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Ben Ash

Ben Ash

In 2013, Ben got his big break as the live guitarist for the UK Grindcore/Death Metal legends Carcass, on the back of his homemade YouTube tutorials and tribute videos to support the US top 40 ‘Comeback’ release ‘Surgical Steel’ (Nuclear Blast). After 5 years of extensive international touring with Slayer, Testament and Deafheaven, Ben took time out to focus on getting back into an educational teaching role at WaterBear. In 2019, Ben played live session guitar for Norwegian Grammy award winning black metal band Satyricon, playing main support for Slayer on their ‘Farewell’ tour and playing the 25th anniversary ‘Rebel Extravaganza’ LP show at Tons of Rock (Norway) that year.

WaterBear Alumni

Some of our former students

Sacha Skarbek

James Blunt, Adele
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Demelza Mather

The Wytches
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Mark Richardson

Skunk Anansie / Feeder
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Liam Kearley

Black Peaks
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Melanie Howard

The Wedding Present
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Matt White

The Temperance Movement
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Duncan Howlett

Portfolio Musician
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Rob Town

Stampede Press
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Samuel Organ

The Physics House Band
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Jon Constantine

Rockfield Studios
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Amba Tremain

Boy George
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Tim Trotter

Feeder
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Dave Colquhoun

Rick Wakeman / Ozzy Osbourne
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Stuart Bruce

Band Aid / Stevie Wonder
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