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Ben Smith Featured in Modern Drummer Magazine

On The Beat with Ben Smith of Roadcase Royale and Heart: Talks New Band and Debut CD Hey everyone in Modern Drummer land, Ben Smith here! I’m happy and honored Billy Amendola asked me to put something together for this “On The Beat!” I’m currently on the road with Roadcase Royale, a band featuring Heart’s [...]

2017-09-20T17:05:43-07:00September 20th, 2017|

New Songwriter Toni Saddler-French Records with Ben Smith at London Bridge Studio

Ben Smith, Tom Hall, Daniel Christopherson Ben Smith recently played two drum tracks for Toni Saddler-French at London Bridge Studio– they were the first two songs she’s ever written. Tom Hall of Earworks Audio was the studio engineer, and one of her guitar teachers, Daniel Christopherson of Purple Treehouse Recording, was producer for the session. [...]

2017-05-24T04:03:04-07:00May 23rd, 2017|

Ryan Waters of Roadcase Royale Joins Ben Smith and Friends, Highway 99 Blues Club April 28

  Ryan Waters’ long list of accomplishments as a musician and performer directly reflects his desire to create music with integrity without regard for convention and genre. Ryan joined Sade in 2000 as lead guitarist in their legendary live band and has since performed for millions of fans all over the world. He has also collaborated with [...]

2017-04-12T02:35:56-07:00April 12th, 2017|

Check It, ROADCASE ROYALE Featured in Guitar World, Interview with Nancy Wilson

Roadcase Royale—a new band fronted by Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield—has a background that’s rich in rock and R&B. The band also includes Ryan Waters, Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director, and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (drums) and Chris (keyboards). http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/nancy-wilson-talks-new-side-project-roadcase-royale-and-rocking-against-ms/30902    

2017-03-22T14:21:58-07:00March 22nd, 2017|