Benjamin Ashby is an award-winning composer and artist from London. He was born in Wimbledon, but grew up on an estate in South East London as the son of a Christian missionary, and has since been heavily influenced by urban London culture and spirituality. He studied at the Royal College of Music with composers such as Kenneth Hesketh, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Simon Holt and was awarded the Douglas and Hilda Simmons Foundation and HR Taylor Trust Scholarships to study his Bachelors and Masters.