Sounds Like: Greg Brown, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Peter Case, Rickie Lee Jones
Label: The Caribean Queen made me the man I am records
Manager: Andra Louie
Bio: Who is Ben Sures? He’s the kid you hung out with during recess at grade school – or wanted to. Because he was hilarious. Not in the traditional funnyman role – but as unconventional as all get out. He made life fun with his quirky observations on all things ridiculous – targeting those things th... See Full BioMore Info
Ben Sures is a great Canadian roots/pop singer songwriter.He is the Lennon Award winner in the folk category of the 2005 John Lennon songwriting competition and second place winner in the 2006 AAA category of The International songwriting competition. Live, Ben performs with his fabulous bass player/back up vocalist Shantel Koening. Gigs of note include 8 appearances at The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary, Edmonton and Brandon Folk Festivals, opened for Ray Davies of The Kinks and The Preservation Hall band. The live show is a mixture of contemporary folk/pop and roots music originals delivered by two very talented musicians. Ben's voice has been compared to Paul Simon, his songwriting has been compared to Sarah Harmer and Greg Brown. Raised on the prairies of Western Canada, Ben started playing guitar in High school and immediately began writing songs, since that time he has penned over 300 tunes. He has played and toured with numerous bands playing their music and his own. He has been featured numerous times over the last decade on Canada's National broadcaster "The CBC" and has toured festivals, living rooms and small concert venues from Halifax to Victoria and as far north as Whitehorse and Churchill, Manitoba. Ben has toured the UK,Ireland and performed in Beirut,Lebanon. Though largely unnoticed by the music industry he has many devoted fans and has been able to survive doing what he loves to do, sing and play what he writes. Always worth catching!
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