Ben Edwards is one of the UK’s finest and first call session trumpet players. During his career he has toured the world several times over, playing live and in the studio with Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, the Raconteurs, Mark Ronson, Rizzle Kicks, Basement Jaxx, Ray Davies, Don Henley, Lianne la Havas, Lisa Hannigan, Omar, George Ezra, Olly Murs, Ray Lamontagne, John Newman & Groove Armada, to name but a few.
Ben is a UK based trumpet and flugelhorn player, and has been endorsed by Inderbinen hand-made instruments of Switzerland and Eclipse Trumpets, England. Equally at home on stage as in the studio, Ben works with many high-profile artists & groups in the UK and abroad. He is a founding member of the Atlantic Horns.
L I V E
Ben's playing has taken him the world over. He has played in the core bands of Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini and Basement Jaxx for many years, and has performed with numerous artists including:
Basement Jaxx (including headlining Glastonbury, and extensive touring supporting Robbie Williams), Paolo Nutini, Don Henley, Mumford & Sons, Amy Winehouse, Omar, James Arthur, Dizzee Rascal, Olly Murs, Mika, Erasure, Mark Ronson, Hard Fi, Craig David, Spiritualized, Raconteurs, RAMP, Ray Lamontagne, the Disconauts (DJ & live combo), the James Taylor Quartet, Brand New Heavies, the Quantic Soul Orchestra, the Cuban Brothers, Bonobo, Orson and Nate James. Ben was a featured soloist with Barry Adamson & the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Barbican. Ben Has been a member of Natalie Williams’ Soul family for 13 years, including a 10-year residency (as go 2017) at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho.
S T U D I O
Ben has recorded with artists such as Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green, Omar, David Gray, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Lisa Hannigan, Spiritualized, Hil St Soul, The Cribs, The Go! Team, John Newman, Ben & Jason, Natalie Williams, Jimi Tenor and Estelle in studios such as Abbey Rd, Air, Angel, Strongrooms, RAK and Olympic. Ben has also recorded remote sessions online for artists and producers in LA, Holland and Australia.
Appearances include Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live on BBC1 on NYE 2016,Later with Jools Holland, Jools’ Hootenanny, Graham Norton, Jonathon Ross, Children In Need, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, The Royal Variety Show, CD:UK, BBC's Top Of The Pops, MTV Base and C4's The Cut with Jo Whiley. Ben has also appeared on The Late Show hosted by Conan O'Brien in New York with Basement Jaxx, NBC's The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno with Spiritualized, Transmission & Freshly Squeezed on E4/T4 with Mark Ronson. Ben is featured on TV adverts including those for Aiwa, Anchor Butter and Toyota.
W H E R E
Ben has appeared in venues such as Glastonbury's Main Stage, Spain's Benicassim festival, Hollywood Bowl in LA, Bondi Beach NYE celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Hyde Park, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire, Wembley Stadium (5 nights sold out with RW), London's Hammersmith Apollo, the Jazz Cafe, the Barbican, the Purcell Room, Ronnie Scott's, Tokyo AX, Fillmore West (San Fransisco) & Glasgow Barrowlands.
R A D I O
Radio work includes sessions for BBC Radio 1 (Live Lounge on several occasions, Gilles Peterson, Jo Whiley & Steve Lamacq's shows), Radio 2 (Jo Whiley live at Maida Vale, and Dermot O’Leary's show), 6music, 1Extra and XFM.