Ben Wright Smith
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Ben Wright-Smith is a musician who knows how to execute a gig. With charm and warmth, Wright-Smith invites you to take a journey with him through tales of Spanish gypsies, moonlight bandits, thieving gangs, outlaws, sultry affairs and forbidden women. His songs, which have an upbeat folky appeal, are bathed in sensuality and soul. Flirtatious lyrics are matched with a Spanish flair, enabling an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, rock and roll and folk. When you are watching a set, it is almost as though you are listening to one long mythical tale, as he gives such life to the characters in his songs. Lyrics and melodies compliment each other harmoniously, producing vastly vivid imagery for his audience. While he sings with confidence and expression, you are swept away to far off lands, making the music all the more enjoyable.

Being fluent in Spanish has certainly had an influence on Wright-Smith’s music, as he incorporates the language into some of his songs. Creative writing abilities come naturally to him, as does his ability to play the guitar and harmonica simultaneously (I can hardly fathom such coordination!) He has a great pace and presence on stage and with a smile and a flick of the head he is ready to rock and roll.

Wright-Smith’s duelling acoustic guitar and harmonica is backed by his band, which include Toby Bender on the drums, Daniel Spiers on the double bass and Jesse Williams on piano, organ, piano accordion and guitar, thus, the band is transformed into Ben Wright-Smith’s Nowhere Quartet.

With an open heart and a groovy individuality, Ben Wright-Smith is a musician ready to give you all he’s got. You would be crazy to miss him. Get down to one of his gigs right away! - Beaute De La Muse (Music Blog)


"These lads can play...shaggy haired smith has a raspy character in his voice that echoes Bob Dylan at his best.." - Warwick Gooman


"It’s a rare treat to see such a talented young song writer" - Hannah Joyner


Discography

Benny 'The Kid' & Other Moonlight Ballads EP (November 2010)
Independence Day Blues LP (November 2011)
Been Thinkin' About You & 15th Century Chinese Pigtail Blues Double A Side Single (September 2011)

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Ben Wright Smith (born November 12, 1988) is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. Ben’s music combines styles such as folk, blues, jazz & Rock and Roll; his lyrics are often allegorical & surreal.

While performing live he is often joined by a band consisting of Toby Bender (Drums and Percussion), Daniel Spiers (Upright Bass), Esther Holt (Piano Vocals) and Multi-instrumentalist Jesse Wil...liams (Piano, Organ, Guitar & Piano Accordion).

"These lads can play...shaggy haired smith has a raspy character in his voice that echoes Bob Dylan at his best.." - Warwick Goodman; Beat Magazine

"It’s a rare treat to see such a talented young song writer" - Hannah Joyner; Tonedeaf

" ...take a journey with him through tales of Spanish gypsies, moonlight bandits, thieving gangs, outlaws, sultry affairs and forbidden women. His songs, which have an upbeat folky appeal, are bathed in sensuality and soul. Flirtatious lyrics are matched with a Spanish flair, enabling an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, rock and roll and folk..." - Beaute De La Muse (Blog)