Ben Godfrey was born in Northampton in 1975 and hails from North Buckinghamshire. He started to play the cornet with the Bradwell Silver Band at the age of ten and played with local brass bands and music services in the area and the National Youth Brass Band. Ben moved on and experienced successful spells with the GUS Band and Yorkshire Building Society band.
He served in the Coldstream Guards Band for four years before going on to the Royal Academy of Music in 2002, where he studied trumpet with Paul Archibald and Howard Snell. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004, ben has completed six years in Royal Airforce Central Band and worked as a freelance trumpet player with different orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia.