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…

Under Construction

This album is free to download, however I encourage you to make a donation to CARAD atĀ www.carad.org.au. CARAD is the Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees, and do incredible work on a limited budget. As this album speaks about loving others, I encourage you to share the love of others, by donating to this…

What U2 can teach Worship Leaders

I’ve just finished watching U2’s 360 Tour DVD, recorded at the Rose Bowl in California. It’s an incredible show, well worth watching. I love U2, and think that they might possibly be the world’s largest Christian band that isn’t a Christian band. Many of their songs draw from Christian spirituality, but do so in a…

The Stations of the Cross

A number of years ago now, when I was 21, I was housesitting over Easter. I watched The Passion of Christ on Good Friday. Through watching it, and thinking about music (as I was want to do at the time, studying Classical Music), I realised that there weren’t many compositions that explored this idea of…

Composing Power

I am enjoying living close to work at the moment. It’s a ten minute walk to my workplace three days a week, and this week, I’ve been walking home in order to get some arranging done. It’s something that I’ve been embracing more since I am not playing my violin as much any more, so…

Christian Music Sucks! (well, some of it)

I was thinking the other day. Liesl tells me that it’s never a good idea. But I was thinking that there’s a lot of really bad music out there, and a lot of it is Christian music. Take this video for an example: Take a real good listen to those lyrics. “He is like a…

Band I’d Love to see live

It’s late, and I need to post, so this will be a short one. The band I’d love to see live would be The Beatles. Not only did they form a lot of the “rules” of rock music that bands would come to live by for years to come, but they also broke those rules…