The Ben Cote Band
The Ben Cote Band, from Boston, MA and formed at Berklee College of Music, is a guitar-driven breath of fresh air in 2023! Influenced by artists such as Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, and Aerosmith, Ben Cote is transfusing a new lifeblood into rock music and is creating spirited original music. Fueled by explosive guitar work and euphoric choruses, Ben's energy and enthusiasm of the instrument is helping filling the gap in the current state of music that is absent of time-honored Rock N’ Roll!
In addition to writing and touring his original music in the United States, Ben has obtained notoriety as a guitarist and musician who is helping carry on the torch of guitar legends such as EVH and Randy Rhoads through his fanbase on his Instagram, @thebencote!
The Ben Cote Band has released four guitar-fueled albums, including 2023's Use It or Lose It, 2020's What the Doctor Ordered, 2018's Get Your Licks In!, and 2016's Tight Jeans and Sunglasses.
Ben has opened for many of his heroes, such as Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Slaughter, Lita Ford, and Warrant!
After graduating summa cum laude of his class in 2018, Ben Cote was asked to come back to work full time for the Guitar Department at the world-famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA!
Ben was the 2016 and 2017 recipient of Berklee College of Music's Achievement Award, and the 2018 recipient of Berklee College of Music's Professional Music Achievement Award!
The Ben Cote Band was the 2021 winner of Limelight's Live Artist of the Year!
The band's music video, Nine Seven Six, won the Best Music Video of 2019 award by WooTube, which was following their 2018 Get Your Licks In win as Best Music Video of 2018! Ben has been featured in City To Country Magazine (Mar/Apr 2018), ION Indie Magazine (July 2017) and Metronome Magazine (June 2017).
Ben Cote is proudly endorsed by Gibson Guitars, Jim Dunlop, Orange Amplifiers, DiMarzio Inc., Ernie Ball, and Fairfield Guitar Co.