Ben Hope was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. When he was in third grade, he saw Garth Brooks live in concert, and left that auditorium a changed 8 year old. As an early teen, he became involved with the local theatre, learning the intricacies of theatrical devices and the art of story-telling.
This had a strong influence on the songwriters he was listening to, and the songs he was writing. After teaching himself guitar around the age of 13, he immediately began writing songs and perfecting his narrative style. He was also fast becoming a very accomplished local actor, winning awards state-wide in Alabama, and regionally in the southeast.
Since graduation, he’s been making a living as a professional actor and touring musician. This lifestyle, combined with his early influences in music and performance, has shaped his music, both in story and sound. Strong vocal performances and good, solid storytelling make his music accessible and unforgettable.