Slow Down by Ben Heffernan
Visit the artist’s website: http://benheffernanmusic.com
Artist / Band Bio:
Ben Heffernan is a 17-year-old award-winning singer-songwriter from London, Ontario. He has been performing as a solo artist since 2014, and has played over 100 shows since.
Heffernan considers John Mayer, U2, Gavin James and James Bay to be the artists who have influenced his folk-pop sound the most. His live performances have drawn comparisons to Ed Sheeran due to his use of live looping to create additional layers of instrumentation and backing vocals.
Even though 2016 resulted in a Jack Richardson London Music Award win, 2017 proved to be this young artist’s best year to date. He supported the release of his first EP, Different Wars, with two sold-out London release shows. Different Wars manages to draw from many of Heffernan’s diverse influences yet still retain its identity. Among others, it has drawn praise from Hawksley Workman (Juno-winning singer-songwriter) and Steve Patterson (host of CBC’s The Debaters). To cap off an already impressive year, Heffernan was announced as the winner of the Folk Music Ontario Taylor Mitchell Bursary in October.
With more new music coming in the early months of 2018, the future appears to be bright for this young singer-songwriter, who is determined to continue to build his name and to create a career for himself in the music industry.