Ben Cutler is a 15-year-old singer songwriter from Belfast. He began playing at the age of 10 and quickly became comfortable on stage in front of all sizes of audiences. At 12 he entered and won the U/16 category @ Banbridge Buskfest and then went on to be one of the youngest performers at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. In 2016 he entered and featured in the top 10 U12 UK Song Academy Songwriters competition and performed at their winners showcase in Westfield, London. In 2018 Ben returned to the Banbridge Buskfest to compete against over 100 buskers of all ages and won the Overall competition at the age of only 14.
The judges said:
‘Yeah! What an energy... keep writing!’ Tom Odell
‘I really like the common conversational touch in the lyrics and the fact that I can feel someone communicating in a lively way with me’ Eg White
‘This is a boy in love with his guitar! I get the sense that the songs just flow out of him ….big career ahead’ Jamie Theakston
In 2016 Ben went over to Leeds to shoot a music video with the awesome ‘Ont Sofa’ team and recorded ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘My Name is Money’
This year Ben launched his EP ‘On Target (now available on Spotify) at his 3rd Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. Later in the summer he will be playing the Holywood Harmony Festival, Sunflowerfest, Belfast Guitar Festival and the Eastside Arts Festival.