The Surf Report

Guitarist, Vocalist, Lyricist

2 Reviews
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I am a craftsman of indie/progressive rock songs with elements of electronica, acoustic instrumentation and electric guitars, inspired by the likes of Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, Nick Drake, Portishead, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Pulp, PJ Harvey, etc. I play a little of everything and would love to collaborate.

If you're looking for an an indie/pop/rock vocalist with a unique voice or a guitarist to play acoustic or electric parts, including rhythms, chord progressions, leads or accent parts, in the realm of indie, progressive, hard rock or metal, I may be able to help you out. In full disclosure, I am an unschooled musician who can't read music and only knows a handful of chords, but I usually find a way to add something creative and unexpected that takes a song to a new level. If you're not sure about me, I may be willing to take a run your project for a minimal fee and let you decide whether it's working for you. No hard feelings if it doesn't work out. Take a listen to my own work under the name The Surf Report (album Disappear) on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or just about any platform and see what you think. If you're interested, get in touch. I'm also willing to trade services with a good drummer.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Wild Horse Studio / François Michaud
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    Ben is a great artist and a nice person to work with.
    I'm looking forward to work with him again.
    François Michaud / Wild Horse Studio

  2. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Ben. I definitely recommend making records with him. He's a talented artist with a great sound, who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you!

Terms Of Service

Willing to offer a sample at a negotiated lower rate to determine whether you like the direction I'm going and want to continue. Will typically need a week for instrumental work, longer of vocals.

GenresSounds Like
  • Radiohead
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Sonic Youth
Gear Highlights
  • Two custom semi-hollow electrics
  • Fender Stratocators
  • G&L Doheny
  • Ibanez AF-155
  • Fender Acoustic
  • Friedman JJ Jr Combo
  • Victory V30 Countess Head
  • Universal Audio Ox
  • Shure KSM32
  • M-Audio Sputnik
  • Phoenix DRS-Q4 MkII
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X
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