Ben McElroy

Biography Ben McElroy

Ben McElroy

Ben McElroy
is an ambient/folk musician originally from The Wirral but now residing in Nottingham. He combines acoustic instruments (guitar, viola, clarinet, whistles and vocals) with a laptop to create folk inspired soundscapes.

His last album ‘How I Learnt To Disengage From The Pack’ received folk album of the month in The Guardian in January this year, described by Jude Rogers as-

A shivering seabed of sound, haunted by barely there vocals and stitched together with lo-fi production – McElroy has made a beautiful early year listen

The album also received positive reviews from Folk Radio UK and A Closer Listen amongst others. Iggy Pop also played a track on his BBC 6 Music show last year.

Ben has been writing music since his teens, with just a basic grasp of guitar and recording, but over the years has honed his sound, bringing in more instruments and finding influence in artists including Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Richard Skelton and Brian Eno.

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