Benjamin Paul “Ben” Bruce is an English musician. Ben Bruce was born in Wandsworth, South London, England on 31 October 1988. At the age of six he and his family moved to Dubai. He would later move back to England in 2006 at age 17 in order to gain recognition in the music industry, which he would gain after forming Asking Alexandria. He is a solo artist and also the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of metalcore band Asking Alexandria. Bruce co-founded the band with lead vocalist Danny Worsnop.
Bruce started playing the electric guitar at the age of 12 after being inspired by blues he then started listening to pop punk groups such as Blink-182, Sum 41 and Green Day and later, metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. He insisted on learning to play electric guitar and would learn songs by ear. Bruce has stated that some of his favourite records consist of: Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All for its raw and aggressive sounds, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, and Slipknot’s debut album which influenced him into more extreme metal genres.
On 24 May 2013, Ben Bruce married Samantha Cassaro but announced their divorce on November 9, 2015. On August 13, 2016, Ben Bruce announced that he would not be joining his band for certain tour dates, as his daughter with his girlfriend was to be born soon. His daughter, Fae Holley Bruce was born on September 10, 2016.