Musician, author, journalist and musician
Ben Westwood grew up in the Midlands and East Sussex, and has a BA in music and MA in journalism.
He spent several years as a journalist at the Telegraph in London before moving to South America to write travel books and teach English.
Ben’s world was turned upside down when his wife Carolina died of cancer in 2013.
As a widowed single father he has written extensively on family and health issues, and made an appearance on ITV This Morning recently. Recently Ben turned his focus to songwriting and his debut album is released in 2017, chronicling his journey through grief.
Ben’s music has been played on BBC Radio and he has performed at venues and on radio shows throughout South-East England.
Outside music, Ben lectures in journalism and media at University of Brighton.