Wise, Ben : Beside the Dial
A North Carolina native, Wise is the son of two music-teaching parents and began playing piano and singing at the age of 6. He spent years fronting various punk/DIY bands in NC's indie - drenched music scene and then touring to gain exposure elsewhere before relocating to NYC and eventually LA. After switching focus to studio and production work briefly, he returned to songwriting and spent over a year writing and recording his 10-song solo debut, the auto-biographical Beside The Dial. Finally, the years of songwriting meshed perfectly with his approach to production, yielding his finest album work to date.