Benjamin Ivan Jelen (born 8 July, 1979; Scotland, UK) is a singer/songwriter. He plays the piano, violin, and guitar. He has lived in Scotland, England, Texas, New Jersey, and New York.
He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in biology. After that, he moved to New York City to work as a producer and sound-engineer at a local recording studio. Ben was discovered by Joseph Janus of Fearless Management, who originally wanted to sign Ben as a model. Instead, Ben handed him a demo, and shortly thereafter, he was signed to a label and released his debut album "Give It All Away".