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Teen Prodigy Guitarist Ben Torres Poised For Stardom


15 Year Old Elite Musician Takes 2nd Place in National HDNet Video Contest

Young Florida guitar prodigy Ben Torres’s YouTube video cover performance of the Rascal Flatts song ‘Banjo’, a collaboration with rising star Camryn Wessner, was selected by Honky Tonk TV to compete in a contest to appear on HDNet. Ben’s video came in 2nd place.
The selection by Honky Tonk TV came as a pleasant surprise to both Ben and his collaborator, Camryn Wessner. “We really weren’t expecting this kind of recognition from this video at all” explained Torres. “We made it for our fans and to explore our collaboration possibilities. We couldn’t be happier and are incredibly honored to have been selected by Honky Tonk TV to compete in the HDNet contest”.
Ben is 15 years old and was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s interest in music began at an early age. He acquired his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, when he was 9 years old. He has played with non-stop ambition ever since.
In his young musical life, Ben has studied guitar for five years with Sean McWilliams, Mike Walker and Ryan Phillips. He’s also had one and a half years of vocal studies under renowned vocal coach Manny Lujan (Linda Ronstadt, Vikki Carr, Patty Duke, Christina Aguilera, George Lopez, Mariachi Cobre). Recently Ben has been working with Christine Andrus (Atlantic Records, Word Records, Broadway, Disney Studios, Universal Studios) for voice and performance coaching. For the last few years young Torres has attended week-long Rock and Roll Camps at Valencia College in Orlando. He has also attended the Avalon School of Music’s Advanced Guitar Shredding classes and has had five years of study in advanced theory, songwriting and techniques.
Torres recently completed his first EP ‘Holding On To Now’, a collection of five original songs produced by the acclaimed producer Billy Chapin (Don Henley, Sister Hazel, Bob Dylan, Eagles, Aretha Franklin, John Cougar Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks).
You can hear Ben’s blazing instrumental single ‘Catch Me If You Can’ now on Twitmusic: http://twitmusic.com/songs/i0zsl

BEN TORRES is 16 years old and was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s interest in music began at an early age. He acquired his first guitar (Fender Stratocaster) when he was 9 years old and has played with non-stop ambition ever since.
In his young musical life, he has studied guitar for 5 years with Sean McWilliams, Mike Walker and Ryan Phillips and 1 1/2 years of vocal studies with the world-renowned Manny Lujan. For the last few years he has attended the week-long Rock and Roll Camps at Valencia College in Orlando. He has attended the Avalon School of Music’s Advanced Guitar Shredding classes and has had five years of advanced theory, songwriting and techniques. He has also performed the role of “Rooster” in “Annie” with the Musical Theater Club in Bridgewater Middle School and has played numerous guitar recitals in the last few years.
One of Ben’s goals is to become a really well known musical artist who is familiar to every household. Ben’s musical talents will grow tremendously due to his consistent practice and love for rock. His desire and dream to play on stage in front of thousands grows stronger every day. His favorite artists are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Journey, Incubus, Radiohead, 311, System Of A Down, and Green Day.
Ben is attending high school as a 10th grader this year.

 

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