***

 

***

A life full of music

The Lower Austrian, who has been a full-time musician since 2012, made his first band experiences as a guitarist in 1999 and was involved in various musical projects until 2006, before he founded the Ben Sullivan Project, which was later renamed Ben Sullivan & Band.

***

After his studies at the Vienna Conservatory with main subject Jazz guitar he organized several charity concerts in St.Pölten from 2010 on, released the album LET IT RAIN, shot a music video for the Blues single DON'T KNOW WHY and played live concerts in Austria and Germany.

***

In the summer of 2015 he made some guest appearances in Greece and recorded a studio album on the Greek island of Lesbos with the Greek / English singer EJK. A few months later Benjamin opened the music shop "Ben's Guitar Shop" in Ober - Grafendorf / Lower Austria.

***

In his music he moves between the styles of blues, soul and singer-songwriter, but also cover songs are reinterpreted.

Private

Ben has been on a vegetarian diet for over 20 years.

He lives in St.Pölten / Lower Austria and spends a lot of time hiking through nature with his 2 dogs.

Since almost 10 years he travels every summer to the Greek island Lesvos in the village Molyvos / Eftalou.



Biographie

 

  • 1987 born and grown up in Austria
  • 1993 piano lessons
  • 1997 guitar, autodidact
  • 2008 - 2011 Vienna Konservatorium - Study Jazz Guitar 
  • 2011 Foundation - Ben Sullivan Records
  • 2011 CD Let it rain release
  • since 2012 self-employed professional musician
  • 2014 CD recordings - Lesbos/Greece
  • 2015 December - Opening - Ben's Guitar Shop - Music shop in Ober - Grafendorf
  • 2020 / 2022 CD works ... NEW BS Album


Equipment

 

MICHAEL SPALT INSTRUMENTS

 

Gate Guitar Sullivan Custom # 40


 

FRIEDRICH HARICH

 

Modell: OOO ''Ben Sullivan 30''

 

  • E - Guitar:                                                                                          
    • Michael Spalt Thinline Tele
    • Gibson ES 335, red
    • Gibson Les Paul Studio
    • Eko Jazz Gitarre Bj. ca. 1962
    • Haar Stratocaster, sunburst
    • Haar Telecaster, butterscotch
    • Aria Pro II ES 200        
    • Larrivee RS-2, P-90 Pickups, white
    • FGN Boundary Odyssey, yellow                                                                        
  • Acoustic Guitars:                                                                     
    • Larrivee OM 03
    • Harich Friedrich, Modell: OOO ''Ben Sullivan 30 Signature"
    • Taylor 110e USA
    • St.Blues Cigar Box Guitar 4 String
    • Furch Little Jane Travel Guitar
    • Furch Blue Plus, Baritone
    • Admira Mod. Malaga ECT Konzertgitarre
    • Camps AC5 Fichte, Flamenco Gitarre
    • Eko Banjo Made in Italy, Bj. ca. 1970                                                                         
  • Amp:                                                                            
    • Nepomuk Pico
    • Tweed Miestinger Boutique Amps
    • Fender Blues Junior 
    • HK Club Reverb                                                                                                           
  • Amp Mics:                                                                             
    • Audix
    • Shure
    • Sennheiser                                                                                                                            
  • Effekte: Crazy Tube Circuits, Electro Harmonix, Fulltone... 
  • Soundwork Seidler, Fuzz & Real Drive Deluxe
  • Ben uses Handmade Olivewood Guitar Picks (Olivewood House Lesvos, Greece)                    
  • Ben uses Couch Guitar Straps, USA & RightOn Mojo Guitar Straps, Spain