Ben Russell & The Charmers
The Golden Sun
Be True To Yourself
Sitting In The Jungle
Ben Russell And The Charmers are a 5-piece reggae band from South East London, with appearances at some of the biggest festivals in the UK (Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, One Love, Edinburgh Fringe), sharing stages with internationally acclaimed artists such as, ‘Katchafire’, 'Groundation', ‘Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru)’, ‘By The Rivers’ and joining ‘The Dualers’ for sell out shows, the band have established themselves as a stirring presence in the UK alternative music scene, as well as gaining the applause and attention of famed radio selector David Rodigan on BBC Radio 1Xtra describing them as “serious British reggae”.
Since the release of their debut album 'The Golden Sun' on their own home grown label Jungle Island Records in 2014 the band has gone from strength to strength and continue to hone their sound. The new album 'Ocean' released Aug 2018 has three tracks already played on BBC 1xtra and has seen the band create their own brand of foot stomping, heart-on-your-sleeve songwriting and shimmering production awash with delay, it is the perfect introduction to the band’s new direction and original take on the reggae genre. It is a true ode to the natural and mystical and comes from songwriter Ben Russell’s roots in the surf culture of his native Australia…