Artist info

Genre

Rock


Tags

Indie folk Rock


Sounds like

Holy Holy, Boy & Bear, Husky, Angus & Julia Stone, City & Colour, Grizzly Bear


band members

Ben Whiting - Vocals/Guitars Billy Donaldson - Bass Victor Salamanca - Drums Alex Burkoy - Violin/Cello/Guitars


Influences

The Past, The Present, The Future


Website

www.benwhitingmusic.com

Gig

Ben Whiting

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

21 Jun

The Gasometer “S...

Melbourne, 3066

484 smith st, Collingwood, VIC

7:00pm

Bio

Selected to represent the Melbourne music scene at French festival "Les Escales" sharing the line up with fellow Melbournians Alex Lahey, Remi, Ecca Vandal, RVG, CC Disco and Fantastic Man, Ben Whiting presents his new single "Birdcage"before heading to Europe.

The Byron Bay native’s authentic and occasionally nostalgic musings on life and love have created a fresh take on contemporary indie folk, with a distinctive crowd-pleasing rock edge honed on the streets of Melbourne. This edge is always underscored by his magnetic vocals, singular guitar stylings and songs that simultaneously include optimism, beauty and darkness.

Early in his career, Ben’s previous band played festivals including Splendour In The Grass and supported artists such as Katy Perry, Grinspoon and The Angels.

He followed this period with a pivot to a folk aesthetic, and has now integrated his rock experience back into his songwriting and performances. The continual thread running throughout Whiting’s various artistic expressions is his ‘virtually flawless’ voice (Faster Louder); it cannot help but remain the standout feature.

Review

Music Heals

13 Jun 2018

50

Awesome stuff, great music by a great artist! The band rocks. You should get that Ryan Oliver guy in the band, I'm pretty sure he's your biggest fan?

Awesome stuff, great music by a great artist! The band rocks. You should get that Ryan Oliver guy in the band, I'm pretty sure he's your biggest fan?

Review

50

Such a killer track. As like all your other music the guitar line and flow of the lyrics are super catchy and easy to fall in love with. Can't wait for more.

Such a killer track. As like all your other music the guitar line and flow of the lyrics are super catchy and easy to fall in love with. Can't wait for more.