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Ben Travers, Higher Diploma Guitar student circa 1999 is enjoying the life of a real session player, as the guitarist on Sade’s latest chart topping album, ‘The Ultimate Collection’. Ben plays on the 3 previously unreleased tracks, including the hit ‘Love is found’.

Ben has also performed with Guitarist such as; Eric Burdon (The Animals), Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake), Hank Marvin (The Shadows) and Stochelo Rosenberg (Sinti-Gypsy jazz guitarist).

As well as being a professional session musician, and part time tutor Ben has also had great success with his current band, Gypsyfire (pictured above), who are headlining the ‘Oxford Jazz Festival’, ‘IGGF’ and the ‘Bakewell Acoustic Music Festival’ this year.