Ben Shelly

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About Ben Shelly

In the artist’s words:
Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. One of my earliest and fondest music memories was watching Eddie Vedder of Peal Jam scale the rafters 20 feet in the air in the "Even Flow" video. Rock music had previously dominated by 80's hair bands pop-rock…it was refreshing to see authenticity.
What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Legend – The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers (2002 Edition) Shack-Man Under the Table and Dreaming I've always believed a great album is one you can listen to from start to finish anytime, anywhere. While I have many albums in different genres I love, these three come very close to fitting that description.
Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Usually I. . .” As an Israeli born immigrant, I've experienced anti semitism throughout my life. I wrote this song when Kanye West was going on his rant. The song balances aggression and confidence in the verses with a smooth laid back groove in the chorus.
What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? Hard to say. Some metrics like reaching 20k followers on platforms like Spotify are important to others. To me, it's how far I've come writing, producing and performing the music completely alone. The progression of sound across albums, the journey.
Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? Performing at Madison Square Garden and being signed to a MAJOR record label are two goals of mine.

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