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  Ben was born and raised in Landgraaf, a place nearby Aachen. He stood for the early choice between growing up …  or to become a drummer! At the age of 11 years Ben started learning lessons in 'snaredrum rudiments', the basic patterns that are the building blocks of drumming forms. On his 16th birthday he got his first drum kit. Since then he plays his favorite music with passion, Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

In addition to his activities with MAYTREE RHYTHM & BLUES BAND, he is drumming in Rolling Stones tribute band THE TUMBLIN' DICE, and with his famous 'Ben's Blues Club' he regularly organizes blues-sessions. Ben also visits concerts and music festivals frequently.