Ben Hammond: Life Long Professional Wedding Musician
"Funky, soul-singing powerhouse Ben Hammond" (Sarasota Herald Tribune) delivers a wide range of groove-oriented acoustic music, including Pop/Rock, Top 40, Acoustic, Reggae/Beach, Jazz/Instrumental, Funk/Hip-Hop, and much more. He relishes the opportunity to share his passionate performances at your Denver and Boulder area wedding.
Whether you are looking for a solo artist for the ceremony and cocktail hour or a full band to create a rocking dance party at your Denver and Boulder area wedding Ben can accommodate. Depending on your needs and what feel/genre you are looking for during your wedding Ben will consult with you and suggest which types of instruments to include and then put together the exact group required from his contacts in the musical community. Ben will always be your front man and will only select musicians of equal talent and ability.
Born in the foothills of the White Mountains, Ben's first musical endeavors outside rural New England took him north to McGill University, where he received a degree in Music Technology and Jazz Voice and appeared as a guest performer at the Montreal Jazz Festival. For the past decade, he has made his living exclusively as a professional musician, relentlessly touring all four corners of the United States along with Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Predominantly a soloist performing with his acoustic guitar, live-looped vocal percussion and occasionally his upright bass, he also shines in duo and full band settings, layering his unique style with varied talent from around the world.
Thousands of shows later at hundreds of venues, festivals, private events and weddings, Hammond has honed his smooth, energetic style and is one of the most sought after musicians in Colorado (and still in his past homes!). He is wildly excited about his recent move to the Colorado's Front Range, and the chance to bring his engaging music to a whole new style of weddings. Ben particularly enjoys entertaining at wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions in which a wide range of styles is needed, and where a seamless flow through generations of fantastic music can bring people closer together and create an unforgettable party.
It was an honor having Ben Hammond and his band play at our wedding. Both my husband and I are huge music people and picking music for the wedding was high on our priorities. Ben and his band are on another level compared to other bands you will find that play at weddings. The band plays to the mood and atmosphere of the event, and literally, once dinner was over, the dance party NEVER ended. Everyone even yelled for an encore (which they gladly did) once they stopped playing. Every single person came up to us and told us how great the band was and how did we find such a great band to play at our wedding. Ben and his band are 100% professional and were also very reasonably priced. I fully recommend without hesitation booking this band (quickly) for your wedding or future event.
-Jenn W. (Arlington, VA '15)