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I am a student at the East Carolina School of Music studying Music Composition and Music Education.
I am an operatic, dramatic baritone that can sing in the operatic style, as well as contemporary feeling. I love the mix of hard, heavy music with dramatic, powerful vocals. I grew up in the Baptist church, so that very much influences my vocal technique; a soulful, gospel type singing. I also have a very large range (C2-G4 if I've warmed up properly)
I have been playing piano professionally for over 7 years and am very accomplished being trained both classically and as a gospel pianist.
I have also been studying flute classically for over 10 years.
I have been in a host of bands ranging the spectrum but my dream band is a progressive metal band like Nightwish or Epica with myself on vocals and writing music.
If you would like to contact me, shoot an email to bensledge
You can also follow me on BenSledge101
and check out my quartet at /strandedsilver
- Screen name:
- Ben Sledge
- Member since:
- Jun 23 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Metal: Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Kamelot, Tarja Turunen, After Forever
Alternative: Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides, Woe Is Me, Tear Out The Heart
Pop: Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Dead or Alive, Swedish House Mafia, Brittany, Nikki, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Christina Aguilera, Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson, Scissor Sisters, Rihanna, Marina and the Diamonds, Demi Lovato
Gospel: Karen Wheaton, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Sisters, Selah, David Phelps, Richard Smallwood, Sandi Pattie
Composers: Ravel, Chopin, Franz Listz, Schuman, Schubert, David Holsinger, Eric Whitacre, Schonberg, Wagner, Webern, Koaru Wada, Stravinsky, and many more.
- Vocalist - Baritone:
Leaving Raleigh for the School of Music.