Ben Bruant and Will Cashel are ‘duo’ – playing songs you know in ways you probably don’t. They met and formed the band in 2011 while studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Ben was born in Le Havre in France and studied classical guitar at the renowned National Conservatory in Paris before moving to London. Will, born in Bath, England, won a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music at 14 before gaining a place at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Together the band has recorded four albums and performed its flamenco fusion of pop and classical tracks around the world – to audiences including British and European royalty and at events such as the Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Good Food Festival, G-Live and Smoked & Uncut. Its music is regularly featured on Scala Radio and Absolute Radio, and duo is the house band on the My Wardrobe Malfunction podcast.
Screened, duo’s latest album which features their exhilarating arrangements of popular movie hits, is out now.