Ben Alessi is impossible to pigeonhole. Equally at home revealing his vulnerable side with an acoustic guitar as he is banging out beats in a packed club, Ben Alessi is as multi-faceted as his audience. Ben is young, wide-eyed and exhuberant, and his songs are essentially pages from his diary, chronicling his growth into adulthood.
With an extreme passion for the design and construct of music, Ben Alessi has worked on many different projects in electronic composition. While his production capabilities bloomed at thirteen, this nineteen-year-old writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist explores and expands the limits of pop, rock, and folk compositions.
Beginning early on, recording cover versions on his built-in computer microphone with just his guitar and vocals, he quickly became attached to the sonic variety that these creations offered but bored of covering others quickly. Experimenting with both electric and acoustic guitars, he broke onto the scene by performing in clubs and bars around the Buffalo area in New York. The scope of creation possibilities exploded for Ben, and the world of electronic music enticed him. He released his first single ‘Primes’ in fall of 2012.
Through the local success of the single, he continued to develop his creative style and performance. In May of 2013, Ben released his first full-length album entitled ‘War’ to display the variety and scope of his musical, songwriting, and production capabilities. Ben currently travels between NYC, Buffalo and LA writing and performing and is currently preparing material for the next chapter in his career.
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Buffablog Album of the Week
The acoustic-tinged electronica of Ben Alessi's "WAR" is this week's Album of the Week.
Posted by buffaBLOG on Monday, June 10, 2013
716 Local Music Magazine – November 2012
716 Local Music Magazine – July 2013