Ben Flavelle-Cobain

Ben Flavelle-Cobain released his debut EP “electric//emotion” (co-produced by Brién) in
2022 and follow-up instrumental single “belquaria” in ‘23, bringing his voice as a songwriter,singer and multi-instrumentalist to listening ears. Since then, both releases have been given airplay on BBC Radio, BBC Sounds and RTE2XM. Featured by Phil Taggart (House Party), Kwame Daniels (Inna Rhythm), Peter Curtin (Groovers Corner), and Siobhan Brown (Soul Show).

Raised in a musical family, on a diet of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop and popular songs, from childhood, Ben started gigging as a drummer with his grandfather Jackie Flavelle, Bass player for Chris Barber, Paul McCartney, Don Ewell, Ottlie Patterson, Rod Stewart.

Ben has been an active session musician for some time,  working with artists including Joshua Burnside, Célia Tiab, Brién, Kojaque, Yenkee, Meilana Gillard (Christian McBride Big Band), Eamon Ferris (Van Morrison/The Waterboys), Matt Benson (George Ezra), Chris Taplin Blues Band, Amy Montgomery, NI Soul Troop, Donal Scullion, Jozef Dani and Caolan Hutchinson, making appearances at Glastonbury, Other Voices, Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival.

From behind his fretless Fender bass, Ben is currently running a residency “Good Time” at the John Hewitt Bar in his hometown of Belfast. Alongside Caolan Hutchinson
(Piano/Keyboards) the pair, and a revolving cast of characters enjoy sharing original music, jazz and grooves on Friday nights.

Moved by songwriting and the sounds of artists including Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Frisell, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Charlie Parker, Erykah Badu, Knower and Joni Mitchell, Ben is an eclectic musician with a need to create.