Ben Lee is no stranger to sound and stage, he's been a singer/songwriter/performer since the ripe old age of 13. He originally formed the Australian pop/punk group Noise Addict back in 1992 and it was a year later that they caught the attention of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and was signed to his record label, Ecstatic Peace only to be picked up a few years later by Mike D of the Beastie boys and signed to Grand Royal Records. Since then Ben's signature songwriting style has been heard in over 30 commercials, television shows and feature films, most recently in the trailer for the popular movie "He's Just Not That Into You," starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Anniston, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson.
Over the course of his career, Ben has afforded his time, money and talent to a number of charity organizations, most recently donating a portion of the profits from the sale of his February 2009 album release 'The Rebirth of Venus,' an album that celebrates Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty. A portion of the proceeds raised benefited FINCA's Village Banking Program, a charity organization that offers financial services to the world's lowest-income female entrepreneurs.
Ben will be performing an acoustic set during the music portion of the Rock-n-Platinum showcase on Thursday, October 29, a charity event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. This one-of-a-kind interior design showcase will take place at the new Lofts @ Cherokee Studios in West Hollywood, the former site of the iconic Cherokee Recording Studios. This unique blend of music and the very best of green design + architecture will all converge under one roof for one night only.
For more information on Ben, visit www.ben-lee.com or more from his record label, New West Records.
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