He's been an integral part of another local singer/songwriter's rise but now Ben Porteous is making his own noise on the local music scene.

Going under the name of Porteous, the Colchester musician, who is now based in London, is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his work as a performing musician, playing in a number of projects, as a drummer and keys player, more recently taking to stages at festivals such as South by South West and last year's Latitude with Sam Eagle.

With jazz, Indie and pop influences ranging from artists such as Radiohead and Foals, there has been a buzz ahead of his debut release, with an interview with Tom Robinson airing on BBC 6 Music earlier in the year and a preview of the single Vibe With You on BBC Introducing Essex where the track was made Producers Pick.

Described as a mix of jazzy keys with Ben's distinctive soulful vocals and pop songwriting, Vibe With You came out last, with a music video to follow releasing this Saturday.

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