iPhonic, Cleveland’s hot new pop group, formed when it’s members entered the studio to record several hip-hop songs played as a live band. Shortly after, they began to perform all over the Midwest, receiving positive feedback for both the music and the stage show, which is packed with enthusiasm and energy from the band and crowd.
In their short period as a band, they have played with artists such as Mike Posner, Kid Cudi, B.o.B., Shwayze, Chip tha Ripper, and Big Sean.
iPhonic’s debut album, titled Sorry For Partying, (released November 2010), showcases the extent of iPhonic’s musical possibilities, with songs ranging from feel good, sing along pop tunes to aggressive club bangers that are sure to have you partying on the dance floor.
Be sure to check out iPhonic’s music and experience what is sure to be a great show and one hell of a party.
How do you describe your music to people, Ben?
I describe our music as a mix of rap, pop, reggae, rock and soul with a bit of party mixed in...
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I started playing drums at the age of three, both my older brothers played music so I figured I might as well too....
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
My favorite thing to do in the whole world is write a song, there's something about the way it releases stress that nothing else does for me....nothing!
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
The biggest challenge at this point so far is finding enough revenue sources to keep things moving, luckily so far so good!
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid I was dressing up like David Lee Roth at age 5, I think I knew exactly what path I wanted to take, nothing else mattered to me.
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
I don't think my community has impacted me much, most of my development came from my brothers and immediate family, I grew up in a big music family...it was common to be at family reunions and see jams with 15-20 people plus playing instruments or singing...
What other artists out there do you love?
I love a lot of classic rock and old jazz, some of my favs are The Police, Rush, Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Pantera, Biggie Smalls, etc....
What does your future hold?
The future holds inevitability....lets hope it's easy on all of us, but the one thing I'm certain of is death and taxes!