Ben Kenobi Biography & History
Biography & History
With a career spanning 10 years as a leader of the punk rock band BENZENE, Ben Kenobi has lost none of the energy to pursue his own musical amusement as a composer and a singer-songwriter. Since Ben set up his own studio and label, Singuya Label Records in 2006, utilizing the producing capability enabled Ben to keep going back to record and release songs at will. Thus was born the Women of Crenshaw - the first full-length solo album containing brand new 12 songs.
2002 - Benzene was born in South Korea. After numerous shows at local venues in Korea, Benzene released the first full-length album, OLD SHOES as a double disk (34 songs) -which was recorded in his home basement without anyone's help and put out some EPs and singles over years. Ben's old bandmates admitted that they rather pursue some dough. But at least they were sorry.
2008 - Ben Kenobi decided to move to California, just- to surf. But then, by chance he had met some cool friends whilst waiting for a wave. The new Benzene was born, Neil Wayne and Jeff Houser were parts of it, Neil could barely get to the beach though. Benzene released 2 EPs in 2010-12 and has been preparing to record their new full-length album. Wait for the Sun!
2014 - While Benzene has been going on for several years, Ben kept dreaming pizzas with no pepperonis on them that need to be eaten every meal. Ben Kenobi finally wanted to end his pain and put all the recordings that were founded in his archive together releasing in one full-length album, Women of Crenshaw. 2015 will see Ben Kenobi play his solo pieces. Let's go, golden boys.