Ben Morgan-Brown is a singer songwriter and accomplished finger style guitarist who is quickly gaining recognition in the UK’s contemporary folk and acoustic scene.
Both his 2017 release Cold Rooms and his 2018 EP Nameless Gold received national airplay, with Nameless Gold being described as “as good as minimalist folk gets…” by Louder Than War and “beautifully sophisticated… with an incredible depth of emotional honesty” by FATEA.
The title track was shortlisted for FATEA’s ‘Song of the Year 2019’ and lead single Ten Years Passing was called “beautifully written, beautifully played… brilliant…” by Tom Robinson of BBC6 Music.
Highlights of 2019 included winning the Purbeck Rising competition at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, performing at Sark Folk Festival with The Tim Jones Band, and support slots for Reg Meuross and Boo Hewerdine.
Ben is also highly regarded within the online acoustic guitar community as the Editor and Presenter of Acoustic Review, a UK based website focussing on independent reviews of acoustic guitars and associated products. Since launching in 2018 his Youtube reviews have amassed nearly 400,000 views and, in January 2020, he was invited to attend the NAMM show in Anaheim, California where he was a guest at events hosted by, amongst others, C.F. Martin & Co and Taylor Guitars.
With recordings underway for an album release, and several festival appearances already confirmed, 2020 looks to be a year when Ben Morgan-Brown builds upon the momentum that is swiftly building behind him.
“Beautifully written, beautifully played – the brilliant Ben Morgan-Brown” – Tom Robinson, BBC6
“beautifully sophisticated… an incredible depth of emotional honesty.” – FATEA Magazine
“as good as minimalist folk gets…” – Louder Than War
“I really dig what you’re doing!” – John Smith
Winner of Purbeck Rising 2019
Shortlisted for Song of the Year 2019 by FATEA
Named as one of the ‘Top Ten Future Stars of 2018’ by FATEA