Lachlan & I

Greetings Internets,In 2017 I had the privilege of playing the Dashville Skyline festival here in the Hunter Valley. Although I’d spent plenty of time on the farm in the years preceding, it was my first time on the Skyline Stage.  It’s owned and run by a couple of friends and acquaintances of mine - Johnston [...]

Nothing I Have is Without… Nothing (Not Anymore) video is released today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48b_ytEnhcg&feature=youtu.be Nothing (Not Anymore) taken from the album No Wonder The World Is Exhausted available now on Stanley Records. Film by Brayden Boots Porter. Protest songs are pesky things aren't they? Believe me, I guarantee you this project caused me far more anxiety making it than it will you watching it. It was important for [...]

The Right Note

I recently got to sit down and chat with Rod Yates on The Right Note. He seemed pretty taken back when I presented him with my copies of the Henry's Anger albums, Rod's old band. It was hard for him to understand I was a fan - I am. Funny stuff. Anyway, despite being nervous [...]

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 [...]