The KHM............Where do we start? From an early age Ben was learning the guitar. 14 to be exact. Inspired by the likes of John Sykes that inspired Ben that 'The guitar was '''Cool'''!' Also, early influences such as Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler. Ben first discovered his interest in blues music when he heard great blues songs written as early as 1923. At 16 Ben heard 'Black Velvet' by Allanah Myles, a song that is as rocky a blues song can go, that's when he knew there was something about playing blues. Ben Parker would say that his learning curve for playing blues and learning about the genre isn't as straight forward as he'd like it to be, but then who ever says that musical accomplishment happens overnight? I think most people would prefer it that way.
Ben who is in a jazz band playing the ocasional low key gig, also gets to blues jams!