25/01/2019 - The Quarterdeck, Narooma
$30 + BF
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
THIS SHOW, AND MANY OTHERS SCHEDULED FOR THE QUARTERDECK, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A NOISE COMPLAINT.
ONCE AGAIN, THE VOCAL MINORITY WIN AND STOP A REASONABLE VENTURE : IN THE LAST 5 YEARS THIS HAS HAPPENED AT SEVERAL VENUES WE ENJOY- THE MAITLAND PUB, BOMBIE BAR, ETC. (Not because of us, we’re not that loud, but it isn’t the loudness actually, it is just complaining no matter what usually!)
Since their formation in summer 2016/17, Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have hit the shore running. The group’s original tunes have matured quickly after being exposed to audiences at a snowballing number of live shows and high profile festivals slots. The group selected a handful of these songs to form band’s first EP titled Coming Up for Water.
The Coming Up for Water EP and the bands wider music draws upon front man Ben Fowler’s recent extended stint living in the remote reaches of the Solomon Islands. Benji and the SSS fuse these pacific flavours with the jazz, reggae, world folk and African roots of its members past musical projects to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies. Add to this the beautifully poignant lyrics that Ben has become known for and you can’t help but expect something special from this new line-up.
The artists in Benji and the Saltwater Sound System have had the honour of playing at acclaimed festivals including; Woodford, the National Folk Festival, Summer Sounds, the Dreaming Festival, Granite Town, Peak Festival, Palm Creek, Corinbank, Sydney Blues Festival, and Illawarra Folk Festival just to name a few.
DOORS OPEN 6.30pm
AS TO AFFORD THE GREAT ARTISTS WE INVITE TO QUARTERDECK TABLE SHARING IS A POSSIBILITY.
THOUGH SAYING THAT, MANY GREAT FRIENDSHIPS HAVE BEEN MADE THIS WAY!