Ben Johnston (Scottish musician)


Ben Johnston (Scottish musician)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Ben Johnston


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Ben Hamilton Johnston
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Born = Birth date and age|1980|4|25
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Origin = Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Instrument = vocals, drums
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Occupation = Musician, songwriter
Years_active = 1995 – present
Label = Beggars Banquet
14th Floor
Associated_acts = Biffy Clyro
Marmaduke Duke
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Ben Hamilton Johnston (born on 25 April 1980 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland) is a drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro.

Early life

Johnston was born and raised in Kilmarnock with his twin brother James Johnston (who would go on to be the bassist for Biffy Clyro), and his younger brother, Adam (who went on to be Biffy Clyro's drum tech ["Puzzle" Album Booklet, p.2] ).

Career

Biffy Clyro

Having previously played drums with schoolfriend Simon Neil and brother James Johnston in a band called Screwfish in 1995, the trio moved to Glasgow. They were soon discovered by manager Dee Bahl and then signed to Beggar's Banquet in 2001.

Marmaduke Duke

Johnston plays drums when the conceptual rock duo Marmaduke Duke plays live.

Personal life

Johnston is fond of playing Golf and PlayStation 3 and has recently rediscovered a fondness for fishing, on tour he can often be found on a riverbank with Biffy's stage manager Churd. ["Kerrang!" #1159, p.21] He also supports his hometown football team Kilmarnock F.C., and wore their home shirt when interviewed on Soccer AM.

Musical equipment used

The following is a list of musical equipment used by Ben Johnston.

Cymbals

* Johnston is endorsed by Sabian
** HHX Ride Cymbal [http://www.biffytabs.biffierthanthou.com/e_ben.htm BiffyTabs Equipment – Ben] ]
** 14" Stage/Fast Hi-Hats
** AAXtreme china cymbals

Drums

Johnston is also endorsed by Pearl.
* Pearl Reference Kit colour:Rootbear Fade
** Pearl Chad Smith Signature 14x6.5 Snare
** 22x18" Bass drum, 12x9" Rack tom, 14x14" and 16x16" floor toms
** Pearl Eliminator Double Bass Pedal

Biffy's Tour Manager Neil told fans on the BC forum that Ben is now using a 'Pearl Eric Singer Signature Snare Drum' and is waiting for a new totally custom Pearl Masters Kit

New Kit

Pearl Masters Colour :Black

22x18" Bass drum, 12x8" Rack tom, 14x14" and 16x16" floor toms
** Pearl Eliminator Double Bass Pedal

Other

*Blue Xylophone 2 Octave Chromatic. [4]

Notes

[ [http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kv_ykdPfBM4 YouTube - Biffy Clyro - Machines (Live) ] ]


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