Ben Cote Vocals, Lead Guitar
Ben started playing guitar in 2008 after discovering his father's Van Halen CDs. Within a couple years, Ben was forming and performing in bands around Massachusetts.
After attending Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, Ben moved back home to Massachusetts to study at Berklee College of Music.
After graduating summa cum laude of his class in 2018, Ben Cote was asked to come back to work full time for the Guitar Department at Berklee.
Ben garnered public attention and gained musical notoriety by amassing a strong following on Instagram and TikTok - @thebencote
Ben was the 2016 and 2017 recipient of Berklee College of Music's Achievement Award, and the 2018 recipient of Berklee College of Music's Professional Music Achievement Award!
Ben has opened for many of his heroes, including Bret Michaels of Poison, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Lita Ford, Warrant, Great White, Night Ranger, and has performed onstage with Slaughter!
Ben Cote is proudly endorsed by Kramer Guitars/Gibson Guitars, Jim Dunlop, Orange Amplifiers, DiMarzio Inc., Ernie Ball, Iconic Guitars, All Pedal Effects, and Fairfield Guitar Co.
Fairfield Guitar Co. released the Ben Cote Limited Edition Signature Guitar Strap in 2023, which was featured in the January 2024 issue of Guitar World Magazine!
Dave Mansfield Bass, Vocals
Dave has been a gigging musician in the New England area since 2012. His influences include Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Motorhead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams Jr.
Dave has been in multiple bands with Ben Cote since they met in high school. He appeared on tracks from "Get Your Licks In" and "Use it or Lose It" before joining the band full time in 2023.
Adam Corlito Drums
Adam has been playing drums since he was 3 years old. In May 2024, Adam will graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music. While proficient in all styles and genres of music, Adam specializes in rock, progressive metal and funk fusion. Adam is also proficient in keyboards and can sing back up vocals.
He joined The Ben Cote Band in the summer of 2022 and recorded tracks on the band's 2023 album, Use It or Lose It. Adam's hard hitting, yet elegant style of play behind the drum kit seamlessly forms the back beat to Ben's electrifying guitar riffs.
Rob Moore Guitar
Rob Moore is a hard rock/metal/shred guitarist based out of Boston, MA, and has been playing guitar for over 16 years.
Rob was born and raised in south Texas in a small town with nothing to do and turned to guitar to pass his time. In his early years, he was influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Judas Priest, with his initial appreciation for those bands still very present, he discovered Yngwie J. Malmsteen and has ever since been interested in neoclassical metal/shred guitar.
Rob auditioned for Berklee College of Music and began his studies there in 2019, graduating in 2022 with a degree in Guitar Performance. He has since recorded a neoclassical metal album and joined several bands such as The Hirsh Gardner Project, The Ben Cote Band. Rob started his own band Evil Beauty, who is currently working on an EP.
Rob also teaches guitar, transcribes music, and offers studio work. Rob currently works at Berklee College of Music as department coordinator of Music Therapy and is an instructor at Page Music Lessons in Boston, MA.
Rob currently endorses DC Custom Guitars for modifications and Dean Markley strings.