Ben Christophers (born Benjamin John) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands of England. To date he has released five albums: the first two on Virgin Records' V2 label, the third on Cooking Vinyl and the two most recent on his own label, Rocketeer.

Ben Christophers
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Ben Christophers performs live at the Fillmore Miami Beach in June 2010
Background information
OriginWolverhampton, West Midlands, England
GenresFolktronica, alternative rock, ambient
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist, music producer
Instrumentsvocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
Years active18
LabelsV2, Cooking Vinyl, Rocketeer
Associated actsBat for Lashes, Cold Specks, Françoise Hardy, Guy Garvey, Marianne Faithfull

He collaborated with French singer Françoise Hardy, for whom he wrote the song La Folie ordinaire. On 12 February 2008 he sang a duet My Beautiful Demon on her follow-up album entitled Parenthèses.

In 2001, Christophers performed in support of Tori Amos whilst promoting his critically acclaimed album Spoonface. Manchester Evening News reported that he "wowed the crowd...So much so that the ovation at the end was deafening" and also remarked on how many instruments he played.[1]

Christophers has more recently supported Bat for Lashes on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Jo Whiley,[2] on BBC television's Later... with Jools Holland[3] and the Late Show with David Letterman[4] on US television.

Christophers performed with Imogen Heap on Leg 6 of her Ellipse Tour[5] as an opening act as well as support for Heap on guitar and keyboards. In 2015 he played keyboards on Courting the Squall the first solo studio album of Guy Garvey which was released on 30 October 2015 by Polydor Records.[6]

2016 saw Christophers co-produce Bat for Lashes Mercury Prize nominated[7] album The Bride.[8]


  • My Beautiful Demon (1999)
  • Spoonface (2001)
  • The Spaces In Between (2004)
  • Viewfinder (2005)
  • Ben Christophers (2010)

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Ben Christopher supports Tori Amos".
  2. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Live Lounge - Bat For Lashes". BBC.
  3. ^ "BBC Two - Later... with Jools Holland". BBC.
  4. ^ "Video: Bat For Lashes Doing "Daniel" on Letterman". Pitchfork.
  5. ^ Imogen Heap. "Imogen Heap - Tour Dates".
  6. ^ "Album Reviews". The Scotsman.
  7. ^ "Mercury Prize 2016".
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