Ben Babylon to Release New Single 'Burning Man'
Ben Babylon has spent his first 15 years surrounded by members of the Elton John Band. The influence is obvious on his new single "Burning Man," which is scheduled to be released on Friday, October 4.
Babylon started studying piano at the age of 4, under the direction of his late father, Guy Babylon, who was Elton's Grammy-winning keyboard player and arranger until his untimely passing in 2009. Since then, Ben has remained close to the EJ Band, and lately has been working on an album with their help, which he plans to release in 2014. "Burning Man" is one of the tracks, with a catchy melody and enigmatic lyrics: "Burning man on a ledge, don't you know that you're the last thing we have / Come inside, burn alive / You can work on this new project that we have."
Babylon, who plays piano and provides lead vocals, is joined on "Burning Man" by members of the Ben Babylon Band: Alex Aranout (bass), Jagger Krusen (drums) and Brian Schwartz (guitar), along with percussionist John Mahon of the Elton John Band and background vocals by Aaron Burch. Further adding to the professional touches is the fact that the single was mixed by multi-Grammy-winning record producer Paul Brown, who happens to be Babylon's uncle.
The Ben Babylon Band will debut "Burning Man" on television for the first time on Friday, October 4, from the prestigious Gibson Las Vegas Showroom at KVVU FOX5 Television. The performance will air locally on the entertainment program "More Access" at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on FOX5, with hosts Rachel Smith and Sean McAllister, and will later be available online. The Showroom opened last year as Gibson's first professional showroom that also serves as a performance and broadcasting studio.
Babylon will be in Las Vegas this weekend for a performance at Elton Expo 2013, an Elton John fan festival involving members of the Elton John Band and other special guests at the Tuscany Suites Hotel. Information about Elton Expo 2013 is available at www.EastEndLightsMagazine.com. One-day passes are available at a discount.