Inspiration Series With...Ben Westbeech

Ben Westbeech
has enjoyed a stellar career to date. When you start off as a performer and the likes of Jools Holland and Gilles Peterson are lauding you on their shows and labels then you know you are set for big things… and they were right to do so!

A trained cellist and singer Ben worked with a multitude of famous acts and artists before turning his hand to house music under the pseudonym Breach and enjoyed even more success with 2 top 10 tracks in the highly competitive UK charts including his killer track ‘Jack’.

Playing with house music icon and Defected Records boss Simon Dunmore at the W Bali on Sunday 28th we managed to contact Ben who kindly took time from his busy schedule to give us a selection of music that takes him back to a place by the sea and with his solid resume in the industry we were busting to hear what he chose… enjoy!
Batteaux - Living's Worth Loving
This album made by two Hawaiin brothers is the epitome of a beachy folk classic. And this tune takes me back to a wonderful place everytime I hear it. Living is indeed worth loving

John Martyn - Don't Want To Know (Alternative Take)

Scottish born and crazy to boot, John Martyn is a huge inspiration to me as a guitarist and a singer. And his voice seems to sit somewhere between space and time. This alternative version is my favourite of this song. 

Men I Trust - Tailwhip
A relatively new band from Canada, but one whom I have fallen in love with recently. Tailwhip is a perfect blend of happy and edgy and is perfect to sip a negroni to while watching the waves go by. 

Loving - Forgot Again
Another Canadian band here and the whole album is great for the beach with its over easy psychedelic folk songs. I am obsessed with this record at the moment and I particularly like this one 

Mackey Feary Band - A Million Star
Another Hawaiin classic here with the Mackey Feary band. As far as beachy yacht rock goes, this in my opinion is the pinnacle. Put on your boating shoes, pour a pina colada and lose yourself in the blissful sounds of his voice. 

Thanks, Ben! Now we know what to listen to when we're sailing on the coast of Bali.