Ben Hogwood

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Ben has always had a thing for music, since early introductions to classical by his parents that led him to play cello at school. He also played in school orchestras, much to his embarrassment, and wowed the school assembly with a one-fingered rendition of Jean Michel Jarre's Rendezvous Houston on keyboard - an auspicious start! He pursued music to degree level at university in Guildford, achieving some late notoriety for bringing his own Prodigy-style rave fest to a classically educated audience. By then he had embraced dance music in all its mid-1990s glory, and it sat nicely alongside his classical and rock tendencies (with a weakness for the progressive). As a result, Ben's record collection is a happy mix of all sorts of styles. Born in Norwich, he grew up in Norfolk for eighteen years in the 'overspill' town of Thetford, where as Del Amitri might say, "nothing ever happens". Norwich is a different story though - he supports the football team (mostly from afar). Ben's spare time takes in much music and football, but he also enjoys art, movies, travel, TV, good food and beer. He now lives near Forest Hill in a cosy flat with a patient girlfriend and Futurama-inspired cats Leela and Fry, who somehow dodge his CD collection. One day he dreams of a place where he doesn't trip over CDs every day. (We don't believe him, but this is what he says. - ed) As well as writing for musicOMH, Ben reviews dance albums for other publications, writes artist biographies for the Virgin Encyclopedia of Pop and dons his classical hat for the occasional contribution to Metro. Ben is on Twitter: @Benjammin22
Ben Hogwood

Articles by Ben Hogwood

Laura Veirs – My Echo (Album Reviews)
Faithless – All Blessed (Album Reviews)
Groove Armada – Edge Of The Horizon (Album Reviews)
Everything Everything – Re-Animator (Album Reviews)
Roachford – Twice In A Lifetime (Album Reviews)
Saint Saviour – Tomorrow Again (Album Reviews)
Yello – Point (Album Reviews)
Bruce Hornsby – Non-Secure Connection (Album Reviews)
Washed Out – Purple Noon (Album Reviews)
John Foxx And The Maths – Howl (Album Reviews)
Shirley Collins – Heart’s Ease (Album Reviews)
Samantha Crain – A Small Death (Album Reviews)
Paul Weller – On Sunset (Album Reviews)
One For Keeps: Björk – Post (One For Keeps)
LA Priest – GENE (Album Reviews)
Blancmange – Mindset (Album Reviews)
Sparks: “You never know when you’re foretelling the future in a song” – Interview (Interviews)
Tim Burgess: “I just dream, and that’s how songs come now” – Interview (Interviews)
Moby – All Visible Objects (Album Reviews)
DELANILA: “There’s a lot of stuff thrown at us at all times. It gets overwhelming” – Interview (Interviews)
Joan As Police Woman – Cover Two (Album Reviews)