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Ben Kweller

Biography

Children tend to be raised in music families, but couple of receive the equal launch to music seeing that vocalist/songwriter Ben Kweller. Before he was previous more than enough to enter kindergarten, a Kweller emulated Nils Lofgren (who, during his period with Bruce Springsteen’s E Road Band, would go out with Kweller’s dad) by playing his plaything version of your guitar. He also performed piano, and by age eight, Kweller got started penning his personal songs. The next yr, he received a nod of encouragement from Billboard journal when it conferred an honorable point out on the youngsters for his admittance into Billboard’s annual songwriting competition. By enough time he strike his teenage years, Kweller was an achieved guitarist and got started playing drums aswell. He pulled collectively his first music group, Mirage, and adopted up with organizations like Green Eggs & Ham and Foxglove. Even while, he honed the abilities that would later on launch his well known single profession. With help from bassist Bryan Blur and drummer John Kent, Kweller founded Radish in 1993. The group produced its tag on the neighborhood Dallas scene, not really definately not Kweller’s hometown of Greenville, TX. In 1994, the musical wunderkind and his teenaged clothing released the Hello EP through Practice Amp Information. That same yr, the label released the full-length recording Dizzy, which persuaded maker Roger Greenawalt to partner with the group. Under his wing, Radish created another demonstration and inked a agreement with Mercury Information during the summer season of 1996. Ben Kweller was still an adolescent at that time, having converted 15 yrs . old that June. Mercury Information released Restraining Bolt the next springtime, and Kweller led Radish through Western and American trips (in addition to several late-night Television appearances, like the Conan O’Brian Display and NIGHT TIME with David Letterman). Despite rating a high 40 strike within the U.K. with “Small Pink Superstars,” Radish didn’t enjoy significant achievement in the home, and changing tides at their label (Polygram, Mercury’s mother or father company, was utilized into Universal GROUP in 1998) avoided them from launching another record. Once the group disbanded in 1999, Kweller going east to Guilford, CT, where he remained only a short while before relocating to Brooklyn, NY. Not really yet twenty years previous, he agreed upon with Island Information being a single musician. Ben Kweller released his single career with some EPs, a few of which reprised the materials that Radish wrote however, not released. His heartland hooks and folksy flourishes produced fans away from several performers, and Kweller shortly discovered himself touring with famous brands Juliana Hatfield, Guster, Kristin Hersh, and Evan Dando. He inked a cope with ATO Information in 2001 and released one last EP before issuing Sha Sha, his single full-length debut, in 2002. Even more touring implemented, as do a cooperation with Ben Folds and Ben Lee referred to as the Bens. Kweller’s sophomore work, the subdued On My Method, followed in springtime 2004 and was backed by way of a co-headlining tour with Loss of life Cab for Cutie. 2 yrs later, he came back along with his self-titled third recording, which he performed all the tools. Kweller furthered his experimentation with 2009’s Changing Horses, which noticed the songwriter embracing nation music and having a pedal metal guitarist. The vocalist continuing to explore pop music on 2012’s Proceed Soar a Kite, which discovered Kweller dabbling in from power pop to alt-country.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ben Kweller
Date Of Birth June 16, 1981
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Nationality American
Spouse Liz Smith Kweller
Children Dorian Zev Kweller, Judah Evan Kweller
Parents Howard Kweller
Awards Independent Music Award for Best Album - Rock or Hard Rock
Music Groups The Bens, Radish
Music Songs Wasted & Ready, Penny on the Train Track, Sundress, Commerce, TX, How It Should Be, Harriet's Got a Song, Nothing Happening, Walk On Me, Make It Up, My Apartment, This Is War, Ann Disaster, I Gotta Move, Sawdust Man, Hurtin' You, Time Will Save the Day, BK Baby, Wantin' Her Again, Debbie Don't Worry Doll, Different but the Same, I Need You Back, Hospital Bed, Mean to Me, Things I Like to Do, In Other Words, Until I Die, Ballad of Wendy Baker, You Can Count on Me, Lizzy, Lollipop, Gypsy Rose, Wake Up Whispering
Albums Sha Sha, Go Fly a Kite, On My Way, Changing Horses, Ben Kweller, Freak Out, It's Ben Kweller, EP Phone Home, Sundress, How Ya Lookin' Southbound? Come In..., Live and Solo at the Artists Den
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Acoustic, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Rock or Hard Rock, Independent Music Award for Best Design - Album Packaging, Independent Music Award for Best Music Producer - Album or EP
Movies 7 Chinese Brothers


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1 His first band was an alternative rock band called Radish.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Sixty 2014 performer: "Falling" / writer: "Falling"
Rudderless 2014 performer: "Real Friends", "Stay With You", "Wheels On The Bus", "Beautiful Mess" / writer: "Don't You Worry"
Summer League 2013 performer: "Full Circle" / writer: "Full Circle"
The Way Way Back 2013 performer: "Out The Door" / writer: "Out The Door"
Conan 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Change-Up 2011 performer: "Sundress" / writer: "Sundress"
The Day I Saw Your Heart 2011 performer: "How Should It Be Sha Sha" written by nm1572825 & nm2599362
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 2011 performer: "THIS IS WAR" / writer: "THIS IS WAR"
The Visions of Dylan Bradley 2011 Short performer: "Fight" / writer: "Fight"
Up in the Air 2009/I performer: "Hurtin' You" 2008 / writer: "Hurtin' You" 2008
No Boundaries 2009 performer: "Thirteen" / writer: "Thirteen"
College 2008 performer: "Penny on a Train Track", "I Gotta Move" / writer: "Penny on a Train Track", "I Gotta Move"
Greek TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Choke 2008 performer: "The Rules" / writer: "The Rules"
Hole in the Paper Sky 2008 Short "Living Life"
Daddy Day Camp 2007 performer: "This is War" / writer: "This is War"
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stubbs the Zombie in 'Rebel Without a Pulse' 2005 Video Game performer: "Lollipop" / producer: "Lollipop"
Rescue Me 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad News Bears 2005 performer: "This is War" / writer: "This is War"
Wedding Crashers 2005 performer: "I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today" 2003 / writer: "I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today" 2003
120 Minutes TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
A Guy Thing 2003 performer: "Family Tree", "How It Should Be Sha Sha" / writer: "Family Tree", "How It Should Be Sha Sha"
Mr. Deeds 2002 performer: "Falling" / writer: "Falling"
Meet the Deedles 1998 writer: "Failing and Leaving" - as Benjamin Kweller
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Better with You 2010-2011 TV Series theme by - 22 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slashed filming
7 Chinese Brothers 2015 Michigan quarter customer
Rudderless 2014 Willie
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997 TV Series Musical Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Dancing About Architecture 2009 TV Series Himself -Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2006 TV Series Himself
Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig 2006 Documentary Himself
AV Squad 2004 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Himself

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