Artist Spotlight: Ben Sharkey
A weekly feature showcasing local artists
Name: Ben Sharkey
Sound: He's an old-school soul with a sharp, contemporary edge. Sharkey is influenced by Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
Multi-talented: Besides singing and songwriting, Sharkey is also an accomplished fine artist. His paintings have been exhibited at galleries across Metro Detroit.
Next: Sharkey will celebrate the release of his new album "Mercury Rising" with a concert Thursday at the Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show features special guest musician Sean Blackman. Visit bensharkey.com for more information.