Ben Smith Music Company offers services supporting musicians and music artists, music fans, and organizations needing music. We provide performing, recording, and production services, consulting, artist coaching, drum clinics, and team building, with the goal of making the world brighter through music.
Ben’s studio is based in the heart of Seattle. Equipped with the best technology for recording and mixing, Ben’s unique combination of experience and creativity is positioned to take your sound to the next level.
Ben Smith is a prolific and accomplished drummer based in Seattle, Washington, who has performed live and in the studio with Heart since 1994.
Highlights include playing on most network and cable talk shows, (Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Ellen, Good Morning America, Today, etc); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Performance 2013; concert tours every year across the US, Canada, and internationally; studio recordings for Heart and Lovemongers, (Whirlygig, Lovemongers’ Christmas, Jupiter’s Darling, Red Velvet Car, Fanatic);also for Ann Wilson’s solo project “Hope and Glory”, featuring Sir Elton John, Shawn Colvin, KD Lang, and others.
You can hear Ben’s drumming on the film “Almost Famous”,with Nancy Wilson composing and performing.These sessions, featuring Peter Frampton and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, included songs by the band “Stillwater”, and the film won the Grammy award for Best Soundtrack in 2001.
Ben also performed with Nancy Wilson and Mike McCready for the Cameron Crowe film “Vanilla Sky”, starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, including the song, “I Fall Apart”, sung by Cameron Diaz; and in the film “Elizabethtown” with Nancy Wilson; as well as working for many composers, producers, and artists on other recordings, on television, and in films.
Dig it, I get to talk to Nicole of WCHE 1520 AM today about my nutty life and this evening’s drum clinic at Taylor’s Music Store! Tune in between 4-5:00 PM EST (or 1:00PM PST) today on www.wche1520.com to stream it live. […]