Ben Pagano is a pianist/keyboardist, singer/songwriter, and actor based in New York City. He studied method acting at Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute starting in 2006, and since has performed in numerous Off Broadway plays. He recently was seen as ‘The Monster’ in the critically acclaimed immersive play, ‘Houseworld’.
It was around 2010 when he started playing his own original music out in the Lower East Side’s Antifolk scene at the Sidewalk Cafe. Since then he has been writing songs, and gigging non-stop. He released his first album titled “Robot Jazz’ in 2014. Ben Pagano and his band, “The Space Machine” have just released their second album “Forms” named for it’s conceptual focus on the spectrum of human emotion and forms of being. The album is extensive in its genre coverage and displays an impressive blend of jazz, pop, funk, folk, soul and psychedelic rock whilst maintaining a cohesiveness that defines Ben Pagano & The Space Machine.
In late 2017 Pagano released a new single ‘Members Only’, which Impose Magazine deemed ‘this generation’s lost gem’. It’s the first single from their third album currently in the works.
Vocals, Piano, and Keyboards- Ben Pagano
Bass – Michael Benham
Guitar – Tom McCaffrey
Drums – Ethan Meyer
Recordings produced by Oliver Ignatius at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen in Brooklyn New York. Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering. Additional Tracks Produced and Mastered by Brian Speaker at SpeakerSonic Studios in Queens.