Benjamin Judah Kasica (born April 15, 1984) is the lead guitarist for the Christian rock band Skillet. He joined the band in 2001 at the age of sixteen, and has recorded the albums Collide, Comatose, and Awake with them. While he didn't join the band until five years into its existence, he was only twelve when the band was first formed.
He began playing guitar at age eleven, beginning with a more classical style, but he switched to playing electric guitar about two years later. However, his classical influence can be heard in his solos.
Kasica played GMP Guitars exclusively when he first joined the band. However, he and his fellow Skillet guitarist Korey Cooper later switched to PRS Guitars, most notably the PRS Singlecut, and the Mira. For "Awake" Ben recorded with Gibson Guitars, mostly Gibson Les Paul's. Kasica is known for his many tricks while playing the guitar live on stage. These range from his solos to playing his guitar behind the back of his head.
During shows, Ben often wanders around his side of the stage, and former drummer Lori Peters had said that he would do things such as make faces at her or rock out on the drum riser. Ben has started including a guitar solo in the set list for the 'Awake and Alive' tour.
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