Ben Walker is a highly engaging emerging Singer Songwriter. British born but settled now on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with his young family, Ben’s unique brand of reflective country folk challenges and soothes in equal measure. A talented storyteller, Ben’s songs draw from his keen sense of observation, his experience living in the UK, Europe and now Australia and the love he has for his family and the outdoors.
Ben’s pathway into music is a captivating story involving mini cars, broken cellos, time as a roadie and sound engineer when at university and a long period in a stifling corporate world where music was a distant memory. Ben’s eventual release of 3 songs in 2020 built a platform that has led to festival appearances, co-writing opportunities and wide-ranging radio play. Ben now writes and releases music regularly, writing both on his own and with a variety of co-writers including the likes of Andy Penkow, Kevin Bennet and Frank Burgo. Ben boasts a burgeoning music catalogue with a debut album in the works. Ben’s recent song “I Won’t Forget”, a beautiful collaboration with Allan Caswell, Beth Lucas and Stephen Dobson – was listed as a semi-finalist in the 2022 International Song Writing Competition (Folk Category) and went to number 1 in the Australian Country Radio Chart.
Ben’s live shows offer a disarmingly honest, captivating melodic experience that takes the audience on a story and thought based journey. A popular fixture at the Tamworth Country Music festival, Ben will perform later in the year at a number of festivals in Queensland, with performances also lined up in Sydney and Melbourne, alongside plans to get closer to his fanbase through a house concert tour.
“Ben’s music holds a truth in it that connects and resonates with people, whatever seems to be going on in their lives. His lyrics are modern day poetry put to music.”Rachal, Professional Vocalist