Ben Wright Smith releases debut album THE GREAT DIVORCE and Announces Tour

After he delivered us his hit single ‘No-one’ in 2015 Ben Wright smith showed no signs of slowing down in 2016 returning to the forefront of the Australian music scene with his infectious single Sand Grabber which achieved both high rotation on Triple J and and a combined incredible 400K plus plays on Spotify. In 2017 the APRA award nominated Melbourne singer-songwriter has delivered yet again with the release of his debut album ‘THE GREAT DIVORCE’.

Produced by Oscar Dawson of renowned indie rock band Holy Holy The Great Divorcewas a true family effort with collaborations from Ali Barter, Tyler Millott (Husky, Ali Barter), Jesse Williams (Leah Senior, Girlatones) and Andrew Braidner (Stonefield, Ali Barter, Redcoats) Wright Smith began the recording journey in his hometown of Melbournebefore embarkingon a songwriters mecca to Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon landing Wright Smith worked with one ofAustralia’s most respected producers Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Yothu Yindi, The Divinyls) where the troubadours  continued to experiment and fine-tune the11 track record in what would become a gargantuan two year period before returning home to put the finaltouches in place  in Collingwood studio, The Aviary. The result is a diverse collection of up-tempo indie-folk songs is charged with pop hooks highlighting Wright Smith’s song-writing talent and instrumental flair.

"As we keep performing I think new elements and sounds begin to take hold. These ones tell the story of how I was feeling at the time." - Ben Wright Smith

Back home the Australia Council took immediate notice of Wright Smith’s incredible achievements and are supporting him with a Contemporary Music Touring Programme grant.  Assisting the young artist on his epic journey to deliver his extremely catchy tunes to all the corners of Australia including regional and remote areas, with a mammoth tour national tour set to kick off on April 20.

Thursday 20th April  Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill

Friday 21st April Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Saturday 22nd April Workers Club, Geelong

Thursday 27th April Transit Bar, Canberra

Friday 28th April Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga

Friday 5th May Charles Sturt Uni, Wagga Wagga

Saturday  6th May Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay

Friday 12th May Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Wednesday 17th May The Triffid - Courtyard, Brisbane

Thursday 18th May Treetops, Gold Coast

Friday 19th May Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Saturday 20th May Sol Bar - Front Bar, Maroochydore

Thursday 25th May Frankies, Sydney

Saturday 27th May Rad, Bar Wollongong 

Friday 2nd June The Loft, Warrnambool 

Saturday 3rd June The Exeter, Adelaide

Sunday 11th June Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Thursday 20th July  Sand Bar, Mildura

Friday 21st July Sand Bar, Mildura

Saturday 29th July Northcote Social Club, Northcote