Benny Turner is a Director of Beat This CIC. Benny and Lee founded Beat This in 2009 as a not-for-profit partnership. They decided to set it up because of the fact that there was little or no extra curricular music provision in Peterborough and they couldn’t understand why. They set out delivering workshops to youth centres and community groups using their own equipment and some pocket money. They set up Beat This as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C) in March 2010.
Benny embarked on a musical path from an early age, at 6 years old he was learning musical instruments and studying music at school and University. In his roaring twenties he set up a recording studio and independent record label, Drip-Dry Productions. Benny had a hand in setting up the Glass Onion Community Music and Arts Centre in Peterborough and managed the recording studio and band rehearsal rooms there for 3 years.
Benny is a freelance Music practitioner with over 4 years experience of working with young people and particularly people with learning disabilities and other disabilities. Benny is also a music producer, DJ, sound engineer and freelance graphic designer.
• Helps run the Peterborough Lavalamp nightclub, which is Peterborough’s only nightclub event for adults with disabilities.
• Helped the Unity Youth project – winner of best community youth initiative 2008
• 6 years training as a music producer and acquiring NCFE certification in Sound Engineering.
• Grade 8 Piano and Grade 6 Clarinet
• Benny is a trained Arts Award Adviser
Benny manages the Chime Creation Centre, and is the resident recording engineer in the studio, so for enquiries and bookings for Chime please call him on 07513 360050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benny is the founder of Drip-Dry Productions, an independent record label based in Peterborough.
Listen to some of his music here