benQualifications: HND in Theatre and Performance Technology at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

After graduating from LIPA, Ben worked as Technical Manager at the Leeds Assembley Rooms and London Battersea Arts Centre in London before moving into freelance lighting design. Starting with a particular emphasis in folk music, Ben worked with three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Group Winners, “Lau” as well as The Unthanks and Beth Orton. Since then he has broadened his client list to currently include The Jesus and Mary Chain, Maggie Rogers, Billy Ocean, and special projects with members of Mogwai and Portishead.

Artists: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lau, Billy Ocean, Maggie Rogers Emeli Sandé, Lush, Circa Waves, Spotify Live Sessions, Wretch 32, Lion Babe.

Venue Lighting Design: Union Chapel in Islington, Omeara in Southwark