BEN ELY BAND
A TALE OF THE CYCLOPS… THE STORY COMES TO LIGHT!
This is a tale of a life lived within your mind, a tale where the multiple creatures that exist within the subconscious come alive.
BRISBANE… while the world clamps down let’s do it again in the eye of the cyclops. Well with a tale or so at least. And some lovely comrades in sound!
THUR 4 NOV
THE BEARDED LADY West End
BEN ELY BAND
Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.com.au
And prior to that a trek up the range…
FRI 8 OCT BAR WUNDER Toowoomba
Tickets from https://barwunder.com.au
Commit yourself! Ben Ely’s latest album ‘The Golden Path’
Out now on Valve thru MGM – on recycled and gold and across the wide world of digital
Ben Ely’s third full length solo album burns light through gloom in taking flight to ‘The Golden Path’
“During 2020 not only did I, like the majority of musicians, lose a large percentage of my gigs but the tool shed in my garden was destroyed by white ants. The little buggers had a feast on the timber hiding behind the 20 feet high bamboo plant. I have a friend Millsey who is the set builder at La Boite theatre. He had lost all his work also and offered to help me build a structure, a little music studio in my garden to replace my destroyed one. He and his friend Jamie built me a magical little space. I then proceeded to write and record in there everyday as there wasn’t much else on… eventually offering up a new solo album. I went a bit crazy layering heaps of instruments intending never to play it live as well there were no gigs were happening. It was originally intended to be a dark solo venture, though working with dark subject matter was getting me down. I decided to cheer myself up with a brighter outlook… and walk the golden path instead. Fast forward to 2021. I was offered a show with a full band. So I got my friend Millsy who built my studio, who happens to be also be a really great drummer to play drums. And here we are with the final result. The Golden Path.”
Ben Ely has been one of the double prong creative lifeforce of Brisbane’s Regurgitator over the past 25 years plus along with spiraling through a myriad of projects (Pangaea, Ouch My Face, Decoder Ring, Brokenhead, The Stalkers, Jump to Light Speed, Radio 5, Super High…) including his current other musical fixture It’s Magnetic. Over the past years, also spending time writing and recording material for contemporary dance and theatre shows, has been chanelling the energy into solo performances, ever morphing live band lineups, and two previous solo albums – ‘Strange Tales Of Drugs & Lost Love’ and the debut ‘Goodbye Machine’. And it ever continues…
READ Good Call Live’s recent interview with Ben Ely HERE
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