benonemusic Ben Stein

Maryland   United States of America
Member since April 4, 2012

Collaborations: 0   Joined: 7   Tracks: 30


   

Bio

Hi, and thanks for visiting my page! I'm a keyboardist who lives in the DC/Baltimore area. 

Here on Kompoz, several of my favorite songs to which I've contributed include 4Taking, Unafraid, Silent Whisper, and So Alone, in no particular order.You can hear them right on this site.

My Soundcloud page, with more excerpts, is at http://soundcloud.com/benonemusic

I co-organized and played on several tribute albums for Eddie Jobson (UK, Zappa, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull). They are available for free downloads at toarecords.org

I've also played and performed with vocalist songwriter Jen Kirin and in 2002 released an album with her (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Two), a sort of Genesis meets Nine Inch Nails kind of sound, with some goth thrown in.

I was a member of the Maryland-based band Big Sur (http://www.bigsurrock.com/) from 1998-2000.

I have performed with the adult band at the School of Rock Columbia. Our shows have included Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and sets featuring the music of Hall & Oates, U2, Genesis, and Fleetwood Mac. I'm currently performing with two groups in the local area, including an 80s top 40 cover song group, and another group that plays rock covers from the 60s to the 90s.

In February 2017, I'll be performing songs from Asia, Marillion, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Rush, and Opeth as part of an audience musician showcase at Cruise to the Edge, which will feature performances by legendary bands and musicians such as Yes, Kansas, Steve Hackett and Mike Portnoy

My strongest influences include Eddie Jobson, Tony Banks, Kevin Moore, and Geoff Downes. My favorite genres include progressive and classic rock, and soundtrack music, though I am also a fan of symphonic classical music and lot of jazz. 

I'm getting back into playing and composing music after a number of years devoted to raising my son, who has turned 14 and has been learning a number of instruments as well (including drums and violin).

Most Endorsed Talents See All Endorse
+3Keyboards-Piano
+2Keyboards-Synth
+2Keyboards-Organ

Collaborations Joined See All

Emma

Adult Alternative
23 Files, 5yr+7mo ago
MHBY MHBY, benonemusic, PaulM44
 

Going back

Contemporary Folk
24 Files, 7yr+9mo ago
MHBY MHBY, RB, Bommie + 4 more
 

Silent Whisper

Adult Alternative
53 Files, 7yr+4mo ago
RONGGOWISNU RONGGOWISNU, CrashMic, benonemusic + 3 more
 

4Taking

Pop/Rock
18 Files, 7yr+6mo ago
MHBY MHBY, CrashMic, benonemusic
 

Latest Activity See All
benonemusic uploaded a sep (version 1) of type sep,Keyboards-Organ to the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic uploaded a mix (version 1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic uploaded a mix (version 2) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic uploaded a sep (version 1) of type Keyboards-Organ to the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic uploaded a mix (version 1) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic liked the collaboration Emma
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic liked the community post I once had a girlfriend cal...
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic endorsed MHenebury for Guitar-Lead, Songwriting-Arrangement, Songwriting
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic endorsed MHenebury for Guitar-Lead
5yr+9mo ago
benonemusic uploaded a sep (version 2) of type Keyboards to the collaboration The Beast
6yr+2mo ago