Variety is the spice of life, and that is certainly true of Ben Harris' younger days. Born, February 6, 1983, to parents with civil engineering degrees from Purdue and Notre Dame, Ben combined the community values learned growing up in the small farm town of Ladoga, Indiana, with a bigger and faster City lifestyle finishing high school in Phoenix, Arizona. Creating a successful career in music and entertainment is foremost on Ben's mind, and he has aggressively written and performed music and entered contests to gain exposure since 1998.
As a child growing up in Ladoga (population under 1000) with his mother Cheryl, Harris would visit his father Kenny every summer in the big city of Phoenix, AZ. It was there he quickly gained a strong fascination with watching music videos, specifically on BET, and envisioned himself one day becoming a respected recording artist. Recording his favorite videos from artists like Usher and Ginuwine, Harris would watch them on repeat until he found himself making his own home versions. Now performing regularly on real stages under the bright lights of Las Vegas, Harris is still just getting started on the path to his childhood dreams.
Ben officially started his professional career in entertainment while completing his degree in Broadcasting at Arizona State University. He not only hosted his own radio and television shows on campus, but also networked between classes finding ways to perform his music when and wherever he could (under the alias Ol’ Green Eyes). Eventually he would be heard around town earning an undefeated rap battle title on Phoenix’s #1 radio station and opening up for major artist like Lil’ Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Snoop Dogg.
Immediately after graduation, Ben helped create Envy, one of the most successful cover bands in Arizona history. As the house band at the world famous Barcelona Nightclub in North Scottsdale, Envy performed for thousands of Arizona partygoers every week. Harris quickly became known as the energy or “sizzle” to the group and used his passion of performing to engage crowds of all demographics. That energy was the key factor on landing the band a deal to play in Vegas regularly.
Ben quickly used this move to his advantage landing a spot in one of the hottest shows on the Las Vegas strip. Ben now amazes over 1200 screaming fans every night as a key performer in The Terry Fator Show at The Mirage.
Still unsigned, Ben Harris works hard to earn rotation in clubs and on radio taking his solo show, backed by his live band, all over the Vegas strip as well as on the road performing at various nightclubs and other large venues around the country.
For Ben Harris the journey has always been the reward, and recently launched a website, benharristv.com, where fans can take that journey with him. Harris gives his all on and off the stage. He is fiercely motivated to take his talents to the next level. The sky is the limit for this driven dreamer.