Ben Lurie


Ben Lurie
Born (1968-06-13) 13 June 1968 (age 53)
London, England
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1989–2004
LabelsCreation, Blanco y Negro, Sub Pop
Associated actsThe Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat

Ben Lurie (born 13 June 1968) is a British musician, best known as a member of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from 1989 to 1998.


Ben Lurie was born in London and moved to Australia when he was four. In high school he formed the band Sons of Sorrow with bassist Warwick Yuen and drummer Paul Zezula. Their album Nobody Should Dream was released in 1988 on Rampant Releases. He returned to London at the age of 20, where he joined The Jesus and Mary Chain as a session musician for the Automatic tour. After the tour, he became a regular session member and featured on the band's last two albums Stoned & Dethroned and Munki.[1] After the band split up in 1998, Ben together with Jim Reid formed the band Freeheat. Lurie also produced records by other bands such as The Parkinsons and Tompaulin.

Lurie moved back to Australia in 2004, where he currently works as a graphic designer.[2][3]


  1. ^ "April Skies - The Jesus and Mary Chain". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. ^ "Ben Lurie : Interview". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  3. ^ "Interviews:: Ben Lurie – The Jesus And Mary Chain, Freeheat, and Sister Vanilla | Parasites & Sycophants". 2007-04-23. Retrieved 2014-08-22.

External links

  • Lurie's 1991 Jesus and Mary Chain 'Automatic' Tour Guitar Rig.