Ben Wells and The Middle Names – Old Sea Salt April 12, 2011Folk

Ben Wells and The Middle Names - Old Sea Salt

Ben Wells and The Middle Names (BW&TMN) is the hottest band coming out of Hobart, and they are living up to the hype. Currently the band is only weeks away from releasing their highly anticipated new tracks ‘Old Sea Salt and ‘Lullaby’.

The past year has been an exciting rise for this young group lead by songwriter and front man Ben Wells. They were right at home on the main stage at Falls Festival Marion Bay 2010/11, playing to thousands including an eager few hundred who bustled for prime position against the barriers. Likewise, a similar energetic crowd greeted the band as they stepped on stage at MS Fest 2011, One Fine Day Fest 2011, and O Week 2011.

The band’s rise was noted at the 2010 Amplified Awards – Tasmania’s highest accolades for contemporary music – winning Emerging Artist of the Year, Indie/Pop Artist of the Year and Folk Artist of the Year.

BW&TMN has a legion of followers, both 18+ and underage, selling out shows in their home city Hobart with over 300 people attending.

They have toured Melbourne, with gigs at renowned venues The Espy and supporting The Little Stevies at the East Brunswick Club.

About this track…

Old Sea Salt infuses the bands instrumental and vocal characteristics in a metaphorical wave-like motion, producing particular feature moments intertwined with the story told by Ben’s strong lead vocal. Violin is a consistent feature throughout, giving the song its upbeat drive combined with the shuffle of percussion and acoustic guitar.

See below for a clip of Ben Wells and The Middle Names performing ‘Rainy Days’ live in October 2010. No video for ‘Old Sea Salt’ was available at time of post publication.

Artist Name Ben Wells and The Middle Names
Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
Lead Singer’s Gender Male
State/Territory Artist Is Based In TAS
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Hobart
Taken From The Release Titled Old Sea Salt
Artist Official Web Site http://www.facebook.com/benwellsandthemiddlenames
Artist Social Network Page http://www.myspace.com/benwellsband
Label Amrap Unsigned Approved