Releases debut album and tour


Ben Wright Smith


After he delivered us his hit single ‘No-one’ in 2015 Ben Wright smith showed no signs of slowing down in 2016 returning to the forefront of the Australian music scene with his infectious single Sand Grabber which achieved both high rotation on Triple J and and a combined incredible 400K plus plays on Spotify. In 2017 the APRA award nominated Melbourne singer-songwriter has delivered yet again with the release of his debut album ‘THE GREAT DIVORCE’.

Produced by Oscar Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy The Great Divorce  was a true family effort with collaborations from Ali Barter, Tyler Millott (Husky, Ali Barter), Jesse Williams (Leah Senior, Girlatones) and Andrew Braidner (Stonefield, Ali Barter, Redcoats) Wright Smith began the recording journey in his hometown of Melbourne  before embarking  on a songwriters mecca to Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon landing Wright Smith worked with one of  Australia’s most respected producers Mark Moffatt (The SaintsYothu YindiThe Divinyls) where the troubadours  continued to experiment and fine-tune the  11 track record in what would become a gargantuan two year period before returning home to put the final  touches in place  in Collingwood studio, The Aviary. The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo indie-folk songs is charged with pop hooks highlighting Wright Smith’s song-writing talent and instrumental flair.

As we keep performing I think new elements and sounds begin to take hold. These ones tell the story of how I was feeling at the time.” – Ben Wright Smith

Back home the Australia Council took immediate notice of Wright Smith’s incredible achievements and are supporting him with a Contemporary Music Touring Programme grant.  Assisting the young artist on his epic journey to deliver his extremely catchy tunes to all the corners of Australia including regional and remote areas, with a mammoth tour national tour set to kick off on April 20.

“He’s one of the country’s most exciting songwriters”

“One thing is clear – the guy can write a pretty mean song”

“The Melbournite has been carving up the Australian scene with his infectious music”


Ben Wright Smith

Thursday 20th April  Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill 

Friday 21st April Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine 

Saturday 22nd April Workers Club, Geelong 

Thursday 27th April Transit Bar, Canberra 

Friday 28th April Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga 

Friday 5th May Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga 

Saturday  6th May Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay 

Friday 12th May Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine 

Wednesday 17th May The Triffid – Courtyard, Brisbane 

Thursday 18th May Treetops, Gold Coast 

Friday 19th May Spotted Cow, Toowoomba 

Saturday 20th May Sol Bar – Front Bar, Maroochydore 

Thursday 25th May Frankies, Sydney 

Saturday 27th May Rad, Bar Wollongong

Friday 2nd June The Loft, Warrnambool

Saturday 3rd June The Exeter, Adelaide 

Sunday 11th June Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine 

Thursday 20th July  Sand Bar, Mildura 

Friday 21st July Sand Bar, Mildura 

Saturday 29th July Northcote Social Club, Northcote 



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