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Ben Sures

Rank #8 CA Edmonton, AB, CA Folk / Roots Music / Americana

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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 Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Son of trouble at the Fringe from 7 to 8 pm!

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  • Thu

    Aug 14


    Winnipeg, CA | 8:00pm

    Winnipeg, CA
    Thu Aug 14 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Aug 1


    Wells, BC, CA | 7:00pm

    Wells, BC, CA
    Fri Aug 01 7:00pm
  • Wed

    Jul 23


    Toronto, ON, CA | 8:00pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Wed Jul 23 8:00pm
  • Thu

    Jul 17


    Greater Sudbury, ON, CA | 9:30pm

    Greater Sudbury, ON, CA
    Thu Jul 17 9:30pm
  • Fri

    May 23


    Calgary, AB, CA | 9:00pm

    Calgary, AB, CA
    Fri May 23 9:00pm

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    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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  • Bloodeaglez (Artist) Bloodeaglez
    fantastic show at the french market Ben!
  • The Acid Reflex (Artist) The Acid Reflex
    hey bud just stopped by wanted to say more to you cause the introduction only allowed me so many letters.your work reminds me a lot of "the flaming lips" your voice is a lo...
  • Gabrielle Christopherson (Fan) Gabrielle Christopherson
    Really enjoy your songs - hope to catch you in Edmonton very soon.
  • Koreen Perry (Artist) Koreen Perry
    Love your voice, Ben. And great tunes!jo
  • Donnie Stovall (Artist) Donnie Stovall
    Great lyrics,great songs,,,,,,,,,
  • The Fat Sparrows (Artist) The Fat Sparrows
    Great stuff! You really stand out in this sea of reverb blah!
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Q: I think you come to the Ship & Plough in Gimli, manitoba next time you are coming through Winnipeg
A: Sure I'd love to.Can you get me a contact? Thanks Ben

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Tue Mar 18 2014

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  • Video Plays 191

  • Total Fans 2,436

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  • Facebook Likes 1,390

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