A natural performer and talented singer/songwriter, Benjamin Griffith’s live performances have captivated several hundred audiences not only in South Texas, but as far as California, Illinois and Louisiana. After an entire childhood of singing and performing various instruments solo and in ensembles, Ben landed his first 4 hour regular residency show at a restaurant & bar in San Antonio and has been performing at high profile venues and festivals around San Antonio ever since.
His main body of work is New Weird America (a blend of psychedelic and indie genres that also includes influences from free jazz, electronic music, various ethnic musics) as well as Pop, blues and rock. with memorable melodies (often featuring compound meter) that take major influences from pop, rock, blues, jazz, progressive and many combinations in between. Many of his originals and stylized covers take a turn more towards the ethereal with a sprinkle of a few vocal effects and bass line introduced into the guitar work. Others take more of a funk or 90’s R&B feel, can have rhythmic undertones of Latin influence, and subtle folk, soul and indie rock flavors. With a tremendously wide vocal range reaching from basso profundo all the way up to countertenor, he nails crystal clear notes with expert control, spot-on dynamics, solid support, all while strumming rhythm, thumbing bass riffs, and incorporating colorful lead lines to create a musical experience you would never expect to get from an acoustic performance.
Benjamin’s career has been shifting gears as of late leading up to the start of recording on his much anticipated debut album with promotional appearances on KRTU 91.7, as well as his solo performance opening for the alt. rock band Tantric, whose debut album achieved gold record status with the RIAA. He has also studied music theory and performance in the academic realm as well and has earned an A.A. in Music Performance with a focus in voice. Lately spends most of his time hard at work writing & recording in the studio and performing in the San Antonio area and other parts of South and Central Texas.
Band Update:: In February of 2014, Ben Griffith joined indie alt rock band, The Black Market Club as a keyboard/synthesizer player and backup vocalist. Shortly after losing the previous lead vocalist in early 2015, the band went down to five members and Ben became the new lead vocalist. That month they won 1st place in the Riverfest Battle of the Bands on the Riverwalk, were awarded a substantial cash prize as well as the title of the official band of the San Antonio Riverwalk including several televised performances through the year during river parades and Riverwalk celebrations! Currently they are recording their second EP set for release this summer at Hollywood studios with Grammy nominated producer, Mack Damon.
In addition to the Black Market Club shows, Benjamin Griffith is currently performing solo shows a few nights a week as acoustic solo, duo and trio acts as well as writing/recording music for a solo album, the release date of which is yet to be announced, So STAY TUNED!! And come meet me out at one of my shows ASAP if you haven't already!