The Band

Bringing the values of roots reggae that blend with harmony, catchy hooks and foot stomping bass, all embedded in an uplifting original sound, a blended style of where European and Australasian reggae meet.

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)​; 4 time BBC Radio 1xtra play.

Ben Russell And The Charmers have shared stages with internationally acclaimed artists such as, ‘Katchafire’​, ​‘By The Rivers’​, and joining ‘The Dualers’ at sell out shows. They been performing on stages at prestigious festivals including, Glastonbury​,​ Boomtown Fair​, ​Secret Garden Party​, ​One Love, ​and ​Edinburgh Fringe​; becoming a festival favourite and 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​.

“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