Off the back of the new album release GOODBYE MACHINE and the current run of dates with good friend DAN KELLY launch his new album “Leisure Panic” BEN ELY is setting off on a run of intimate launch shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Ben has been playing in bands for the past 25 plus years. From Pangaea, Brokenhead, to the much loved Regurgitator… along with his varied solo initiated projects. Now for the first time ever he has ventured into a genuine wood-grained SOLO album – Goodbye Machine.
Over the last 2 years Ben collected many lyrical ideas in a strange kind of therapy that reflects his discomfort with the current Government, state of the environment, and our place as human beings in this world. Gathering up these sketches he retreated to a studio to the West of Brisbane City called Wild Mountain Sound. Over a time frame of 3 days with the assistance of Jamie Trevaskis, Ben tracked 11 songs straight to 2 inch tape without the use of a computer. No mobile phone could gain reception and a complete focus of attention was achieved. Cut off from the world, Goodbye Machine came to life. We hope you enjoy listening…
Latest track Beyond Gone has a video due very soon… https://benely.bandcamp.com/track/beyond-gone
BEN ELY Goodbye Machine ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS
THUR 5 NOV Sydney, DJANGO BAR – album launch show. Plus Alyx Dennison. Tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/31364/ben_ely_regurgitator__alex_dennison_kyu_%40_django_bar.aspx
SUN 8 NOV Brisbane, Ashgrove JUNK BAR – album launch show, Plus Adam Toole (Mexico City) & Bobby Weatherall. Tickets: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=57105
SAT 14 NOV Melbourne, Clifton Hill SOME VELVET MORNING – album launch show. Plus Steve Bourke (Step-Panther). See venue for details – https://www.facebook.com/somevelvetmorning123
SAT 19 DEC Perth Four5Nine BAR – album launch show. Plus plenty of guest action to be announced by venue…
And currently as special guest of… Dan Kelly with the Dream Band ‘Leisure Panic!’ National Tour
SAT 31 OCT Melbourne, Collingwood GASOMETER (with Dan Kelly and Jess Ribeiro.)
Plus for a bit of the island life… SUN 1 NOV – Stradbroke Island ISLAND VIBE festival – Coconut Lounge. Tickets & info from www.islandvibe.com.au
GOODBYE MACHINE out on vinyl, CD and digital via Valve/MGM.