Ben Mauro released his 2nd EP entitled "From N.Y." on February 23rd, 2016. It is already receiving great reviews. He is currently performing in Las Vegas with Lionel Richie for a four week residency at Planet Hollywood Casino.
On November 3rd, 2015 singer, guitarist and songwriter Ben Mauro released his debut EP as a solo artist entitled "To L.A." He also just finished a European tour with pop/funk icon Lionel Richie that included Europe's biggest summer festivals including a stand put performance at Glastonbury that won live festival performance of the year. Ben’s extraordinary musical skills and dynamic stage presence has been the reason that he has remained a core member of Lionel Richie’s band for over fifteen years. Ben has also worked with many other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Don Felder from the Eagles, John Fogerty, Christina Aquilera, Toni Braxton and also worked on projects produced by Peter Frampton and Prince.
But with Ben it’s not just about the music, it’s also about giving back. On every trip to Syracuse he goes to his old high school (West Genesee HS) and college (Onondaga Community College where he studied classical guitar) to talk with students. Ben gives them advice on how to have longevity in the music business and gives clinics to teach them the basics of music theory. In 2014 he started the Ben Mauro Endowment for Music Education at West Genesee; over the next four years he will make a donation to the school’s music department. He wants every kid to have every advantage to be able to play if that is their passion. Ben grew up playing the clubs of Syracuse then eventually moved to NYC where he landed the gig with Lionel Richie. Ben now lives in Los Angeles, California.
And if all that isn’t enough to keep him busy, Ben is also the host of his own travel music show called “Let’s Go! with Ben Mauro.” During his downtime on tour, Ben explores the cities he’s in and takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the touring musician’s life.