Ben Mahony
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Ben Mahony

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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"Our Favourite Artists"

Ben Mahony writes songs that send you spiraling into a John Hughes film. Campy and fun on the surface, meaningful when you get to the meat of it.
- Quinton Viskup, Norwegian Blue Records


"Open Stage Favs"

"I always makes my day when ben Mahony performs at the Whitewater Wednesday night jam"
- Peggy Hannifan, Host, Whitewater Wednesday, Whitehorse Yukon


"What's Up Yukon Weekly Columnist"

Ben Mahony combines an audience-capturing stage presence with hooky lyrics and great alt-pop melodies.


- Barry "Jack" Jenkins


"From DCMF 2003"

"Alterna-rawk with a northern edge... One of the most popular acts in the Yukon these days...Ben and the Beans are creating line-ups outside clubs and dances all over the Yukon..." - The Dawson City Music Festival


"Music Fest Celebrates 25 Years in Style"

Ben Mahony and his band played "hard hitting rock that just made your feet itch if you didn't dance... By the end of their set they had the people in the tent up and singing along." - The Klondike Sun


Discography

"Action Reaction EP," Ben Mahony and the Big-Eyed Beans From Venus
"Dualism, Cynicism and Litigation," Ben Mahony
"Scotch Soaked Oranges," Ben Mahony
"Yukon Love Ghosts," Ben Mahony (next month)

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Ben Mahony plays energetic modern rock with passionate intensity then waxes softly on a 12-string acoustic guitar depending on the audience in question and the feel of the venue. His recordings feature catchy post punk pop tunes and lyrics tinged with sadness, political awareness and the absurd. Mahony was recently featured on CKRW AM in Whitehorse as the Yukon artist of the day. He has played frequently in the Yukon recently playing solo acoustic shows featuring new original material which will be released soon. The electrified band, "The Ben Mahony Conspiracy," is a high energy band that plays intense power pop. Dancers at folk festivals and listeners at original rock venues have been impressed by this band whose recordings are being played on commercial radio and CBC in the Yukon homeland. The recent tour enjoyed the support of both Air North and Yukon Brewery.

RECENT SHOWS

O’Byrnes, Edmonton, Alberta
Moonstroke Festival, Whitehorse, Yukon
The Railway Club, Vancouver, BC
The Empress Ale House, Edmonton, Alberta
The Westminster, Dawson City, Yukon
The Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario

Ben Mahony is taking on Western Canada again. In support of the upcoming release of the new CD, “Yukon Love Ghosts, “ Mahony will be touring Edmonton to Winnipeg.

The new record features a mix of acoustic balladering and indie retro rocking. There is also a dance song that sounds like New Order. Mahony had the gall to handle guitars bass and vocals himself this time around and with the expert aid of engineer/producer Chris Issak the results are a great leap forward.

Past shows in the Yukon have been the Yukon toppermmost including Dawson City Music Festival and Shipyards Park in Whitehorse and the eccentric: Beaver Creek Baseball Tournament and the Watson Lake New Years Eve Celebration. More recently solo acoustic shows have become the central focus again.

The brit pop sounds of songs like “Ten Years Tomorrow” and “Decease” originally included on the “Action/Reaction” EP which received airplay on CBC, CKUA and local Yukon commercial radio have been re-worked into acoustic ballads. The mingling of acoustic and electric sounds on "Yukon Love Ghosts” was showcased at “Yukonfest” on September 25th at the Railway Club where Kyle Cashen from crashthecar.ca played bass. (Video to come soon at benmahony.com.)

The more aggressive sound of songs like “The Remainder” which was featured on a television production by A channel’s Ride Guide Productions is echoed on some of the new material which Mahony will play with a trio at CD release events in the Yukon in June before embarking on the solo tour which will bookend at The Standard in Winnipeg in August.

For more information, audio and bookings contact Mahony.ben@gmail.com or goto

benmahony.com
Myspace.com/benmahony