the story

BEN KOLARCIK has always had a knack for making a good impression. Born into a large family, he learned at a young age how to articulate himself and be heard. As early as middle school, he began singing in front of thousands of people. After graduating high school, Ben began pursuing his career as a solo artist.

The first independent album, self-titled "Ben Kolarcik" was released in 2001 drawing attention from industry executives for his progressive pop/rock style, and shortly after, was given the opportunity to perform both in the US and abroad. Shortly after his performance at the Parachute Festival in New Zealand, Ben received a call from a major label in Nashville asking for a meeting.  It was here that Ben was introduced to Justin Unger. The two artists collaborated, and in a matter of months, wrote and recorded "Across the Sky". In July of 2003, their eponymous debut album was released under Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Records label.

This critically acclaimed duo performed internationally, received a GMA Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, and toured for the next three (3) years alongside acts like Mark Schultz, MercyMe, and Michael W. Smith. Their visibility continued to rise from song placement on the television show "One Tree Hill" and having the song "Masquerade" featured on the platinum selling "WOW Hits" compilation.

After completing this season of touring and travels, the next destination became the west coast.  The journey from Nashville to Los Angeles began his role serving in full time ministry leading modern worship through music in California and Washington D.C. to his current position just outside Phoenix, Arizona.

Songwriting and recording never cease, however. BEN KOLARCIK completed work on an independent pop/rock album with producer, Adam Smith entitled "Room to Breathe" which released to widespread acclaim.  Additionally, the worship songs of BEN KOLARCIK have been featured on the "SongSeeker" CD at the Saddleback Worship Conference, the "Top 20 Indie Worship" album released by IndieHeaven/Indelible Creative Group, CCV MUSIC albums and several independent and nationally signed artists.

Perhaps as the EP "Prelude" suggests, this storyline is but a precursor of things to come. As many a fan and critic alike have discovered, the spirit-filled music of BEN KOLARCIK is an experience you do not want to miss.