TUNE Ben Russell And The Charmers - The Golden Sun
“Some serious British reggae […] I was rather impressed […] and look forward to playing some more tracks off the album”
David Rodigan – BBC Radio 1Xtra
"Great band, really enjoyed [Ben Russell and The Charmer’s] sound. With amazing vocals from Ben and great blend of harmonies from Mel. Keep up the good work!"
Sir Bob Geldof
Backed by BBC Radio tastemaker David Rodigan, Ben Russell And The Charmers share new reggae vibes with their upcoming single ‘The Golden Sun’, due for official release on the 2nd of August. Building a name for themselves with rain-soaked music lovers all over the UK, Ben Russell And The Charmers have been performing on stages at prestigious festivals including, Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, One Love, and Edinburgh Fringe; becoming a festival favourite and sharing stages with internationally acclaimed artists such as, ‘Katchafire’, ‘By The Rivers’, and joining ‘The Dualers’ at sell out shows. Now gaining the applause and attention of famed radio influencers such as David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra describing them as “serious British reggae” David Rodigan awarded Ben Russell And The Charmers an exclusive spot on ‘One Drop Record’; a feature where David Rodigan handpicked ‘The Golden Sun’ to move on to other Radio 1Xtra shows getting Ben Russell And The Charmers further radio achievements such as features with Mim Shaikh's radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra; potentially positioning Ben Russell And The Charmers as a new upcoming reggae favourite in the UK music scene.
‘The Golden Sun’, which was exclusively handpicked by David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), showcases Ben Russell And The Charmers songwriting as much more than standard reggae filler; highlighting on optimistic tones with a realistic and down-to-earth honesty matched with sunbleached guitars and echoing percussion lifting the chorus to effortless heights; elevating their clear traditional influences to a new sound which is becoming acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Having crafted much of their sound on the live circuit, Ben Russell And The Charmers are evolving with each stage they step out on; being continually booked year upon year, having their songs exclusively picked by Boomtown Fair to officially advertise the festival, as well as featuring on Boomtown Fair’s Annual Xmas Compilation CD for Charity two years running, not to mention plays on Glastonbury Festival’s official on-site radio station, Worthy FM.
Front man Ben Russell, originally from Wollongong, Australia, has travelled all over the world searching for the sound we’re all hearing today. After embracing this long sought for sound and enlisting the backing of ‘The Charmers’, Ben Russell And The Charmers have been playing to a wide array of shows across the UK and Europe, refining their sound and attracting the applause from the likes of Sir Bob Geldof and David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra); leaving indelible marks on their audience; ensuring everyone who sees them leaves with their very own Ben Russell And The Charmers experience - Experience their new single ‘The Golden Sun’ now - officially out on the 2nd of August 2017.