Ben Rice is a Brooklyn-based producer, engineer, mixer, musician and songwriter. With over a decade of recording experience, Rice has worked with a range of established bands and artists including The Mooney Suzuki, Reno Bo (bassist Albert Hammond Jr. solo artist), Lenny Kaye (guitarist Patti Smith), Josh Lattanzi (bassist The Lemonheads), Will Scott (drummer Wolfmother), as well as emerging new acts like The Wicked Tomorrow (named The Deli Magazine Artist of the Month April 2011) and Reckless Sons (recently signed to Island Def Jam).
Rice polished his craft working with producers such as Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones), Ed Rak (Billy Joel, Madonna, Steely Dan), Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Priestess, The Trews), and Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Jesse Malin). From 2006 through 2012 Rice independently ran Newkirk Studios in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Rice currently owns and operates Degraw Sound, a recording studio on the Gowanus – Park Slope border that he designed and built with renowned studio designer Dave Ellis (Loho, The Lodge, Engine Room Audio).
In addition to his production work, Rice is a touring musician and frontman for the band Blackbells. He has also been the musical director for numerous clients projects, playing guitar and bass. As a performer Rice has shared the stage with acts including Alberta Cross, Arctic Monkeys, Band of Skulls, The Bravery, Crash Kings, The Greenhornes and Marcy Playground.