A place I like to go to

The countdown to the release of Ben’s debut album “A place I like to go to” is on! Ben recently played a sold out show in Sydeny with Allan Caswell where he wowed the audience with acoustic versions of some of his new songs. The new 11 track album will be out in late July / early August, but you don’t need to wait till then for new music with Ben planning to release singles in May and June.

To reserve a CD (~$25) or vinyl (~$50) copy of the album, contact Ben: Ben@benwalkermusic.org

Tamworth Country Music Festival – Schedule

Saturday 20th January 5.05pm – Riverside Stage

Sunday 21st January 10am – Big Golden Guitar

Sunday 21st January 1pm – 2TM Live Interview

Monday 22nd January 9.30am – Toyota Fanzone

Monday 22nd January 2pm – Tamworth Services Club (Hitmakers show)

Tuesday 23rd January 6pm – 8pm THE BIG ONE! Ben Walker Headline show at Tamworth Regional Gallery, supported by Beth Lucas. Ticket Link: Country/Folk with Ben Walker | TryBooking Australia

Wednesday 24th 10.30am – Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Weds 24th 2.30pm – Tamworth City Bowling Club

Thursday 25th 10.30am – Post Office Hotel

Not Country Enough…….Hogwash !!!

Not Country Enough…….Hogwash !!!When Ben Walker released his collaboration with Aimee Hannan, he was unsure as to how the Country fraternity would take the song. Would it be accepted in the manner it was meant? Tongue in cheek. Would Country Radio like and play it? It’s obvious now all his concerns were totally unfounded.
With thanks to radio presenters across Australia, “Just Not Country Enough” is receiving great airplay and has been showcased on ABC Country’s “Edge of Country” show and is currently charting on the Country Radio Chart.

Acclaimed song writers across the country have called us at CS Management to heap praise on the quirky writing of the song, remarking at it’s cleverness, not to mention the teaming with the amazing talents of Aimee Hannan.

In the meantime, Ben is working toward his ticketed show at the Tamworth Regional Gallery during Festival, Tuesday 23rd January at 6pm. If you would like to attend you can book here:
Country/Folk with Ben Walker | TryBooking Australia

“Just Not Country Enough” available through CRS Publicity, Mustang Radio Services, AMRAP and all streaming platforms.
Interviews:  Cameron Syrett: 0437 880 887

Just Not Country Enough

Ben Walker Enlists Aimee Hannan for New Release
Returning with his third song of the year, chart topping Ben Walker teams up with Aimee Hannan, to deliver an upbeat pop-country track asking if he’s “Just Not Country Enough”.

The track, recorded at Sing-Sing studios in Melbourne with producer Thomas Keating, is overflowing with stella musicianship with Callum Edwards on Bass, Dan Berry – drums, Thomas Keating – guitar and Michael Flanders on Pedal Steel). Add in the beautifully contrasting vocals from Aimee and Ben and this song will have you tapping and singing along. 

Talking about “Just Not Country Enough”, Ben says “It’s a fun upbeat crowd pleaser, but it is challenging a bit all those folks who like to throw up barriers and tell people they can’t do something because they aren’t this or that. In my case, I’m an Englishman who loves Country and folk music and all that Australian nature has to offer – I wouldn’t last five minutes outside my comfy studio or office but I love this country and its music, and I’m proud to be raising a family here in Australia.”.

Available through: CRS Publicity, Mustang Radio Services, AMRAP and all streaming Platforms.
Interviews:  Cameron Syrett: 0437 880 887

New single, video and shows on the way!

Ben has been busy recording music and a video recently, and his next song has a special twist as it features fellow Country singer Aimee Hannan! The picture below was taken from their recent video shoot in Wisemans Ferry:

With September booked out to support the release of Ben’s new song and to allow continued work on his upcoming Album, Ben will return to home concerts and shows in October. Bookings have started to come in so please hurry to book a show!

