DAS BEN - WELLYTOWN ACOUSTIC STONKAGE THE WAY ITS MEANT TO BE!!!
Born and bred in Wellytown, Ben has been playing his own peculiar brand of acoustic punk around town for years and has just released his debut CD 'MILLION MILES AWAY'. This CD was produced by Wellington muso Steve Gallagher and has more 'tude than Mr T after a bad haircut. Its the aural equivalent to jumping up and down on a sunny day after lots of beer. If the Ramones played unplugged or Lou Reed smiled more, they would sound like this.
i've assaulted venues across wellington, as well as playing New York, London, and Dunedin. I play solo, with friends, with a full band - no 2 Das Ben gigs are alike, but they're all a shiteload of fun. After playing live for years i still enjoy the 'what the $&%!?' look on people's faces when i make an unholy racket with my acoustic guitar.
beer, sunshine, moldy peaches, lou reed, jeffrey lewis, antifolk, hamell on trial, billy bragg, major matt mason, kimya dawson, ramones, paul kelly, and all flying nun bands.
maton acoustic guitar, monteiths original ale.
My CD Million Miles Away is available from www.smokecds.com now