The Boy’s Club

What do we do when our idols fail us? They are after all only human and always were capable of letting us down just like humans do. In 2019 is it really possible to separate the art from the artist? I recall nearly 20 years ago, in my (very regrettable) nu-metal days, attending an Incubus [...]

A Yarn With Jane Gazzo

Many moons ago my sisters and I would religiously sit down on a Saturday morning to watch Recovery on ABCTV. I could never have imagined getting the opportunity to chat with co-host Jane Gazzo all these years later on here Home Grown show on Triple M. I've done a couple of these things now, but I'm [...]

Kind Words From BZ

Respected music journalist Bernard Zuel recently reviewed NWTWIE. BZ calls things exactly how he hears/sees them so the positive feedback here has this pelican pretty chuffed. BEN LEECE – NO WONDER THE WORLD IS EXHAUSTED; JP HARRIS – SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING: REVIEW Daddy, what did you do in the genre wars? Son, I [...]

The Music Review 4/5

"An impressive debut built on economical and emotive song-writing and delivered via one hell of a voice." 4/5 Chris Familton Newcastle’s Ben Leece has been building a name for himself as a solo artist over the last 12 months with songwriting awards and support slots for artists such as Tim Rogers and Courtney Marie Andrews. [...]

Jolene The Country Music Blog Reviews NWTWIE

Sophie Green penned some nice words about the record for Jolene The Country Music Blog Album review: No Wonder the World is Exhausted by Ben Leece When ‘Villains’, the first single from this album was released, I was quick to cover it because it was outstanding song. While singles aren’t always representative of albums, they can certainly [...]

Too Busy To Be Exhausted

I recently had a chat with Madelaine Stegman of Scenestr about No Wonder The World Is Exhausted. BEN LEECE IS TOO BUSY YO BE EXHAUSTED by Madelaine Stegman Ben Leece is releasing his debut album, ‘No Wonder The World Is Exhausted’, this week, and it looks like the promising country/ roots singer isn’t stopping anytime soon [...]

Newcastle Herald Interview

I sat down with Fairfax Journalist Josh Leeson recently to discuss the new record. Ben Leece realises musical dreams with debut album No Wonder The World Is Exhausted by Josh Leeson YOUR 30s are a dangerous time for dreamers. It’s when unfulfilled aspirations weigh heavily and threaten to consume. It’s especially the case for musicians. So it [...]