Blue Skies

Blue Skies, arranged for Violin, Viola and Cello. Advanced Intermediate due to double stops in Cello and Violin part, and use of swung rhythm.Written in 1926 as a last minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy, the audience on opening night demanded 24 encores of this piece from Belle Baker. It has since been…

The Power of Jesus Christ will Reign

A fun, boppy, composition suitable for performance in church. The lyrics of the Chorus read:And we thank you Lord Jesus for the things you’ve done,We’ve got a new heart from you and a new spirit too,and we will shout all your praises from the highest of heightsFor we are cleansed of our sins by the…

Sunflower (From Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse) – Post Malone & Swae Lee

Sunflower (from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) is an atmospheric, glitchy, soulful track that perfectly captures the movie that it’s from. Walking the line “between hip hop and dream pop” (Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone), this arrangement for String Quartet attempts to capture that essence in a style that is still enjoyable for the players. The glitchy,…

You Found Me – The Fray

I did some busking at the Echuca Farmer’s Market, and recorded parts of my performance. This is The Fray’s You Found Me, which I find to be a real raw and honest conversation that you might have with God if you just came across God on the street one day.

You Found Me – The Fray

“You Found Me” was released by American rock band The Fray in 2008. It was their third single to sell 2 million downloads in the US, and marked The Fray’s first number one hit in Australia. This is a lead sheet for the song, which has the melody and lyrics, and guitar chords. The song…

Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne

Coming from Avril Lavigne’s sixth studio album, Head Above Water was Lavigne’s first single since 2015. The song details her struggle with Lyme disease, writing “I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up…

And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

“War is War, and Hell is Hell, and of the two, War is an awful lot worse.” As I’ve been thinking about ANZAC Day tomorrow, this song has been running through my head a lot, and then this scene just seemed to pair up with it. We need to remember and honour those who sacrificed…

Cross focused or Resurrection focused?

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Cross focused or resurrection focused, was given at The Salvation Army Rochester on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019. The Reading was Luke 24:1-12. Right place, wrong time I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase, Right place, wrong time. It’s…

Echuca Farmers Market

On May 4, I’ll be doing some busking at the Echuca Farmers Market. Come along and discover some great local produce, and hear some great tunes. I might even throw in an appropriately themed “Weird Al” Star Wars cover for Star Wars Day. Echuca Farmers MarketMay 4, 8:30am-12 noonAlton Reserve, Hare St, Echuca

Colbinabbin Country Hotel

Friday, 5 April, 4-6pm. Ben will be at the Colbinabbin Country Hotel, playing covers for their “Bring on the Holidays” afternoon Drinks, and raising money for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. Setlist will be wide and varied, including “Give me a home among the gum trees”, “Unbreakable” (Birds of Tokyo), and maybe even a…