UltraVioletMan - Benjamin Teacher
UltraVioletMan Benjamin Teacher, born and raised in Greater London, UK, is a man of many talents, being a one armed guitarist, singer/songwriter & all round professional musician, who certainly defines his moniker with his multiple capabilities. This, according to Guitar World Magazines Top Voted Shredder Of All Time, Michael Angelo Batio, who states;
"Benjamin is an inspiration to Guitarists worldwide, with excellent songs played with passion, energy and techniques that are uniquely his own.
I truly enjoyed listening to his music. He's not just a great composer but a tremendous guitar player".
Ironically, Benjamin taught himself to play the guitar aged 16. Now 11 years on and Benjamin is establishing an ever growing YouTube following, with over 7000 Subscribers & more than 135,000 friends.
With his YouTube videos collectively viewed by over half a million people, Benjamin has made various worldwide television appearances, most notably the Lady Gaga TV commercial advertising Google Chrome, which immediately went viral and has been viewed by over 4 million people on YouTube to date and continues to be aired globally. Benjamin was also featured in an MTV America Animation Pilot called DJ & The Fro which aired in 2010.
At present, Benjamin is a street performer in London Tube Stations, playing both original compositions and covering popular songs and classics from the likes of U2, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd to name but a few.
In addition, Benjamin regularly hosts his own music podcast UltraViolet Television on his YouTube Channel, which features the latest music news,
band reviews, online talent competitions and highlights unknown artists from around the globe found on YouTube.
With his new website, www.benjaminteacher.com, Benjamin's entire demo E.P collection is now available to download in MP3 form via his online store. His forthcoming E.P, Supernova, will be available in 2012 through his website. Tracks from this E.P are currently streaming on his YouTube Channel in the forms of PRISM II & Karmageddon.
Growing up with a disability, Benjamin has found giving motivational speeches especially rewarding with hopes to continue to inspire others to fulfil their dreams and goals, no matter the odds.
If you ever find yourself travelling through London, chances are you will hear the sound of Benjamin?s guitar singing in your direction, as Billy Sherwood of Prog Rock Pioneers Yes fame said it best;
"Benjamin's passion & commitment to his music along with his guitar playing is second to none. He's got great chops, a wonderful sense of melody for
guitar solos along with solid structure in all his work.
He is a true inspiration to all musicians".