Ben Sal­ter re­turns to NZ

Aussie re­turns as part of ‘Back Your­self’ al­bum tour.

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The Grain­store Gallery wel­comes Ben Sal­ter.

Ac­claimed Aus­tralian song­writer and per­former Ben Sal­ter is re­turn­ing to Aotearoa this Septem­ber to pro­mote his third solo al­bum ‘‘Back Your­self’’.

Ben Sal­ter is one of Aus­tralia’s most highly re­garded per­form­ers and song­writ­ers. As well as be­ing a found­ing mem­ber of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the three-time ARIA-nom­i­nated Wil­son

the fi­nal­ists in each cat­e­gory will be shown, fol­lowed by the Awards Pre­sen­ta­tion. Oa­maru Opera House 7.30pm – tick­ets $5. Pick­ers, he is an ac­com­plished artist in his own right.

His de­but solo al­bum The Cat (2011) and fol­low up The Stars My Des­ti­na­tion (2015) es­tab­lished his pen­chant for eclec­tic, es­o­teric ar­range­ments and sounds that take in el­e­ments of folk, rock, pop, jazz, coun­try and be­yond, whilst main­tain­ing a co­her­ence and inim­itable melodic style.

Sal­ter has col­lab­o­rated, writ­ten and per­formed with artists as di­verse as Mick Thomas (Wed­dings, Par­ties, Any­thing), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Tem­per­ance Union), Bernard Fan­ning (Pow­derfin­ger), Gareth Lid­di­ard (The Drones) and Mar­lon Williams, to name a few.

He has toured with acts in­clud­ing Cat Power, J Mas­cis, Gareth Lid­di­ard, Count­ing Crows, Mar­lon Williams and Built To Spill.

Since the re­lease of The Cat, Sal­ter has toured tire­lessly across Aus­tralia, through­out Europe, and most re­cently to Ja­pan and New Zealand. His third al­bum, Back Your­self, is due for re­lease through ABC Mu­sic in Septem­ber 2017.

Tick­ets are avail­able on­line through Un­der The Radar, or at the Grain­store Gallery. Ad­mis­sion is $16. Make a reser­va­tions by tex­ting the Grain­store Gallery on 0273 666 201.

Fri­day 22 Septem­ber 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm. 9 Har­bour St, Oa­maru.

Oa­maru re­turn. De­parts Dunedin 9.30am, ar­rives Oa­maru 12.30pm – de­parts Oa­maru 1.30pm, ar­rives Dunedin 4.30pm. Con­tact Dunedin Rail­ways to book or Oa­maru i-SITE. N.O. Tramp­ing and Moun­taineer­ing Club: Lindis Peak. Great panoramic views can be had from the sum­mit of this track start­ing near the old Lindis Pass Ho­tel. A 5-6hour tramp/16km. Con­tact Jac 4345278 – depart Med­way car park 7.30am.

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