As a founding member of Connecticut-based rock quintet Goose, Ben Atkind has remained steadfast in the pursuit of his dream to be a professional musician. Years of relentless touring, practice, and dedication have resulted in a meteoric rise to national acclaim, as the band continues to soldier ahead, backed by an exponentially growing grassroots following.
Bens playing can be described as an effortless amalgamation of jazzs complexities, funks feel, and a versatility ranging from hip/hop to fusion. His passion for performance is fueled by a ceaseless commitment to learning.
Born in Boston, the Needham High School graduate studied privately with Dave Dicenso, among many other renowned teachers, while attending Berklee College of Music to study Drum Performance. His motivation to play comes from a burning desire to satiate his ever-present need for potatoes - affectionately earning him the name œSpuds among his fan base. Feel free to reach out for recipes.