Open Mic Recap: Ended Up in the ER

Thankfully the smoke has started to clear from all the Canadian fires. This week has been like living in the Denny’s smoking section. I couldn’t even see the city yesterday while driving over the Walt Whitman Bridge. I figured I’d be waiting by myself for a long time for Grape Street to open so I ...

Open Mic: Grape Street Tonight

I’ll be heading out to Manayunk tonight for the Grape Street Open Mic. I haven’t been there in a while, but it should be a good time. The sign up starts when they open at 7:30PM and from recent experience I’ve found that if you aren’t there before 8:00PM you’ll be falling asleep by the ...

Flea Market Find

Yesterday I visited the world famous Berlin Flea Market with my siblings to find a few odd items for my brother’s new apartment. Along the way I picked up a crummy electric guitar for $45 from a guy named Milton. It’s missing a pickup, has holes all over it, and “Grunge Sucks” is scratched into ...

Added Chicken Head Flyer

I added the famous chicken head flyer from my June 21, 2002 Grape Street show to the images page Most people seemed to enjoy the humor of putting a fried chicken head over my face despite the corny jokes I made about it (“I’m not very photogenic,” etc.). I hope I’ll be able to track ...

Open Mic Recap

The night started out pretty dead, but picked up later on. Unfortunately, my set was during the dead period. Despite sweaty palms and near heat exahaustion, I ripped out decent versions of Why Now Satan?, All My Dreams are in Cartoon, and the Genius of it All. “Chasin” Jason was great as always and Roz ...

Open Mic: The Living Room

I’ll probably check out the new Monday night open mics over at the Living Room in Collingswood, NJ (corner of Haddon and Collings Ave). I’m not sure if it’s just me, but their coffee seems a lot better than it used to be. This site seems almost ready to go live now.

Contact

To contact me for booking use the following contact info. I should get back to you as soon as possible. I’m available for bars, coffee houses, outdoor events, opening slots, playing between sets, etc. Email: ben@bengarvey.com

Bio

I’m a 27 year old singer-songwriter playing original Acoustic Rock. During extended sets I also cover Beck, Nirvana, Gomez, Johnny Cash, Todd Snyder, John Prine, The Pixies, The Monkees, and The Beatles Contact Info: Email: ben@bengarvey.com I was born on October 26, 1978 in northern Illinois, but my family moved to the South Jersey area ...

Grape Street Show

Thanks to everyone who came out for the show on Friday. I had a great time and hopefully I’ll be back there again sometime soon. The next morning I felt pretty rough, but that can’t always be avoided. Water and Ibuprofen can only do so much.

Friday Night at the Grape Street Pub

Just a reminder to everyone that I will be playing tomorrow night at the Grape Street Pub in Manayunk, PA. The show starts upstairs at 8:00PM and should finish up about 9:45PM. Afterwards, DJ SAT ONE will be spinning records upstairs and some great bands (Kush Mappari, Haywood Trout, and JR and Sharon) will be ...