of early blues, and a vehicle for his songwriting. The band continues to experiment with different styles and sounds, and has released 9 CDs featuring many of Ben’s original compositions.
As well as touring with the Spikedrivers and other artists, Ben is an accomplished solo performer and always enjoys presenting his music in a ‘no place to hide’ type of setting.