Close friends Ali Barter & Ben Wright Smith are teaming up and hitting the road this week with co-headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
They will kick off their respective launch shows in Melbourne at Howler onThursday 8th of October before heading to Sydney for a show at Brighton Up Bar on Saturday 10th of October.
Ali Barter & Ben Wright Smith have both spent the past few years immersing themselves in to the live music scene local to Melbourne. Individually teaming up with producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy), they have found themselves working side-by-side, with Barter’s voice frequenting Wright Smith’s music (including guest spots on tracks ‘No-One’ and current single ‘Born Yawning’).
Meanwhile, Ali Barter’s brand-new six-track EP ‘AB-EP’, co-written and produced byDawson and mixed by Stephen Mowat is OUT NOW. The EP features tracks‘Hypercolour’ and ‘Blood’, and has been released via Barter and Dawson’s very own imprint, Ronnie Records.
The pair are also very excited to announce special guests Jack Colwell (Syd) andWILSN (Melb).
Having just released his latest his five-track EP ‘Only When Flooded Could I Let Go’, Jack Colwell gained immediate attention with his swoon-worthy single Don’t Cry Those Tears, which has seen him hit #1 on the AMRAP Airit Chart. Classically trained, he has worked as a session musician for artists as diverse as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Architecture in Helsinki.
WILSN, aka Shannon Busch, released her first single Unmeet You in April 2015and has since then supported the likes of Charles Bradley, Meg Mac and HARTS as well as teaming up with collaborator Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy), along with producer Stephen Mowat, to release her second single Walking For Days.
With Ali and Ben sharing a band for these launch shows, the nights promise to pull no punches. Expect a few surprises and come down early to see Jack Colwell andWILSN.
Ali Barter & Ben Wright Smith Co-Headline Shows
Thursday 08 Oct Howler Melbourne VIC
Special guest WILSN
7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick
Saturday 10 Oct Brighton Up Bar Sydney NSW
Special guest Jack Colwell
1/77 Oxford St, Darlinghurst