MUSICIAN | ACTOR | COMPOSER
Ben Carroll is a Los Angeles musician, actor and composer. Whether it’s a bluesy guitar riff, a romantic serenade or an upbeat pop-country summer time jam, Ben brings high energy and a retro spirit to his music. From soul to gospel and blues, classic jazz to pop, his songs combine vocal harmonies, hot riffs, and memorable lyrics. His music has been featured in films and numerous commercials. Born into a family of two Grammy-winning parents (“Afternoon Delight,” 1976), Ben has steadily written, recorded and toured since the late 90s. He put out his solo debut album Lover Undercover in 2005. His followup record Real Thing (on UK label Blue Cloud Records) was #1 for five weeks on AAA FM Radio in Ohio and was played on over fifty radio stations in the US and Europe. In 2013, he partnered with his band and guitarist/producer Adam Levy for his third record, Lighting Bonfires. His most recent solo release “SHOUT!” is a soul, gospel and delta blues record—joyous, dark and powerful. Recently, Ben has collaborated with fellow singer/songwriter Jake Goldman to write and produce music for TV, commercials and films, under the name BIG SWIM. They have produced several EPs and landed placements with MTV shows and Target.
In addition to music, Ben began his acting career as a young boy, and later studied in London at the British American Drama Academy. Select credits: THEATER: Far Away with Frances McDormand (New York Theatre Workshop), Matilda The Musical (Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, CA), Secret History of the Future (Kennedy Center, D.C.), Ion (BADA, London), Grimm’s Fairy Tales National Tour (CTC). TV: "Good Morning America" on ABC, Whitney Houston’s "Million Dollar Bill" music video.
Vinyl Pre-Sale Now Available. Digital Release Coming Soon!
His fourth release, Ben worked with co-producers Nicky and Aalok Bala at their creative HQ in Highland Park, Los Angeles in April of 2018. "SHOUT!" is a Soul/Gospel/Delta Blues record. Joyous, dark, raw, powerful. Digital and vinyl release is this summer, 2019! Email contact AT bencarroll.com to order.
new FEATURE FILM
ON SET IN CHARLESTON, SC
This summer, Ben was cast in an independent feature film written and directed by Hamish Briggs. Ben traveled to shoot on location in South Carolina for two weeks. Learn more about his acting projects here.
Pop duo available for music composition for television, commercials and film. BIG SWIM is Jake Goldman and Ben Carroll. They are represented by In The Groove Music.
Duo Nova plays classic Jazz standards, Bossa Nova and interpretations of the Great American Songbook. A perfect fit for special events, lounges and festivals. Duo Nova is Erik Miron and Ben Carroll. Larger band is available upon request.