Artist info


Indie, Pop, Roots

Sounds like

Boy and Bear, Fire Kites, Josh Pyke

band members

Ben Evolent is Joshua Tarca


Ben Howard, Beirut, Fire Kites

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David Garnham & the Reasons to Live, Elli Belle


A tenacious musician of integrity and acclaim, accomplished songwriter Ben Evolent
walks a straight forward path. The Northern Territory artst delivers tales invested in
honest experiences that validate our highs and lows. His energy and insight has led
to him becoming one of Northern Territory’s most celebrated songwriters and live
Across two EPs and a variety of singles, Ben Evolent has developed a ragged and
lively style deeply rooted in the spirit of song. Capturing hearts and imaginatons,
Ben Evolent is 3 ?me finalist in the prestgious NT Song of the Year Award awards in
2015 and winning in 2016 with his song Next Time and another nominaton in 2018.
Consistently selling out at the Darwin Railway Club. Ben Evolent has established his
versa?lity as a songwriter, delving into alt-country and foot-stomping blues whilst
also expanding his softer, elegant side. His 2017 release Next Time was received
readily holding the no.10 spot in the AMRAP charts for 2 weeks, airplay on Triple J
and having over 100 000 hits on Spotify.
His Love of the Northern Territory is captured in the music he writes and also in his
‘Territory inspired’ film clip for Next Time, as a live performer Ben Evolent is
immediate, personable and magnetic. The sensation of his connectedness
heightened when back by his band. This dynamic range of expression has seen him
support touring acts such as Cedric Burnside, Kingswood, Bubsy Marou Boo Seeka,
Benny Walker, Caravana Sun and All My Exe’s Live in Texas and has secured spots at
Darwin Festival and in Tourism NT social media campaigns.
With a wealth of experience and diversity of expression, Ben Evolent offers his latest
album Wanderous. Building upon the shimmering affirmation of 2019 single Shiver,
his debut album presents a cohesive whole, an Australiana born of the far north with
all of its vibrancy and splendour, with songs that are in tune with the people and the
land. Ben Evolent looks out on 2020 with an album endowed with compassion and
determination to see Wanderous elevate his status as a grounded and genuine
Australian statesman and storyteller.