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A chat with Ben Todd, Drummer/Musician

October 24, 2021 Ben Todd: Drummer/Musician Season 3 Episode 53
A chat with Ben Todd, Drummer/Musician
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TEA The Entrepreneurial Artist
A chat with Ben Todd, Drummer/Musician
Oct 24, 2021 Season 3 Episode 53
Ben Todd: Drummer/Musician

"Ben Todd is a drummer, percussionist, composer and bandleader from Adelaide in South Australia. 

Over the past 10 years, Ben has been touring the world with the internationally acclaimed "Cirque du Soleil" as a featured drummer, percussionist and now bandleader........ Ben has performed in Japan, Russia, The United States, Spain, Canada, France, Belgium and England and performed over 1500 shows. 

Prior to joining Cirque, Ben performed with a wide range of artists back in Australia including Kate Cebrano, Paulini, Ben Folds, Doug Parkinson, Rhonda Burchmore, James Morrison, David Campbell, Barry Humphries and Glen Shorrok, as well as playing in the pit orchestras for a variety of musical theatre shows including the Australia/NZ tour of Cats, The Wedding Singer, Miss Saigon and Grease. 

Ben began playing drums at the age of 3, adding to an already large family of drummers (3 generations to be exact). His first introduction to the instrument was from his father, who was a full-time freelance musician at that time."

http://www.bentodd.com.au/

Latest Album

https://bentodd.bandcamp.com/album/memento

"It was a honour to interview Ben Todd for this podcast.  When Ben was talking about his career, first playing drums at 3 years old, coming from a family of 3 generations of drummers (maybe a 4th generation drummer on the way!), the respect he has for his dad drummer, Steve Todd, his determination over 3 years to do what inspired him at the age of 9 to join Cirque du Soleil and travel the world and achieve this.....and so much more, I couldn't help notice how humble, grateful to everyone that has helped him along the way and driven Ben was. His passion and sense of  fun for what he does for a living, playing drums/music and being apart of the industry is truely inspiring. Thank you Ben for sharing your story, so far!"
Tania Ingerson Podcaster/Founder TEA The Entrepreneurial Artist Podcast

I would like to acknowledge that music played on my Podcast is an original tune by 

David Innocente, Jazz Musician/Artist - "One Thing Led to Another"

https://www.innocente.com.au/

Show Notes

"Ben Todd is a drummer, percussionist, composer and bandleader from Adelaide in South Australia. 

Over the past 10 years, Ben has been touring the world with the internationally acclaimed "Cirque du Soleil" as a featured drummer, percussionist and now bandleader........ Ben has performed in Japan, Russia, The United States, Spain, Canada, France, Belgium and England and performed over 1500 shows. 

Prior to joining Cirque, Ben performed with a wide range of artists back in Australia including Kate Cebrano, Paulini, Ben Folds, Doug Parkinson, Rhonda Burchmore, James Morrison, David Campbell, Barry Humphries and Glen Shorrok, as well as playing in the pit orchestras for a variety of musical theatre shows including the Australia/NZ tour of Cats, The Wedding Singer, Miss Saigon and Grease. 

Ben began playing drums at the age of 3, adding to an already large family of drummers (3 generations to be exact). His first introduction to the instrument was from his father, who was a full-time freelance musician at that time."

http://www.bentodd.com.au/

Latest Album

https://bentodd.bandcamp.com/album/memento

"It was a honour to interview Ben Todd for this podcast.  When Ben was talking about his career, first playing drums at 3 years old, coming from a family of 3 generations of drummers (maybe a 4th generation drummer on the way!), the respect he has for his dad drummer, Steve Todd, his determination over 3 years to do what inspired him at the age of 9 to join Cirque du Soleil and travel the world and achieve this.....and so much more, I couldn't help notice how humble, grateful to everyone that has helped him along the way and driven Ben was. His passion and sense of  fun for what he does for a living, playing drums/music and being apart of the industry is truely inspiring. Thank you Ben for sharing your story, so far!"
Tania Ingerson Podcaster/Founder TEA The Entrepreneurial Artist Podcast

I would like to acknowledge that music played on my Podcast is an original tune by 

David Innocente, Jazz Musician/Artist - "One Thing Led to Another"

https://www.innocente.com.au/