Ben Hardt and The Symphony
Recently named WYEP FM’s Pittsburgh Artist Of The Year and selected for the NACA West Regional Conference in 2008, Ben Hardt and The Symphony (a rock band that travels with him and a string quartet he hires from the colleges he plays) have been taking colleges on both coasts by storm.
Sounding like the The Arcade Fire meets Kings Of Leon, Ben Hardt’s soaring vocals, sensuous violins, gritty guitars and propulsive beats compete for the upper hand in telling the story of two lovers in war-torn WWII London. Ben Hardt and The Symphony also have a love of throwing 80’s hits into their sets, with the real strings replacing the synthesizer parts.
Ben and the band are currently in the studio with a string section recording three highly anticipated forthcoming albums to be released starting fall of 2010 through spring of 2011.