From Auckland, New Zealand, and now Idaho in the United States, singer/songwriter Aaron Ball has developed a unique musical blend of personal reflection, storytelling and engaging live shows that has gained credibility with audiences around the world. Aaron is set to release his 4th solo effort in December 2017, that features new songs recorded at “The Parlor Recording Studio” in New Orleans, Louisiana. Touring to support this new record begins in January 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will take him through NZ, Australia, the US and Japan.
Aaron’s last acoustic record, recorded at Ferry Hill Studio in Auckland, NZ, earned him vocalist awards for two songs: “This Road” and “New Strings.” Additionally, his songs “New Strings” and “Omaha” were both recognized at the Academia Music Awards in Los Angeles, California in April of 2017.
New Beginnings.” Aaron’s 2014 Full-Length LP showcased a variety of styles from the country/rock guitar driven “Omaha,” to the ballad tones of “Second Gear” which received substantial radio airplay in the United States when it was originally released in 2012.
Aaron performs and tours as a solo act, as a duo, and also travels with his Band, “the Aaron Ball Band” where he is the guitarist and frontman. Aaron maintains a personal connection with audiences and a performance that is suitable for audiences of all ages. Aaron’s soulful voice and passionate songwriting has been compared to artist such as Rob Thomas, Brandon Flowers and Andrew McMahon.
Originally as a Drummer, Aaron developed a love for rhythm and timing while playing Jazz in school, and in several different bands. Although he was a drummer, Aaron also wrote books full of lyrics and poems, so he bought a guitar and started teaching himself to play guitar and piano as an outlet for his creative storytelling.
One of the first bands Aaron recorded with and toured with was as the guitarist, songwriter and frontman for the Band “Somewhere in the Middle.” Aaron Toured the United Stated multiple times, Particularly the western States and promoted SITM’s first two albums, which he wrote “Stepping Stones” (2008), and then the band’s 2010 “Purple” EP, recorded at Fudge Studios in New Orleans, LA and produced by Tom Drummond.(Better than Ezra)
Since its beginning in 2011, The “Aaron Ball Band” has made a name for themselves as a high energy crowd pleaser, beginning with their performance at the 2011 Seattle Hempfest Festival, followed by a consistent touring schedule, focusing on the western US, but also returning to New Zealand, as well as tour dates in Australia and Brazil.
Since then, Aaron has shared the stage with some of todays hottest rock and country acts, such as Daughtry, Andy Grammar, The Band Perry, Rob Thomas, Train, Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Blessid Union of Souls, Great White and Smashmouth.
During down time, Aaron can usually be spotted behind his drum kit with several different bands, or doing his mean “Neil Diamond” impersonation.