Known for his sultry vocals for the likes of Rusko, Kraak & Smaak, and Jazzanova as well as SECT's latest venture 'In The Park' - UK-based crooner Ben Westbeech is the multi-talented classically trained vocalist, pianist and cellist who first launched on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label. Westbeech's love of all forms of music from pop, jazz and soul to electronic music and hip hop led to his stints as a DJ and producer under his own electronic alias Lean. Say hello to him for us at Slowpoke's Easter Sunday Special where he plays live, alongside the likes of Tiger & Woods, Luca C, Bodycode/Portable, and Jay Shepheard for a whopping 13-hour special.
...your special talent (apart from singing)?
...your worst vice?
... your favourite sound?
The pigeons outside my house right now..
...your worst fashion secret?
Carrot trousers from Topshop. They've like got elastic on the ends...
...your favourite website?
Awesome Tapes From Africa
...at the top of your shit list?
... um, personal life!
...at the top of your wish list?
A better personal life?!
...are you listening to now?
If you weren't doing music, what else would you be doing?
I'd like to be a psychiatrist perhaps...
You just worked with SECT on their 'In The Park' track, any more dream collaborators?
I'd love to work with KiNK on something...
What are you most excited about next?
Going to Martinique, in the Caribbean for a gig!
Slowpoke Resurrection Special feat. Ben Westbeech, The Nest, 36 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XJ; Sunday 24th April, 4pm - 5am
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