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Welcome to Episode 19! This is a conversation with Ben Ellingworth. Aria Award winning drummer for Illy, drummer for Warflags and a fantastic session player. He’s worked with acts ranging from Pop Will Eat Itself to Peking duck and Clairy Brown, and is the ex drummer for both MM9 and Switchkicker. I first met Ben when he was working at Billy Hydes Drumcraft in Surry Hills, and I can distinctly remember seeing him play for the first time at the Annandale with Switchkicker. I walked away speechless after that gig. Ben had such an amazing sound and presence, and was one of the first guys I saw using a hybrid setup to it’s full potential. So damn good! It’s been such a pleasure to watch Ben go from strength to strength, including winning an Aria award for his work with Illy! We cover a lot in this conversation: Moving to Melbourne, what it means to “network”, growing up on the Central Coast, his tattoo and the philosophy behind that. (p=p-i). Plus we even talk a little bit about drums. It was such a blast to get to chat with Ben, please enjoy! Ben Ellingworth Illy (Aria Award Winner), Warflags, Pop Will Eat Itself, ex MM9 + Switchkicker. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benj_elling/ Ben proudly endorses: Yamaha Drums & Electronics Paiste Cymbals Remo Drumheads Los Cabos Drumsticks Ben’s #Drumlife video on Dan Kirby’s DK drums youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVI_QZg-6jQ&t=44s The book mentioned with the "P = P - I" formula is The Inner Game of Music. Any questions, feedback or comments just get in touch! Facebook - www.facebook.com/thedeconstructeddrummer/ Instagram - www.instagram.com/thedeconstructeddrummer/

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