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.
I have worked with the best of the best and Ben Smith is at the very top of that list. Total professionalism. Amazing skill. Passion that flies off the stage and into your heart. I feel so fortunate that he is in the Heart family.
Ben Smith has been a very important part of my personal and musical life for many years. He is hands down my favorite drummer to play with, record and mix. His dynamic style and consistency is unmatched both live and in the studio.
Ben also gets a very rich tone from his personal drum tracking room… He recently delivered me a full drum track for an original song that needed no tweaking at all. The sound quality and mix was perfect.
Ben Smith I have known since back in the old days, he was drumming with Seattle Pure Dynamite – a local funk band.
His expertise as a young adult was incredible – His meter was perfect!!! —- That alone got my attention. His playing “way” surpassed other drummers whom I had worked up to at that time. The sound of his drums was intense and he hit those drums with authority.
I would say the term Dynamite explains Ben Smith as a person and a player and someone that is such a stand out from most drummers I have ever worked with in my 41 years of this business. He KICKS ASS !!!!
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.
Dave Mark and Raymond Hayden interviewed Ben from his Seattle Studio for their inaugural podcast "Houston" last week. You can click HERE to hear it now, or listen to the podcast on Seattle Wave Radio at 5:30 PM [...]
Whoa, people now!! I'm SO looking forward to this gig. We're rehearsing and getting out wigs straightened for it, tuxes will be pressed, go go dancers and everything. Ok, not really go go dancers [...]