Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers started their road trip back in 2005 and the band is still up and rolling. Along the way they have performed in bars, honky tonks and music festivals. They have become a very appreciated live act with their positive, high energetic combination of old and contemporary country music.  

During their career the band has won the Swedish Country Music Championship in the genre Pop/Rock Country. Ben Carbine & the 18 wheelers have also contributed with a song on the compilation On the road – Country music drivin’ songs Vol1, where they show up among legends like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.  

During 2020 the band released three singles. First out was the 50-year-old song Joey Moroney, written by Gerry Madigan & the Cotton Mill Boys 1969. Next up was the previously unreleased song, While Time Flies Away, which the band wrote exclusively for the Swedish Country Music competition in 2009. Their hit single,Wide Open Highway, released on the 28th of December 2020, is written about and dedicated to a truck driver from Skellefteå starring in the TV series Svenska Truckers. The song will also appear in Svenska Truckersduring the spring 2021. And talking about the future, we do have to mention they are currently busy writing new material and that a new song Rollercoaster will be released later this spring.  

 

Ben Carbine & The 18 Wheelers: 

 

Members: 

Jonas Bodin, vocals, 2005- 

Johan Ögren, guitar, 2005- 

Urban Berggren, fiddle, 2005- 

Ida Bodin, vocals 2005-  

Stefan Grenholm, guitar, 2006- 

Fredrik Marklund, piano, 2009- 

Fredrik Dernebo, bass 2012- 

Michael Bergvall, steelguitar, 2018- 

Andreas Persson, drums 2020- 

 

Past members: 

Benjamin Åkerlund, guitar/vocals 2005  

André Ahlard, bass, 2005-2011 

Stefan Gellin, drums, 2005 and 2019 

Jonas Ershammar, drums 2005-2018 

Peter Ivansson, steelguitar, 2007-2008 

Mattias Nyberg, piano, 2005  

Micke Gustafsson, piano, 2006-2008 

Hans Ericsson, guitar, 2016

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Releases
Six pack shy
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BT 07 / MP3 / 2010
Someone You’d Leave
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BT 10 / MP3 / 2011
Love on Trial
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BTCD 12 / MP3 / 2013
That’s What Our Country’s All About
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

BTCD 13 / CD / 2014
Dixie Heart
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 386 / MP3 / 2017
Joey Moroney
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 401 / MP3 / 2020
While Time Flies Away
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 403 / CD / 2020
Wide Open Highway
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 407 / MP3 / 2020
Rollercoaster
Ben Carbine & the 18 Wheelers

WeCD 416 / MP3 / 2021