Maton Guitars

Benjamin Haycock is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and rapper from the UK. He blends melodic, percussive and fingerstyle guitar with honest, personal and accomplished lyricism that is up there with the best. He laces this with incredibly tight rap flows and raw, emotive and powerful singing vocals. This is all interwoven to create a truly unique sound with strong character that derives from his personal experiences growing up in Birmingham and later Devon, UK.

Benjamin Haycock: GEAR

Benjamin Haycock plays the following Maton instruments

Starting out, Benjamin was the songwriting front man to a successful eclectic band that performed at the likes of the 02 Academy, which included instrumentation from the likes of 'Little Comet's' drummer Nathan Green. In 2018, he released his debut solo acoustic EP called 'Time's Transgressions'. Off the back of this, he was invited to take part in 'Fender Undiscovered Artist' and later played at Ad Week Europe. Throughout this time, his music videos were watched by hundreds of thousands of people on large Facebook platforms such as 'Music Crown' and 'YFM'. In 2021, Benjamin appeared on 'The Voice UK' and astounded the coaches by doing an emotional rendition of his original song 'Restlessness' that he wrote as a letter to his late Father. Suffice to say, all four of the coaches turned around for Benjamin and gave him incredible feedback that entailed calling him the ‘real deal’. He subsequently released ‘Restlessness’ as a single and got to second in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. He followed up this success by releasing his second EP ‘Enigma’s Quay’ which got to third in the same iTunes chart, with his debut EP making the top 10 within the same time period. Benjamin plays a Maton SRS808C and says ‘It is all I need to perform. The sheer handcrafted quality of the guitar is enough to make you want to sit and play it all day. The built-in mic and preamp make it invaluable on stage, especially for an artist like myself who needs the percussive guitar elements to be soundly and reliably amplified’.