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 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. [...]