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Ben Sharkey  Bookings: Entertainer | Visual Artist | signed to Woodward Avenue Records

The Detroit News is offering free tickets to my concert on September 13th! Send an email to for your chance to win! #mercuryrising #detroit #detroitnews @detroitnews #bensharkey #freetickets #contest

September 13th is the album release concert for MERCURY RISING and I can't wait!!! Tickets available on or direct through eventbrite. This is going to be a great night! I've been waiting to perform all of these songs with the whole band and the Woodward horns for quite some time now! #bensharkey #mercuryrising @woodwardavenuerecords @woodwardhorns #detroit #electroswing #funk #percussion #dance #livemusic

New video for "Swing Don't Cost A Thing" from my upcoming album Mercury Rising. Link in bio!! Check it out!!! #woodwardavenuerecords @woodwardavenuerecords @woodwardhorns #crooner #swing #lindyhop

Dear Charlie, even though you did your fair share of chewing when you were a pup and I caught you eating Chaplin's food more than a few times, you were always a good dog. So full of love and loyalty. You were always so excited to see me when I got home and I'm going to miss you and your unique personality every day. Even when life got hard this week and your legs gave out, you still stayed strong. You put up a good fight. It was so hard to let you go. Even though I'm morning the loss of you, I'm grateful that I had you for longer than a dogs lifespan. Rest In Peace my friend. I love you. #rip #Charlie

This Friday I'll be at 20 Front street with Chris Codish and James Simonson. We'll be performing intimate, unplugged songs from my upcoming album Mercury Rising. Doors are at 7pm show starts at 8. Hope to see you there! :,) photo cred: @boswellcreative #bensharkey #20frontstreet @20frontstreet #crooner #beastinme #mercuryrising @woodwardavenuerecords #detroit #livemusic

We had such a great time playing @willisshowbar midtown last night, the vibe at the Willis is unmatched by any other club in town, it takes me back to when I used to frequent the Bird of Paradise and work at the Firefly club in Ann Arbor when I first discovered my love for jazz. However, this club took sophistication to a whole other level. If you haven't been, it's a must see. I will be back soon and I hope you will join me! #bensharkey #woodwardavenuerecords #detroitjazz #livejazz #jazz #detroit #crooner #chetbaker #harryconnickjr #sinatra #lounge #detroitjazzfestival

So much effort, sweat, tears, laughter, writing, re-writing, frustration, anxiety, anticipation, teamwork, love, passion, sleepless nights and joy went into the making of the album Mercury Rising and I feel like today is the finish line of a very long journey. "Beast in Me" is finally available on all platforms with Mercury Rising available for pre sale. I really hope you like what you hear! I fought hard to make sure my Sharksters and Sharkettes get the best that I can give. Thank you to everyone involved in making this record! The band, my producer @breilly86 , Ryan McGuire from @the45factory , Mark Nordman from @woodwardavenuerecords , and @zakyatim for all your support! #beastinme #bensharkey #mercuryrising #detroit #sharkster #sharkettes

The Ben Sharkey Quintet performs for the first time at the newly renovated Willis Show bar in Detroit on Thursday, July 19th. First door opens at 7pm, first show at 8pm. Second doors at 9:45pm second show at 10:15pm. $15 cover. Visit to make a reservation.

"Marilyn" is officially available for print on paper or canvas in any size. Original size is 4'x7'. Dm for pricing. :,) #print #marilynmonroe #detroitartist #bensharkey #reproduction #igartist #painting

First copies of Mercury Rising have arrived for review and... it sounds GREAT! :,D There is a story behind the cover that is hidden in the songs and the sequence they are arranged in. Official release date is August 17th and "Beast in Me" drops July 13th! #Blackwidow #redlipstick #mercuryrising #bensharkey @woodwardavenuerecords

Temporary home for this #Gent time to start on the next one. :,) #mensfashion #menstyle #detroit #igartist #bespoke #tailored #dandy #invisible #bensharkey

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