When not giving his all on stage Ben Harris is living in his studio recording for himself and anyone who cares to listen. “Whether on stage, on video, or through music,” he says, “I love to engage with fans.”
As a child growing up in Ladoga, IN (population under 1000) with his mother Cheryl, Harris would visit his father Kenny every summer in the big city of Phoenix, AZ. It was there he quickly gained a strong fascination with watching music videos and has been working ever since to becoming a respected performer/recording artist himself. Now performing regularly with one of the biggest shows on the Las Vegas strip, Harris is still just getting started.
Ben officially started his professional career in entertainment while completing his degree in Broadcasting at Arizona State University. He not only hosted his own radio and television shows on campus, but also networked between classes finding ways to perform his music when and wherever he could (under the alias Ol’ Green Eyes). Eventually he would be heard around town earning an undefeated rap battle title on Phoenix’s #1 radio station and opening up for major artist like Lil’ Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Snoop Dogg.
Immediately after graduation, Ben helped create the hip hop/dance band ENVY. As the house band at the world famous Barcelona Nightclub in North Scottsdale, AZ. Envy performed for thousands of Arizona partygoers every week. Harris quickly became known as the energy or “sizzle” to the group and used his passion of performing to engage crowds of all demographics. That energy was the key factor on landing the band a deal to play in Vegas regularly.
Ben quickly used this move to his advantage landing a spot in one of the hottest shows on the Las Vegas strip. Ben now amazes over 1200 screaming fans every night as the opening act of The Terry Fator Show at The Mirage.
Still unsigned, Ben Harris works hard to earn rotation in clubs and on radio taking his solo show, backed by his live band, all over the Vegas strip as well as on the road performing at various nightclubs and other large venues around the country. While not on stage he is recording and mixing himself in his own home studio. Something he has done since his Dad’s living room and college dorm. He also writes songs and theme songs for licensing and other artists in any genre.
For Ben, the journey has always been the reward, and continues to take his fans along on the ride. Ben understands the importance of growing and engaging with his fan base through social media daily. Sky is the limit for this driven dreamer.