Ben James Wood
Artist, maker, tour manager, driver, other.
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About

I'm inspired by bold and colourful design, honest and colourful characters, challenging and colourful art and non-ironic smooth music.

I’m inspired by bold and colourful design, honest and colourful characters, challenging and colourful art and non-ironic smooth music.
— Me
 Photo by Iga Szybowska, Poznan, PL, Nov 2016

Photo by Iga Szybowska, Poznan, PL, Nov 2016

It's unnecessary, dividing my work up between various guises and enterprises when it's all basically the same thing.

In 2000 I quit education. To date I've written, recorded and released eight of my own records and played on at least four of my friends'. I've toured the UK, Europe, China and America as artist, tour manager, driver or merchandise manager and written and photographed multiple travel journals. I've designed and made jackets for pop bands and tap dancers, useful bags and accessories for myself and friends and greetings cards, logos, teddy bears and soft toy horses for people who like that kind of thing.

I've promoted up to one hundred all-ages, punk rock shows in Yeovil, edited and self-published six fanzines about the Yeovil music scene, designed t-shirts, record sleeves and tour posters for tonnes of my favourite artists and I once made a strawberry cheesecake for my favourite lap-steel guitar player.

Let us not forget, I was also part of a team that won the Yeovil & District Table Tennis third division title and represented Somerset county playing tennis for three years. I avidly follow Yeovil Town FC.

Be in touch by email or social media, I'd love to hear from you.