Ben Wilkins: 70s piano pop flashback
“Besides being incredibly musically inclined, he has a set of pipes on him that may just blow you out of the water.” – ThisBonusTrack
“The amount of polish he brings to intricately arranged piano jams is impressive.” – Herohill
Montreal’s Ben Wilkins is in town performing on Wednesday night in support of his self-titled debut album. Ben’s music is a piano-driven pop sound that flashes back to the sounds of the early 70s (think Elton John, Burt Bacharach and Billy Joel vibe). He’s soaked up that era and it’s rhythm, textures and grooves and skillfully turned into something uniquely his own (OK maybe there’s a slight comparison to Ben Folds…just a little).
His lyrics are slightly quirky and that mixed in with a familiar pop piano sound…his is a music that draws you in and just makes you feel good. And happy.
If you qualify yourself as a music lover of any kind, you’ll want to check him out.
Ben was born and raised in Ontario and then moved to Montreal to study music at McGill and has composed string arrangements for several artists including Bran Van 3000 and Misstress Barbara.
Wednesday, May 9th @ Zaphod’s