Ben has been playing in bands for the past 25 plus years. From the earlier Huxley Family
through Pangaea, Brokenhead, to the long lived Regurgitator, and the short lived The
Stalkers… and his various solo initiated but still band orientated projects – Jump 2 Light
Speed, Radio5 etc. Now for the first time ever he has ventured into a genuine wood-grained
Over the last 2 years Ben collected many lyrical ideas in a strange kind of therapy that
reflects his discomfort with the current Government, state of the environment, and our
place as human beings in this world. Gathering up these sketches he retreated to a studio to
the West of Brisbane City called Wild Mountain Sound. Over a time frame of 3 days with
the assistance of Jamie Trevaskis, Ben tracked 11 songs straight to 2 inch tape without the
use of a computer. No mobile phone could gain reception and a complete focus of
attention was achieved. Cut off from the world, Goodbye Machine came to life. We hope you
To coincide with this release BEN will embark on a varied selection of solo shows including
some with friend DAN KELLY on his upcoming tour for his new album Lesiure Panic.
In the meantime opening track for the release – Goodbye Machine is out:
BEN ELY Goodbye Machine solo shows… and more to come.
As special guest of… Dan Kelly with the Dream Band
‘Leisure Panic!’ National Tour Presented by The Music
FRI 23 OCT Brisbane, Fortitude Valley BLACK BEAR LODGE (with Dan Kelly)
Tickets from http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=56257
SAT 24 OCT Sydney, Chinatown GOOD GOD (with Dan Kelly)
Tickets from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/dan-kelly-leisure-panic-album-launch/80594
SAT 31 OCT Melbourne, Collingwood GASOMETER (with Dan Kelly and Jess
Ribeiro.) Tickets from http://gasometer.oztix.com.au/?eventId=56201
and for a bit of the island life…
SUN 1 NOV – Stradbroke Island ISLAND VIBE festival – Coconut Lounge
Tickets & info from www.islandvibe.com.au
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS
THUR 5 NOV Sydney, DJANGO BAR
SUN 8 NOV Brisbane, Ashgrove JUNK BAR
SAT 14 NOV Melbourne, Clifton Hill SOME VELVET MORNING
SAT 19 DEC Perth Four5Nine BAR
SAT 11 DEC Mullumbimby ST MARTINS HALL (with Dan Kelly)
GOODBYE MACHINE out OCT 16 on vinyl, CD and digital via Valve/MGM.
Featuring Beyond Gone, Narrow Minded Men, Idiot King, Slow and more…
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Jamie Trevaskis at Wild Mountain Sound.
All songs written by Ben Ely.