Ben Catley will be bringing his high energy performance to festivals around Australia, NZ and UK in 2018/19. With frantic guitar playing, grooving foot-stomping and a huge stage presence, you’ll be sure to be on your feet and grinning. Touring with the likes of Pierce Brothers, Ash Grunwald, Tijuana Cartel and OKA, Ben is a well-oiled performer armed with serious feel-good vibes and interesting guitar tricks.
Ahead of an imminent new EP, Ben has released a collaboration with Perth hip-hop producer, Uncle Sam. ‘Nosebleed’ is a fun and groove-heavy roots/hip-hop track about past and still-present physical afflictions. From fractured coccyx to palpitations, this song happily wears its heart on its sleeve.
Recent track ‘Strong Hands’ – receiving regular airplay across national Australian radio, TripleJ and BBC in the UK – is a super fun jam that ends sharply to the surprise of Ben screaming vocals into his acoustic guitar.
“This is a lot of fun. You just can’t stop yourself listening to this!” • Triple J
“Ben Catley’s approach to the world of acoustic music is one that isn’t afraid of experimentation – adding production elements along with an attitude that manages to honour the genre’s past, while also looking ahead to the future.” • Pilerats
“Ben Catley stormed the NZ Spirit festival main stage with a jaw dropping display of guitar wizardry & full power vocals.” • NZ Spirit Festival
“One of the most lively solo acts we’ve ever seen… such energy! We can’t wait to have him back.” • Lindisfarne Festival (UK)
“Ben added to the vibe of the festival and blew everyone away with both performances. Come back again – Exmouth is crazy about ya!” • Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival (AUS)
“Ben Catley’s music and performance was second to none and had the girls swooning in their seats. His experience and stage persona shone through brightly… this man will go a long way.” • Toodyay Music Festival (AUS)
“With his high energy acoustic performance, his set was packed full of stomp box steel string magic, as per usual, and he ended the set with his signature song ‘Move Fast’ which ends with an incredible jam medley which had everyone simultaneously grooving along, and picking their jaws up from the floor.” • Wordplay Australia
Perth – Western Australia, Australia
Ben Catley – vocals, guitars, stompbox
Dave Sonntag – drums