A Greensboro, NC native, Ben Wise is the son of two music-teaching parents and began playing piano and singing at the age of 6. By 12 years, he'd switched focus to bass and guitar and started honing his songwriting chops. He spent years fronting punk/DIY bands in NC's indie-drenched music scene, releasing various albums and touring to gain exposure elsewhere. A move to NYC in 1999 to front rock/emo band This Moment On also landed him engineering and production gigs in studios all over Manhattan and eventually Los Angeles. His first album as a solo artist, the autobiographical Beside The Dial, was released in January '08. He's currently promoting/supporting it, composing themes for short films and television and doing recording/production work with various artists.