South London singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ben Hobbs has made quite an impact in his short career to date.
Since releasing his debut track Sweet Enough in October 2015, he's been on a steep upward trajectory. That song was placed on Spotify's illustrious New Music Friday US playlist, and subsequently entered its Global Viral Chart, locking heads with Drake's 'Hotline Bling' (and surpassing it). The song went on to become the lead track of a debut EP (Sweet Enough EP) in May 2016, which received coverage from notable media outlets such as Billboard, USA Today, BULLETT, The Line Of Best Fit and Hillydilly, and saw Hobbs sell out London's Servant Jazz Quarters two weeks in advance for its launch party.
Recent singles Animals, Take the Blame and Shame have kept up the pace - once again featured on various New Music Friday playlists around the globe and covered on high profile web sites, they created a momentum which saw Hobbs invited to play the Where's The Music? Festival in Norrköping, Sweden in February 2017 and also to open for Alex Clare on six sold out dates in Germany that same month.
It's all cemented Hobbs' position in the current musical landscape as a true 80s moderniser with a an ear for a big pop hook (see also: CHVRCHES, The 1975, The Naked And Famous), taking his cue from the genre's prime exponents, such as Tears For Fears, Kate Bush and The Police.