Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, The Doors, The Black Keys


band members

Ben Camden


Influences

The Beatles, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Neil Young, Cat Stevens


Website

bencamden.com

Gig

Ben Camden

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

24 May

Cambridge Hotel

Newcastle, 2302

Newcastle

7:00pm

Gig

Ben Camden

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 May

Factory Theatre

Sydney, 2204

Marrickville, Sydney

7:00pm

Bio

Ben Camden hails from the Southern Highlands of NSW and grew up surrounded by music from his parents. He picked up a guitar at 13 and scored his first professional gig straight out of high school in Italy. After working and playing his way though Europe, he came back to Australia and spent a year honing his craft in country isolation before diving head first into the Sydney open mic scene. As well as playing in multiple bands on the side, he steadily continued with his solo material, releasing the EP 'This Is Yours' mid 2016. Recorded on a ship off the east coast of Australia and released independently, 'This Is Yours' received positive reviews, resulting in significant community radio play (FBi, 4ZZZ) for the single 'Not In Vain'.

"...few do it with such thoughtfulness and lightness of touch as Ben Camden.” - TONE DEAF Magazine.

Alongside extensive touring, an appearance at The National Folk Festival and support shows (Papa Pilko & The Binrats, Steve Smyth), 2017 saw Ben work with ARIA award winning producer Govinda Doyle (Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane). Recording inside a converted water tank in the Byron Bay hinterland, the two collaborated on songs Ben had written over the last 12 months. The result is a forthcoming EP titled 'Caroline', due early 2018. The EP is a mix of powerful rhythms, sweet melodies, raw honesty, haunting hooks and his signature baritone - all a true reflection of Ben Camden’s flair and presence as a writer and performer.

In December the first single from 'Caroline' titled 'Strawberry Jam' was released, receiving positive reviews and airplay with Triple J, Double J and community radio across Australia. The song peaked at #2 on Triple J's Unearthed Chart. Ben embarked on a solo tour across NSW, ACT and QLD, as well as announcing supports with Colin Hay, Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) and The Hoodoo Gurus.

In May the second single ‘Last Night’ was released through a Triple J premiere, whipping up a frenzy of hype with music publications and anticipation for the soon to be released EP. With another extensive tour under way to promote the single across NSW, QLD and VIC, including supports with Diana Anaid, and a third single/EP release on the near horizon, 2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for Ben Camden.

“Ben Camden is the personification of grit and swagger” - AAA-Backstage

“…sonically and stylistically in between The Doors and the Chili Peppers.” - Rhythms Magazine

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

11 May 2018

Triple J
45

Deep voices rock! - There I said it.

Blues with sass, if this track doesn't have you shaking, strutting or feeling good - you need to get your head checked.

Deep voices rock! - There I said it.

Blues with sass, if this track doesn't have you shaking, strutting or feeling good - you need to get your head checked.

Review

Racked

11 May 2018

50

Loving the guitar on this one,, and the voice, oh the voice.

Loving the guitar on this one,, and the voice, oh the voice.