Bec and Ben

Bec and Ben

 Freshwater, New South Wales, AUS
BandRockIndie

Bec and Ben make modern day Rock n' Roll with old school values. Great songwriting, rhythms you can't resist and a knockout live show.

Biography

Bec and Ben know how to make an impact. Bec bashes a stand up drum kit like a woman possessed, completely captivating the room while Ben holds everything together with razor-sharp, driving riffs.. Their unpredictable high-energy performances and raw, edgy songwriting have established the duo as a head-turning live act not to be missed. "There’s a sweet little spot in rock heaven for duos that make big harsh gritty rock, and Bec and Ben emanate it from every snare crack and guitar strike. Do yourself a favour and jump on this bandwagon before it really starts rolling." (Rys Mcrae, The AU Review)


Bec and Ben write dark, distinctly-Australian rock, exposing universal emotions with their brutally honest songs of love, lust and loneliness. The single 'This is why I love you' from their debut EP was premiered on Triple J "A little bit bluesy, a little bit Dead Weather, a little bit Band Of Skulls and a lot of rocking fun", Dom Alessio (Triple J). The band has toured relentlessly, supporting the likes of Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays and Sticky Fingers. From rough bars and underground warehouses, to a stand-out showcase at BIGSOUND, Bec and Ben own the stage, turning on debaucherous and unpredictable performances wherever they go.


'White wall' (the single produced by Aria Award winner Matt Lovell) hinted at a new direction for the band. After 4 years of relentless touring and prolific songwriting, Bec and Ben have expanded the lineup to a full 5 piece band, fleshing out their charismatic stage presence with an even more powerful and arresting sound. Their debut album (produced by John Castle -Megan Washington, Vance Joy, The Bamboos) is to be released later this year and "if you haven’t already had the chance to catch Bec and Ben live, you’d best keep an eye out for the next show they’re playing near you. Their music is raw with its honesty and refined by its creativity; something no rock fan would want to miss." (Emily Booth - The AU Review)


Discography

Debut EP 'Butterknives to Razrblades' independently released on the 28th September 2012. Single release track 'This Is Why I Love You', released August 2012 (also featured on the EP) http://soundcloud.com/becandben/sets/butterknives-to-razorblades-ep/s-W2aa7

'This Is Why I Love You' was featured on My Sydney Riot's Australian compilation in aid of Free Pussy Riot and was performed live for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'This Is Why I Love You' has been rated 3/5 by Dave Ruby Howe of Triple J "this is heaps of fun and it stomps and kicks out in distorted goodness for four minutes". During Song Summit Australia,

'This Is Why I Love You' was chosen by Pat Patterson of Berklee College US as winner of the Song Summit Songwriting Competition which entitled the duo to a scholarship at Berklee College.

Set List

Collide
Pervert
My ego
One
Grotesque woman
Wild wild horse
Baby did a bad bad thing (Chris Issak cover)
Shook the hands of the devil
Butterknives to razorblades
Allison Mosshart
No.1 Hit
This Is Why I Love You
Bad Taste