Home Concert Bookings and Gig Availability

After a number of requests, we are now taking bookings for our house concert tour! We have a handful of remaining dates and would love to perform in your house, garden, flat, vineyard – anywhere where guests can sit and enjoy our original songs, chat to us between sets and enjoy an exclusive invitation only event.

These events are free to the host, exclusive events for you and your friends, and are booking up fast! If you are interested, please email Cameron at: cameron@csmanagement.net.au.

If you are looking to book a public gig we would also be more than happy to talk to you, again, please email Cameron at: cameron@csmanagement.net.au.

Private house concert availability:

June: Fully booked

July: Dates available please enquire via email

August: Fully booked

September: Dates available please enquire via email

Public Gigs

We will be playing at:

Hats off to Country, Tamworth: July 8-9th:

  • Oasis Pub, Sat 8th, 1pm
  • Post Office Hotel, Sat 8th, 3.30pm
  • Tamworth City Bowling Club, Sun 9th 12.30pm
  • Oasis Pub, Sun 9th, 4pm & 7.30pm (Evening show – Writers in the round with Beth Lucas, Mem Davis and Owen Smith)

Queensland, Summer of Love Festival Sep 30 – Oct 1st (UPDATE: Festival Postponed)

New Single for Ben Walker Well Received

New Single for Ben Walker Well Received The latest release from Ben Walker “Meant To Be” seems to be making its mark with radio and video watchers alike. The comments from radio stations have certainly been encouraging considering Ben was extremely nervous about how this song would be received.
Ben says ” I’ll admit to still being a little nervous – it’s a song I’m very proud of but its not the pop country that so many stations are playing now.” 
Perhaps Ben’s nervousness is a tad misplaced given the comments we have received and the fact that the song on YouTube attracted over 1,000 hits in the first few days of release, now eight days later over 2,000. The video was produced and edited by Ben himself and carries the essence of the song well.
If you are playing the song we’d love to hear from you.
Wherever the song takes Ben from here, it’s “Meant To Be”.
Available through CRS Publicity, AMRAP and all streaming platforms.

Interviews: Cameron Syrett: 0437 880 887

Thought Provoking Release From Ben Walker

Following his number one hit “I Won’t Forget”, Ben Walker is today releasing his latest single that is sure to set you thinking. Beautifully crafted in the studio by Thomas Keating, “Meant To Be” carries Ben’s haunting vocals and well penned lyrics reminding us that history does repeat.

Ben explains ““Meant to Be” was inspired by conversations with musicians and songwriters from a variety of backgrounds and has its roots in rich research into the barriers people face every day and the social history that inspired songs by prominent writers such as Bob Dylan, and Sam Cooke. The song asks listeners why a world of equality isn’t “Meant to be” and why news headlines from past generations could so easily be re-used today.”

Available through CRS Publicity, AMRAP and all streaming platforms.
Interviews: Cameron Syrett: 0437 880 887

“I Won’t Forget” enjoys wide chart success.

This week has seen “I Won’t Forget” enter its third week in the Top Three in the AMRAP Metro Chart, #1 in the auscountry.com.au chart and debuted at #34 on the Country Radio Chart.

Co-written with Allan Caswell, Beth Lucas and Stephen Dobson, it has been well documented that the song was written in response to Ben’s mothers Alzheimer diagnosis last year. An extremely personal song beautifully reflected in the official video ((2) Ben Walker: “I Won’t Forget” – YouTube), it was a semi-finalist in the International Song Writing Contest last year with the video produced by Jay Seeney’s Blacklist Productions.

The Australian Alzheimer Research Association have published an article on the song which can be viewed here:
https://alzheimers.com.au/a-song-to-say-i-love-you/ Ben is hugely grateful the song has been acknowledged by them as well as receiving extensive radio play.

Ben is regularly applauded for the strong connection he makes with live audiences. He can be seen at Sappho Bar in Glebe, Sydney on Wednesday April 26th at 7.30pm.