You''ve met Ben, you''ve said hello to Matthew and last time you met Russ.
There''s one more person in the festival wedding band in Surrey that you''ve yet to meet... our bass player, Giacomo!
Position in band?
Double and Electric Bass
70’s Fender Precision and Jazz bass with Hartke Amplification
What music do you like?
Soul, Funk, 60/70’s Rock, Jazz, Heavy Metal
What other projects are you working on right now?
I am a lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, I play for the Atlantic Soul Orchestra and I dep for other bands.
What are their musical icons/influences?
The Beatles, Queen, Stax Soul, Motown, Led Zeppelin, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Vulfpeck, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter and many others.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
A gatherer. I’m too lazy to hunt, but I’m great a cooking the preys!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Orange, because it’s friendly and funky!
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I’m usually listening to BBC Radio 4, LBC or Smooth Radio. So I’m thinking about news, some topical discussion or listening to Africa by Toto for the five hundredth time.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I would be a dog. Because I would be pretty smart, live a good life and be taken out twice a day for a walk.
What animal are you actually like?
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I managed to get out of the ‘escape room’ with the help of a group of drunk colleagues.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Formula 1 driver or a Rock star or both.
How many square feet of pizza can Ben (singer) eat?
No one really knows how much can he eat when he’s alone. Some say he’s on the same daily calorie intake as Michael Phelps when he was training for the Olympic games.
Well Brides and Grooms, if there''s one thing this blog series has taught us, is when Festival Sons perform at your wedding, feed them pizza. And then maybe you will witness just how much of it Ben can really eat!