Ben Parcell is one of the U.K's new breed of folk artists. He has been busy playing over 200 gigs across England and Scotland since he debuted as a solo artist in 2010. Along the way supporting respected UK acoustic artists Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Mark Morriss (Bluetones), Ben Marwood, Edwina Hayes, Jon Windle, Ryan Spendlove. And has also performed at prestigious music festivals including Musicport and Coastival.
2011 sees Ben's music take a slightly different direction, bringing more Folk influences into his repertoire. His new E.P 'Painted By Numbers' which is an acoustic affair features 4 tracks of stripped down organic sound featuring special guest Edwina Hayes on backing vocals.
His song 'The Only One' is featured on the benefit compilation 'Unity' by Engineer Records which features mainstream acts such as 'The Gaslight Anthem' 'Fightstar', 'Funeral For a Friend' and 'Luke Pickett'.
His debut music video 'Close Your Eyes' has been on regular rotation on TV when it was accepted for the playlist on Lava TV on Sky Digital.
He self produced and independently released his debut 10 track album “Humble Beginnings” as well as playing all the instruments on the limited edition pressing of 1000 CDs which has had several critically acclaimed reviews from respected publications.
Ben was invited by Alan Raw to play a live acoustic session on BBC Radio Humberside as well as having his album and E.P tracks played regularly and recently made it onto the featured undiscovered artist of the week on Yorkshire Coast Radio.
He is influenced from a wide range of music such as The Beatles, Frank Turner, Elvis Costello, Green Day, The Ataris. Taking elements from Pop, Rock and Folk. he blends together a catchy, honest sound.