The Ben Phelps Project is a six piece band from Hampton Roads Virginia. The band plays a style of music all their own merging jazz, blues, and rock into an original sound. The BPP has worked regionally since 2004, released two albums, and has played shows with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Colbie Callait, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Chicago, Cowboy Mouth, Michelle Branch, Cracker, Carbon Leaf, Pat Mcgee, Taylor Hicks, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, The Romantics, Good Old War, and more.
Along with regular local radio and TV appearances, The Ben Phelps Project has been a regular on the club circuit. Most notably, headlining twice in 2008 and 2012 with crowds in excess of 500 at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA; a club Rolling Stone named as one of the top 5 clubs to play in the country.
The band has played for spring breakers in Panama City, Florida to Bucknell University students in Pennsylvania and everywhere in between. Ben Phelps is newly signed to Tinderbox Music, a promotional company out of Minnesota, which currently has his solo album, New Ghost Town, on college radios across the county and is licensing the music for TV & Film. Most recently, Ben Phelps music has been has been licensed to The Discovery Channel, MTV2, and VH1 for use in over ten television series.
Come on out to the 4/20 festy at STUFT. These dudes are bangin out the baddest tacos in VA!
The BPP Trio at Wharf
Come on down the hill for what is growing into quite a fine time in the old home town.
The BPP at The Vanguard. Hampton, VA. St. Patrick's Day.
The band is excited to be headed to Hampton, VA to play The Vanguard on St. Patrick's Day!
The BPP at The Outer Banks Brewing Station
The BPP returns to our favorite Outer Banks instiution for our 12th consecutive year.
Happy '18 from The BPP!
The BPP is in full album prep mode but there are a couple spots to catch the live gig. January 10 The BPP Trio is playing Wharf Hill in Smithfield, VA at 7:00. Then the band will head to to Wintergreen to play the MLK weekend at The Edge.
The BPP is in full on album prep mode. Writing, rehearsal, and studio work starting in January!
Be on the look out for the new BPP album in '18.
The BPP at O'conner Brewing Co. this Friday night with Court Street Company. The BPP is proud to be playing the Local Cheers Concert series!
Free and open to all ages. Show time 7:00-10:00.
The BPP at Cary St. Cafe in RVA Friday night!
$5 cover. Show 10 pm.
Tonight!! The BPP at Tapped Crafthouse in Virginia Beach. 9-1.
This week: Wednesday Cogans, Friday Tradition Brewery, Saturday Tapped Crafthouse!!!!
Get it in with The BPP this week!!!
The BPP at Keagan's. Virginia Beach. Town Center tonight!!
The BPP is excited to headed back to Keagan's playing full band. Come on out!!
"Tonight, tonight, hot damn tonight!" The BPP is playing Wharf Hill at home! Show time 7:00.
The BPP returns to home to play Wharf Hill Brewing Co. at 7:00. You wont see The BPP anywhere else in Smithfield. Come on out.
Hometown show this Wednesday at Wharf Hill at 7:00
Bring it out in droves peeps.
The BPP at Chichos in Virginia Beach tonight!
The BPP is rolling out to play Chichos, the Strawbridge location, tonight. Roll out and get down with The BPP.
Catch The BPP live. Four chances to get it this weekend. Friday acoustic show 5-9 at Calypso. Saturday double header at The Morning of Hope at Mt. Trashmore and Oceans & Ale at 9:00. Sunday The BPP will playing The Hermitage Museum from 12-3.
Busy time a swinging foe The BPP!
The BPP returns to The Virginia Beach Rock N Roll Marathon tomorrow!! 9th street stage at 9:00am. Followed up by an end of the summer bash at Schooners in Newport News at 12:00.
The BPP is excited to be headed back to the marathon and to play the new Schooners location!
The BPP heads back to The Hampton Roads Show this Friday! Catch the show at 12 noon WAVY TV 10.
Always great to be on TV with The BPP!
The BPP headlines Neptune's Craft Brew Festival in Virginia Beach. 31st street stage at 3:30.
The BPP will be gettin it in today on the 31st street stage. Nate Sacks at 1!
The BPP returns to 89.5 WHRV tonight at 7:00 to play Out of the Box with Paul Shugrue.
The BPP on TV
The BPP returnes to The Hampton Roads Show on September 1st! Tune in and turn up that squawk box. WAVY TV 10 at 12:00 PM.
Live Ben Phelps on Hunter at Sunrise at WHRV studios
Thanks to Hunter Hughes and Denise and the good people at WHRV for having Ben in this morning playing a couple songs from his new solo release Goodbye Summer. The first 3 minutes of the interview are up on youtube and up here in videos.
NEW DATES IN WILLIAMSBURG, SMITHFIELD, AND VIRGINIA BEACH ADDED
Newly added BPP dates..... September 3rd The BPP will be returning to play The Virginia Beach Rock -n- Roll Marathon. If you are a runner or walker sign up and we'll see you at Stage 9. September 9th The BPP will be playing Oceans & Ale in Williamsburg. The band loves playing this venue. John and the team at Oceans always do a great job. October 18th The BPP plays the hometown at Wharf Hill Brewery. Make plans early. It tends to get a bit packed playing at home. Cheers to all. As always thanks for following along with The BPP!
New Virginia Beach dates added
Just booked - The 44th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival. 31st Street Stage September 30th 5:30-7:00 and the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Craft Beer Festival also on the 31st Street Stage August 26th. The BPP takes the stage at 3:30. As always, thanks for following along with The BPP!
Tobacco Company Dates to be rescheduled
Due to a structural fire at The Tobacco Co. The BPP is currently rescheduling dates. If you were planning on making the July 29th or August 11th shows, we will post when we have confirmed replacement dates. Thanks as always for following along with The BPP!
The BPP back in RVA!!!!!!
The BPP is returning to its most loved RVA haunt! July 29th at the Tobacco Co. Playing new music from the upcomming BPP album and BP's new solo record.
Goodbye Summer, Ben's second solo release, hitting the BPP Musical Universe!
Swing by https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/benphelps2 to preview all 13 songs!
Purchase Ben's new solo release Goodbye Summer at benphelpsmusic.com
Hitting iTunes in the next couple weeks. Snag it here first!
Be sure to stay up to date with all of the BPP happenings! Continue to check the SHOWS page and now you can stay in the know with BPP's NEW PHOTOS and VIDS... This will give you a look at the band, shows, and venues as The BPP continues its onslought od the musical universe!
BPP on TV!
Take a break from your busy day and check out Ben Phelps and Mike Adams of the BPP perform LIVE on WAVY TV-10:
The Ben Phelps Project is in the process of making their first studio album in 10 years! The band is excited to bring you some NEW music! Check back for information on the new album and shows! In the meantime head over to their SOUNDCLOUD for some previews!
The BPP is super stoked to be headed to Ben's home town of Franklin, VA to support the arts at the Southampton County Fairgrounds with oustanding artists and brew. NO BS Brass and O'Conner is good by us! Come on out. Pick up tickets early.