Matt Bern 24/04/2020
Born and raised in Sydney, Ben Ransom, started playing guitar and writing song at the age of fifteen.
In 2010, Ben completed his first album, “The Long Way”. Ben says the album was a labor of love that gave him a vehicle for expression and allowed him to explore all facets of his personality and display his passion for music. The first single, “Bourbon & Sunsets”, was a runaway hit – peaking at #2 on the Hot Country Top 50 chart and as a solid performer on the CMC Top 50.
In 2012 he was a finalist in the coveted Toyota Star Maker competition – the same competition that launched the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Samantha McClymont.
Ben completed the album, “Slow Burn”, in 2012 with Matt Fell and Glen Hannah. The first single, “Truck Stop Honey”, received national airplay and earned him a nomination for Contemporary Song of The Year at the TSA Awards.
Earlier in the year he performed daily in the main arena at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show and had the pleasure of supporting iconic artists including Jon Stevens, 1927 and James Blundell.
January 12, 2018 sees the release of the album – “101” – along with the simultaneously released single, “Same Song, Different Day”. He also released a version of Dragon’s Young Years in 2018.
Ben has just released a new song called Night After Night. And there’s a new album on the way.