Soulful. Southern. Gentleman.

Born and raised on the banks of the Singing River in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, his cousin Buddy played upright for Hank, at the Opry and waited in vain for him at what would have been his final concert. Buddy played bass ’til his fingers bled recording one of George Jones’ greatest singles…and in his long career…he wrote and produced hundreds of hits, worked closely with the likes of Joe Tex and Paul McCartney—and ultimately became a self-made Nashville kingpin. Ben’s Mother shares a birthday with Ella Fitzgerald and Albert King, but it’s his soulful voice that says it all. Ben Killen is unequivocally one of a kind.

He is currently a member of two bands:

Proud Pair of Thieves
The Grand Prospect

With Philanthropy & Entrepreneurship being central to his personal ethos, Ben also recently launched Illuminated Eyewear, his own brand of socially-conscious sunglasses.


latest products

you and me


With Soul…

Born on the banks of the Singing River, in the same Renaissance City the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy called home. “The River that Sings” is the literal meaning of the name given to the mighty Tennessee by the Euchee Indians native to the Tennessee Valley: Nunnuhsae

With Love

Also the birthplace of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis, Howlin’ Wolf, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash it’s a stone’s-throw from the nexus of so many of the world’s greatest recordings, the stomping-grounds of the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound and the infamous ‘Swampers’

And Heart,

Who laid-down their inimitable  grooves in two local studios frequented by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman, Wilson Pickett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, Rod Stewart, Canned Heat, Bob Seger, Paul Simon and so many more.

I Only Want

His cousin Buddy was a self-made Nashville kingpin who played the upright with Hank Sr. at the Opry, and tracked bass ’til his fingers bled on George Jones’ first No. 1: “White Lightning.” He worked with countless mega-stars across a multitude of genres…

To Tell You

Including Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton,  Roger Miller, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Dottie West, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins and Kenny Chesney, as well as producing basically every Joe Tex single.

who I am.

The lore of his life began at birth, just days after the tragic loss of John Lennon, whereupon a very strange occurrence transpired in the forrest Rendlesham, nearer to Liverpool than Florence. Could this other-worldly encounter offer insight to the enigma that is Ben Killen?



art direction

My vision is my livelihood. I see the world with a fresh perspective. Below are a select few examples of my work.




Lake, Nature, Photography


Nature, Sea, Water


the team

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Frank Furious

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Lennox Luthor

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Carl Cox

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Mike Mirrax

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With Our Soul

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With Our Love

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And Your Heart

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