Award winning songwriter Ben Evolent lives up to his namesake. The Northern Territory folk/reggae/blues artist fills his songs with a healthy dose of raw emotion, relatable truths, loveable melodies and lively hooks. And this generous style makes him one of the Northern Territory’s most loved songwriters and live performers.
His spirited songs about exploration, kinship, loss and acceptance warm the heart and inspire adventure. They’ve also won accolades with a prestigious NT Song of the Year Award in 2016 and several tracks being recognised in the finals in 2015.
Ben Evolent’s music flows. It’s always moving. Songs build to elevated choruses. Melodies stir and sway. Rhythmically it evokes a sense of adventure, like being on the open road.
As a live performer Ben Evolent is down to earth, energetic and engaging. And he’s a compelling force when he’s back up by his band. His charming style has seen him support touring acts such as Boo Seeka, Benny Walker, Caravan Sun and All My Ex’s Live in Texas and secure spots at Darwin Festival and in TourismNT campaigns.
Since 2012, Ben Evolent has been writing, recording and releasing relatable songs that reflect on travels and truths. He released the ‘Ben Evolent’ EP in 2012 including singles ‘Moving Along’ a rolling track filled with contemplation and optimism, ‘Long Sentiment’ a poppy/folk number with a minimalist layering and pretty duet and ‘Ego’ a song that skips and sways off the EP and into your heart.
In 2016 he won the NT Song of the Year with ‘Next Time’ a country/folk anthem for the life lovers and adventure seekers. This track is being re-recorded and released in 2017 with a Territory-inspired music video. And his song “Saltwater Seadog” released in 2016 highlights a rockier sound for Ben Evolent. A familiar modern blues sound for Royal Blood fans and the track has had a fair few spins on triple J Unearthed.