BEN ELY is generally known for his work with the band REGURGITATOR and other various projects, though over the last few years has spent a large amount of time writing and recording solo works.
After spending 16 years living in the southern capital cities Ben relocated back to his home town of Brisbane at the start of 2016. Driving around the city visiting certain locations of the inner city brought back recollections and feelings of events that took place in his youth. Flashbacks of stage diving for the first time at St Pauls Tavern in Spring Hill... his first girlfriend getting possessed by the Devil out at Capalaba... getting into car chases with violent bouncers in Red Hill... and many other bizarre events that now seem like an entire life time away.
These stories make their way subconciously into his new songs that compose what is his new album STRANGE TALES OF DRUGS & LOST LOVE. Ben will be performing these new songs from this album as well as a few from his last solo album GOODBYE MACHINE... and even the odd REGURGITATOR songs as he treks around playing some solo shows over Sept & Oct.
Buckle in and prepare to be transported back in time to the 90's inner city of Brisbane for some STRANGE TALES OF DRUGS & LOST LOVE.
Latest album out SEPT 15.
BEN ELY’s STRANGE TALES TOUR...
SEPT 21 Sydney RECORD CRATE
plus very special guest BLACKIE
SEPT 22 melbourne GRACE DARLING
plus guests Steve Tyssen (King of the North) and Kelly Day (Broads)
SEPT 23 Ballarat KAROVA LOUNGE
with Shonen Knife and Parsnip
SEPT 30 Brisbane POWERHOUSE
plus guest MCKISKO
Presented in association with the Brisbane Powerhouse.
OCT 1 hunter valley DASHVILLE SKYLINE
OCT 15 Brunswick Heads HOTEL BRUNSWICK
New album STRANGE TALES OF DRUGS & LOST LOVE.
Out on Valve through MGM - SEPT 15 - vinyl, CD and digital.
Cover image by Luke Henery.