A TEENAGE musician will be helping those less fortunate by donating the proceeds of a single to a homeless charity.

Ben whose musician name is The New Consistent , is donating the proceeds of his new single '3 years' to Maggs Day Centre in Worcester.

Ben, 19 from Brickfields, Worcester said: " I just wanted to give something back to the city (even if it’s small) and obviously homelessness is a big issue in most cities. A lot of people look down on others in that position, or who are vulnerable in any way and so I want to try and do something to help."

Ben who has recently finished a course at Worcester sixth form college is currently working in a restaurant but hopes to make a career in music. Ben said: "I couldn’t see myself in any other job."

"Since I was 14 I've been a massive indie kid so I think subconsciously I’m influenced by a lot of indie bands, Arctic Monkeys being an example, I find Alex turners earlier lyricism quite influential. But right now my main influences are The Streets, Loyle Carner, Murkage Dave and The Twang, so quite a mix in terms of genres.

Ben told the Worcester News: "In terms of inspiration it’s just my daily life. I like to write about actual events that have happened or a certain feeling that’s lingering over me. People I involve myself with tend to find themselves in my songs too, because I’m just writing about what’s around me, if you’re doing anything other than that, then you’re probably not very original."

Ben is hoping to start playing gigs next year starting in January.

Ben has so far released two singles, a self titled debut ‘The New Consistent’ and the new release titled ‘3 Years.’ Both songs were produced by Austin Williams from the band Swim Deep, who also grew up in Worcester.

To find out more about The New Consistent follow him on Twitter @tnewconsistent or Instagram @thenewconsistent, and message him if you would like to buy a homemade CD for £3.50 which includes postage. All other proceeds will go the Maggs Day Centre.