About Ben

Ben Kyle, the songwriter and voice behind Romantica, grew up in the foothills of Gilnahirk, on the east side of Belfast, in the north of Ireland, in a family of 7 children born to a doctor turned preacher and an Irish international field hockey player. 

At a ripe 13 years of age, he emigrated to the United States and the snowy plains of Minnesota, where he pursued studies in painting, sculpture, poetry and existential philosophy. 

Over a colorful 15 year career he's recorded 8 albums, won 10 major songwriting awards, sung with legends Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams, and overcome a 4 year battle with Lyme disease. He currently lives joyfully and simply with his wife Kim and their five children in Robbinsdale, MN.