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 [...]
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 [...]
No Wonder The World Is Exhausted is out tomorrow, but here's something to get you exhausted about the release. I worked again with my unbelievably kind-hearted and talented friend Brayden 'Boots' Porter and his equally talented sidekick Lachlan X Morris to come up with the cacophony that is the Rebel Alone film clip. WATCH REBEL ALONE FILM CLIP [...]
It is with great excitement that today I can announce that my debut record 'No Wonder The World Is Exhausted' will be out October 19 via well respected Sydney based independent label Stanley Records. Home of artists like Adam Young, Spurs For Jesus, Deadwood 76 and Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes, Stanley has set [...]
By Jim Kellar A musician’s torment is always ‘Am I good enough?’ The final judgement, almost always, has to come from within because when it comes to making money in the music business, the odds are heavily stacked against success. Ben Leece, the co-owner of Novotone Studios rehearsal rooms at Carrington with Ryan Wilson, has invested [...]
Over the weekend I reviewed Sarah Shook & The Disarmers new album Years out now on Bloodshot Records for Post To Wire. I loved the previous album Sidelong and Years was a pretty easy listen as well. Looks like the band appreciated it too. You can read the review here and make sure you check out [...]
Giving yourself a wrap is the most excruciating pain in the ass for any fair dinkum person writing and playing music, or anything creative for that matter, particularly when you don’t regard yourself that highly in the first place.