Ben Jackson-Cook

Clients include: Rag'n'Bone Man, Tom Grennan, George Cosby, Lilla Vargen, Mitch Sanders

Ben Jackson-Cook is an Ivor nominated (2022) songwriter and producer. In 2021 he shot to global fame as co-producer and co-writer of the sophomore number 1 Rag’n’Bone Man album “Life By Misadventure”. Ben is a hugely talented pianist and is currently the musical director for Rag’n’Bone Man.

Ben discovered his passion for music at a young age, playing piano and guitar from his teens. Knowing a future in production and song writing was his calling, he talked himself into a position of teaboy at the legendary Olympic Studios in Barnes. Working with some of the biggest names in music production (Spike, Youth, Dave Bascombe), he started honing his skills in sessions with artists of the calibre of The Coral and Richard Ashcroft. Knowing he needed to learn as much as possible, Ben enrolled at the University of Bath studying for a degree in commercial music.

On graduation, Ben spent a few years building up a reputation as band member and then musical director, MDing for Foxes, Ella Eyre and Kelvin Jones. However it was when he was introduced to Rory Graham AKA Rag’n’Bone Man in 2015 that his life took a fantastic turn. Again hired as MD to pull the live show together for what would become the globally successful ‘Human’, campaign, over 2017 and 2018 they played some of the most prestigious festivals in the world including Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, North Sea Jazz, Osheaga and Bonaroo.

Whilst on the road, the pair naturally starting writing together. Their first collaboration ‘George Has Got A Friend’ was released for Record Store Day in 2018 and available only on vinyl. Realising they had a special musical connection, Ben and Rory continued writing songs and headed to Nashville to collaborate with Jamie Lidell and a host of incredible writers and musicians – Natalie Hemby, Wendy Melvoin and Daru Jones. The result was ‘Life By Misadventure’ and so strong were the writing demos that when legendary producer Mike Elizondo was bought in to guide the production process, Ben production ideas were kept and a coproduction credit was agreed.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2021 and Ben has recently concluded a highly competitive global publishing agreement with Sony. While still very much a part of the Rag’n’Bone story, he is currently focused on cowriting and is currently working with some of the most promising emerging UK talent such as Tom Grennan, Lucy Rose, George Cosby, Lilla Vargen and Mitch Sanders.



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