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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Ben-coo-len

Recommended if you like: The Revivalists, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Story behind your band/artist name: The band's lead singer, Paul, grew up in Singapore. He bought his first guitar in a spot there called Bencoolen.

Band Members: Paul Gregg -- Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter, Teddy Scott -- Lead Guitar, Songwriter, Jack Bentsen -- EWI, Sax, Will Lockery -- Drums, Ben Suarez -- Bass

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Foggy Bottom is the home of our rehearsal space.. but we live around that area across Arlington, DC, Maryland

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: We have recorded our last couple songs with Don Zientara out in Arlington. He is a local legend who has worked with Foo Fighters, OAR, and Fugazi
Teddy Roosevelt's Nationals Mascot attended one of our shows in costume
Our first sell out show was upstairs at the Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bencoolen has performed with Atlas Road Crew, Marcus King, The Cold War Kids, Big Something, and the Mowgli's at university events, the 9:30 Club in DC, and the Southern in Charlottesville. The band has played across the East Coast including at music festivals like The Big What and Firefly Music Festival.

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Main Genre: Rock

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