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My good friend and incredible steel pan artist John Patti featured me at his most recent “Calyp-soul Christmas” concerts at the Player’s Theater in Sarasota and also the Bonita Springs Center for the Performing Arts. We debuted this duet version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” mashed up with “Carol of the Bells” featuring John on the darker double second steel drums and myself on upright bass and beatboxing. Filming was done by Charlie Woods and Andres Colin, and I got to play around with my new copy of Final Cut Pro to do the editing. I hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Recorded for the most recent edition of Sarasota Day and the HuB‘s Stairwell Sessions. Featuring me on guitar, vocals and upright bass, and John Patti on percussion and steel pan. Thanks to Julie Brown, Scotty Felsenfield, and everyone else who helped put this together.

If you want to purchase the studio version of this song from my new album of the same name, you can grab it on iTunes and CDBaby.

Very excited to be holding my official CD Release Concert at the amazing Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine, a breathtaking venue which has hosted some of my favorite musicians in the world (Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Bela Fleck, so many more!). I will be performing on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 (MLK Weekend), and will be joined by special guests Kelly Muse on Piano and Bass, Andy Robbins on Drums, and Candie Tremblay and Lindsay Brie on Vocals. You can reserve tickets and pre-show dinner on the SMAC website for 20$.

Flyer - Ben Hammond at Stone Mt Jan 18, 2014

Official Flyer

Please share this link with your friends and I hope to see you at the show!

Taylor T5 Guitar, Upright Bass, Boomerang 3 Loop Pedal and Beatboxing, live at Darwin’s on 4th in Sarasota, FL. Visit for more info, tour schedule and free downloads.

My solo cover of Alex Clare’s “Too Close” live at Darwins on 4th in Sarasota, FL. I’m using a Taylor T5, an upright bass, and a Boomerang III looper. Audio recorded with a Zoom H4N and video with a GoPro. Visit for more info, free mp3s and tour schedule.

This was such a fun show! My good friend John Patti (who tours with his steel pans internationally and is heard regularly on Sirius XM Margaritaville Radio) asked me to play guitar and perform with him in a live version of his album “Calypsoul Christmas”. I sang on “Happy Christmas / War is Over” and also got to drop a little beatbox action on this funky remake of a Christmas standard. The band performed at Player’s Theatre in Sarasota, FL and consisted of John Patti on Steel Pans (Lead and Double Seconds), Ben Hammond on Guitar, Beatbox and Vocals, Steve Duerst on Bass, Dan Rubin on Drums, Garrett Dawson on Percussion, and featured James Dabone on Trombone and Alana Opie on Vocals. Enjoy!

Ben Hammond: Vocals, Vocal Percussion, Guitar/Octaver, Live-Looping, Songwriting
Sandi Grecco: Drumset

April 2nd, 2013 performance of Ben’s original tune “Worst Kind of Perfect”. All elements of this performance are played and looped live with no pre-recorded tracks or samples.

Ben is playing a Taylor T5 through a Boss OC-3 Octaver Pedal and a Boomerang III Loop Station.