A Greensboro, NC native, Ben Wise is the son of two music-teaching parents and began playing piano and singing at the age of 6. By age 12, he'd switched focus to bass and guitar and started honing his songwriting chops. He spent years fronting punk/DIY bands in NC's indie-drenched music scene, releasing various albums and touring to gain exposure elsewhere. A move to NYC in 1999 landed him engineering and production gigs in studios all over Manhattan and eventually Los Angeles. He has composed music for countless advertising campaigns, short films and webisodes while releasing albums as a solo artist and touring North America with various bands.