Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
BandPop

With the vocals of Deathcab for Cutie, the sophisticated harmonic colors of Muse, Ben's songwriting style; catapulted by his continuous obsession with melody. His lyrics paint a picture using stories of life threatening experiences, romance, science fiction and truth. www.myspace.com/benjohnson1975

Biography

Ben Johnson has always been involved in music. Singing Opera throughout high school and going on to study Jazz Composition and Performance at the University of Utah, Ben has studied and performed music from all over the world. He played in a world music band, "Nova Paradiso," for 6 years, and then a salsa band "Mambo Jumbo" who opened for Dave Matthews during the Olympics in 2002. With a love for Rock and Roll with influences like Queen, Muse, Coldplay, Bloc Party, and many others, Ben is continuously writing new songs. With his second album on the way, Ben already has enough songs to fill a third.
Anthony Phan started with piano and then moved to trumpet, playing jazz and composing all kinds of other music. Randy Herbert has Played with so many people, and continues to rock the drums. Visit: www.myspace.com/benjohnson1975

Lyrics

New Sonata

Written By: Ben Johnson

I wish you could see me right now
Dancing on fire
One thing I forgot to mention
I’m not tired
Validity rises above the haze
I’ll make sure it stays
You’ll make sure you amplify my
Reasons to try

Chorus
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
I found paradise within your persona
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
You’re the kind of inspiration for my new sonata

I’m surrounded by women who
Are already taken
Doesn’t take much for my hard heart
To be softened
Coming out of the woodwork
I watch you appear
You’re so beautiful – I’m so little
You’re irresistible

Chorus

New Sonata

Written By: Ben Johnson

I wish you could see me right now
Dancing on fire
One thing I forgot to mention
I’m not tired
Validity rises above the haze
I’ll make sure it stays
You’ll make sure you amplify my
Reasons to try

Chorus
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
I found paradise within your persona
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
You’re the kind of inspiration for my new sonata

I’m surrounded by women who
Are already taken
Doesn’t take much for my hard heart
To be softened
Coming out of the woodwork
I watch you appear
You’re so beautiful – I’m so little
You’re irresistible

Chorus

New Sonata

Written By: Ben Johnson

I wish you could see me right now
Dancing on fire
One thing I forgot to mention
I’m not tired
Validity rises above the haze
I’ll make sure it stays
You’ll make sure you amplify my
Reasons to try

Chorus
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
I found paradise within your persona
Boom sha-da sha-da
Boom boom sha-da
You’re the kind of inspiration for my new sonata

I’m surrounded by women who
Are already taken
Doesn’t take much for my hard heart
To be softened
Coming out of the woodwork
I watch you appear
You’re so beautiful – I’m so little
You’re irresistible

Chorus

Up with a Flow

Written By: Ben Johnson

I have always wanted to know more
Than what I used to look for
I found you in trouble
You found a way to wash away and say
This is the beginning of a new beginning right here today
So we can forget all the past that’s gone away

Chorus
Now that we know where to go
Not moving too fast or too slow
Now we move up with a flow
Up to the greatest place we know

I remember finding myself at the bottom
Not knowing that you would come
Sparks and arrows flying
You pulled me out of that catastrophe
You became the one and only
Most important thing that could be
The most important thing that anyone could see

Chorus

Discography

Ben Johnson "Make It Bloom"
"New Sonata," and "Up with a Flow" have been played on several radio stations.
Steaming songs:
New Sonata, Up with a Flow, Bionic, Candy Lipstick Hurricaines, Fuzzy, My Baby. Listen to and download Ben Johnson's songs at: www.myspace.com/benjohnson1975

Set List

Anything We Wanted
My Baby
Fuzzy
Regenerate
Lay My Weapons Down
Leave of Absence
Up with a Flow
New Sonata
Sets are usually 1/2 hr to 45 min, sometimes an hour.
Ben keeps writing material and currently has about 2 hours of original music available to perform
Listen to his songs at: www.myspace.com/benjohnson1975